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‘Offshore wind ready to take off in the U.S.’

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): As of the end of 2017, European countries have installed a total of just under 16,000 MW of offshore wind. The United States has installed 30 MW. For a country that ranks second globally in onshore wind installations with roughly 89 GW, why is it that the US is so […]

August 7, 2018 Read More →

‘Forward-thinking’ policies around Maine’s offshore wind-platform technology will mean 2,100 jobs

Associated Press: Maine is poised to capture hundreds of jobs when offshore wind takes off and should adopt policy positions to improve its opportunities, according to a new report. The report by the American Jobs Project said Maine is well-positioned thanks to advances in floating platforms developed by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and […]

June 11, 2018 Read More →

A Second Legal Challenge to Maine Governor’s Secretive Ban on Wind Energy

Portland Press Herald: Maine’s wind energy industry is challenging the constitutionality of a recent LePage administration executive order imposing a moratorium on new wind power permits across much of the state. In a filing in Kennebec County Superior Court, the Maine Renewable Energy Association accuses Gov. Paul LePage of “unconstitutional executive overreach in creating a […]

February 26, 2018 Read More →

New CMP CEO Voices Strong Support for Residential Solar

Maine Public: Maine’s largest electric utility has a new CEO. Doug Herling took over operations of Central Maine Power Company Jan. 1, a day after the utility’s long-time leader Sara Burns stepped down. Herling rose through the ranks, most recently overseeing electric operations for parent-company Avangrid for 2.2 million customers in Maine, New York and Connecticut.   Herling says although […]

January 18, 2018 Read More →

Op-Ed: U.S Offshore Wind Industry’s Foothold in the Northeast

(New Bedford, Mass.) South Coast Today: Up and down the eastern seaboard, states are competing to attract new investments in offshore wind. Rhode Island is home to the first offshore wind farm in the country. Maryland recently approved two offshore projects. Other states, from Maine to the Carolinas, are competing to be the center of […]

July 25, 2017 Read More →