A Boston conference last week with potential huge effect on Maine.
U.S./CANADA CROSS-BORDER POWER SUMMIT
BUILDING CAPACITY IN THE FACE OF MOUNTING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS
March 14-15, 2016
Omni Parker House Hotel
Patrick Woodcock, director of the Maine Governor’s Energy Office, told the EUCI conference that the New England states made a mistake by each trying to establish a foothold for the nascent offshore wind industry.
“What we really should have been doing is collaborating from the start. It never really made a lot of sense that one project, one group of utility ratepayers, would be the only class of ratepayers to bear the … huge burden for a demonstration project, when the dividends for bringing a new technology to the region is [shared] across the entire Northeast.”
-- Governor Paul LePage