Economic development in offshore power touted at closing day of Energy Ocean International conference


     Gov. Paul LePage's energy czar on June 16th said the administration sees economic development potential from the development of offshore energy. 

     In recent weeks, there have been various media reports on exactly where LePage's administration stood on the development of offshore wind, in particular. At the closing day of the EnergyOcean International 2011 conference, Kenneth Fletcher, director of the governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security, spoke to clarify the administration's stance.

"I think the real opportunity we see, the administration sees, is through our research and development, manufacturing and assembly - we would like to have Maine become the pre-emptive leader, at least on the East Coast," said Fletcher.

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