Clean energy for all homes in Maine — all credit goes to conservation groups with a green dream.
Conservation and labor groups are pushing for a law that could boost Maine’s offshore energy production.
According to AP News, Maine currently has a plan in place for floating offshore wind research off its coast. This plan is currently moving through government approvals, so offshore wind energy production is years away.
A proposal before the Maine Legislature needs state authorities to procure 2.8 gigawatts of wind energy over the next 12 years. This amount of energy is enough to power almost a million homes in a state with less than 1.4 million residents.
Democratic Governor Janet Mills also supports wind power and wants to balance the growth of the industry with commercial fishing. Hopefully, the legislature will pass soon, so residents of Maine can get clean power.
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