Maine Wind News Round up for October 2011

Maine to Host Regional Wind Conference

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) and Renew are pleased to announce the first Northeast Regional Wind Energy conference.  In an effort to meet growing interest and demands to explore the specific issues related to wind energy development in the Northeast US, AWEA,MWII and Renew have partnered to provide a comprehensive technical conference. The conference will include information integral to the development of both onshore and offshore wind within the Northeastern region. The partnership is exploring the opportunities to host the conference in the early fall, 2012. More information to come soon.



Wind Power Economics Discussed at UMaine

The economic costs and benefits associated with wind energy as compared with other energy sources were analyzed at a University of Maine forum on Wednesday, October 26, by economists, an energy analyst, and an electricity transmission expert from Central Maine Power.

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Coalition wants 20% of Maine power from renewable energy sources

Representatives from three Maine businesses, an electricians union and environmental groups held a press conference at Bangor Public Library on Thursday to announce the start of a petition drive for a ballot initiative that would require Maine’s utilities to increase the percent of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.

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Wind on Air

Former Governor Angus King of Independence Wind and Paul Williamson from MWII discuss Maine wind energy issues on WLOB radio. To listen to the interviews

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