Published Thu, Jun 30 2022
The decision is a major setback for the Biden administration’s agenda to combat climate change, specifically the goal to zero out carbon emissions from power plants by 2035 and cut in half the country’s emissions by 2100.
Former Gov. Paul LePage says if reelected in November, he would not proceed with Gov. Janet Mills' application to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to site a wind-energy farm about 30 miles off Maine's coast.
"My minimum is 40 miles out. If you're out 40 miles or 50 miles I'll be all supportive. In the fishing waters I will not support windmills," he says.
LePage spoke at an event in Windham, where his candidacy was endorsed by…
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The proposed contract's likely impact on Maine electricity customers is being shielded from public view, for now.
By Tux Turkel Staff Writer
The developers of a planned offshore wind energy research array have asked state regulators to approve a 20-year electricity supply contract with terms they say are essential to their investing $1.2 billion in a project that could help launch a new renewable energy industry in Maine.
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