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Why Sears Island is the best spot for Maine’s offshore wind port

An active seaport since the 1700s, the Port of Searsport is among the most versatile port sites on the East Coast. For decades, Sears Island has been seen as one…

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Newsletter | June 2024

Cover's updates on funding for Maine's Advanced Floating Offshore Wind Port Project, upcoming Committee meetings, and opportunities for comments.

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Newsletter | May 2024

Covers updates on Maine's request for lease to advance floating offshore wind research array site, the environmental review of Gulf of Maine Offshore Wind Research lease, and upcoming meetings.

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MaineDOT Applies for Federal Grant to Advance Floating Offshore Wind Port Project

The Maine Department of Transportation announced today that it has applied for $456 million in grant funding from the federal government to help construct the East Coast's first floating offshore…

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Governor Mills Promotes Maine During Keynote Address at International Offshore Wind Conference

Governor announces the State has begun its process to procure 3,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2040, a milestone in Maine’s efforts to develop responsible offshore wind, stabilize energy…

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Governor Mills, U.S. Senators Collins & King, and Rep. Pingree Announce Federal Decision to Exclude Critical Maine Fishing Grounds from Commercial Offshore Wind Leasing

At the urging of the Governor and Congressional Delegation, BOEM excludes vital lobster fishing areas from offshore wind energy maps in Gulf of Maine Governor Janet Mills, U.S Senators Susan…

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