Legislation seeking to set a 3GW 2030 target off Oregon marks a new effort to help spark floating wind deployment in a US state that has been on the sector's radar since its very earliest days, but was forced to wait and watch while Europeans took the pioneering role.

From “world class resources” off its shores, to the current reliance of coastal communities on “catastrophe-prone” supply lines and the role that marine energy “global leader” Oregon State University could play, bill HB 3375, sponsored by representative David Brock Smith cites a string of reasons why the northwestern US state and floating wind could be a marriage made in heaven.