NE4OSW Member Statements on Final Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap

February 23, 2023

NE4OSW Member Statements on Final Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap

The following New England for Offshore Wind (@NE4OSW) members issued statements today in response to the Gov. Janet Mills administration’s release of a comprehensive plan to responsibly advance offshore wind in Maine.

Read the full MCV statement here: “Maine Governor’s Energy Office Releases Offshore Wind Roadmap”

Read the full UCS statement here: “Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap Signals Promising Path for Responsible Offshore Wind Development”

About the Offshore Wind Roadmap

The Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap represents an 18-month initiative led by the Maine Governor’s Energy Office that brought together constituents from state agencies, municipalities, educational institutions, advocacy organizations, industry associations, and businesses along with public input. It features five central objectives, each with its own set of strategies and actions. Each objective would help set a pathway for building an offshore wind sector in the state that creates equitable economic advantage, helps reduce carbon emissions and secure more stable energy prices, fosters innovative technologies, supports existing coastal economies, and protects wildlife and the environment. 

A group of coalition members submitted comments on Jan. 5 for the Maine Offshore Wind Draft Roadmap, supporting the effort and calling for improvements to some of its frameworks. 

Read the Jan. 5 press release here.

Jennifer Delony, New England for Offshore Wind, 603.320.7043