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The gulf of Maine with a light house in the distance

Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap

NEW - The Governor’s Energy Office released the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap, a stakeholder-driven comprehensive plan that offers detailed strategies for Maine to realize economic, energy, and climate benefits from offshore wind, in conjunction with communities, fisheries, and wildlife of the Gulf of Maine.

Maine Offshore Wind Initiative

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Mills Administration Releases Comprehensive Plan to Responsibly Advance Offshore Wind in Maine

The Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap outlines strategies for Maine to benefit from offshore wind, while preserving Gulf of Maine communities,…

Maine Offshore Wind Research Advisory Board Established

The advisory board of the Maine Offshore Wind Research Consortium, which will advise the State on research priorities in support…

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The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans

Temperatures in Maine were among the highest ever recorded in 2020

Offshore wind would diversify Maine’s energy sources to reduce fossil fuel emissions

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Maine people spend more than $4.4 billion annually to import fossil fuels

The Gulf of Maine has among the highest sustained wind speeds in the world

The Gulf’s energy potential would help Maine meet its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050

An abundant supply of clean energy would help power Maine’s transition from fossil fuels

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With new federal and state energy targets and advancing technology, offshore wind is estimated to become a multi-billion industry by the end of the decade

Job growth is emerging in skilled trades, marine sciences, manufacturing, engineering, surveying and shipbuilding

Maine has the record of research and innovation, the public-private partnerships, and the deep-water ports to grow this industry

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Sustain Maine's Maritime Heritage

Work together to minimize impacts on fishing and responsibly advance offshore wind

Grow a vibrant economy that respects and invests in Maine’s marine industries and communities

Protect and preserve Maine's ocean environment through rigorous research and scientific partnerships