Perhaps the Press Herald should look beyond a single "piece of the puzzle" and heed the Maine Tourism Association's recent warning that wind projects threaten the tremendous Maine economic driver, tourism.
It’s well known that Maine’s high cost of energy is a drag on our economy, but the growth of the state’s renewable power sector is also a valuable export. These are issues that should not be studied with only a single lens.
Maine needs expanded, higher-level energy office, Republican leader says
“But we really aren’t staffed up to deal with a lot of these issues,” he said, referring to topics that include offshore wind energy, nuclear waste storage at the former Maine Yankee power plant in Wiscasset, and the growing use of solar energy.