NE4OSW Applauds Passage of Momentous Offshore Wind Bill in Maine

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NE4OSW Applauds Passage of Momentous Offshore Wind Bill in Maine 

AUGUSTA, Maine – July 27, 2023 – New England for Offshore Wind (@NE4OSW) today celebrated the passage of historic legislation in Maine that will encourage responsibly developed offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine. 

“This law is a major victory for Maine’s clean energy future and the region’s clean energy economy. The measures this legislation puts in place for offshore wind procurements, port development, and high-quality labor and environmental standards set a clear example to the nation for responsibly developing a new, affordable energy source,” said Kelt Wilska, Energy Justice Manager at Maine Conservation Voters, and Maine State Lead for New England for Offshore Wind. “We could not have reached this incredible milestone for the state without the deep collaboration between Maine environmental, justice and labor organizations, state leaders and the scientific community. We’re ready to get to work and launch this new industry.” 

An Act Regarding the Procurement of Energy from Offshore Wind Resources sets a procurement schedule for a goal of 3 GW of installed offshore wind power in the Gulf of Maine by 2040 and establishes measures to support development of a major offshore wind port in Maine. 

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About New England for Offshore Wind 

New England for Offshore Wind ( is a broad-based coalition of environmental organizations, businesses and business associations, academic institutions, and labor unions committed to combatting climate change by increasing the supply of clean energy to our regional grid through more procurements of responsibly developed offshore wind. We believe that responsibly developed offshore wind is the single biggest lever we can pull to address the climate crisis while also strengthening our regional economy, protecting ratepayers, creating high quality jobs, and improving public health by reducing pollution.