Rep. Berry uses the word "wind" three times in his piece. Each time he prefaces it with the word "offshore", implying he is looking out for just the offshore wind industry. But don't be fooled -virtually all the wind turbines built to date in Maine have been on land. Berry is simply protecting his friends in the wind industry - irrespective of where they might get away with placing their next set of ratepayer robbing "subsidy meters".
Maine has thrown up roadblocks to offshore wind, solar and battery storage. These policies and actions have denied lasting, good-paying jobs and opportunities for Maine businesses to serve our region. CMP’s proposal would continue this trend, reducing local demand and further harming our independent energy development......................................
Rep. Seth Berry, a Democrat from Bowdoinham and candidate for re-election in House District 55, is House chair of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.
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