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Maine Senator Submits Legislation Prohibiting Placement of Wind Energy Test Area

Source/Sponsor: 
Senator Dana Dow
Creator/Author: 
Maine State Republicans
Description: 
Senator Dana Dow (R-Lincoln) has proposed legislation to block the 12 MW Aqua Ventus wind demonstration project. 
 
LR 1613, “An Act To Protect Monhegan Island,” would prohibit the placement of a wind energy test area – with turbines forecasted to be 585 feet tall – within 10 miles of the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area. The measure is intended to safeguard the area's legacy and to protect migratory birds along the North Atlantic Flyway.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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Fifth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Description: 

The report states that Maine met the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2010. Maine’s gross state product continued to increase while energy consumption and emissions declined.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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Maine Offshore Permitting Road Map

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Composites Alliance, Maine Wind Industry Initiative, E2 Tech
Creator/Author: 
Jeff Thaler
Description: 

The Roadmap serves as an instructional outline for permitting and licensing in the Gulf of Maine for developers. It is intended to help guide potential wind and ocean energy developers to the Gulf of Maine.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Maine Comprehensive Energy Plan Update

Source/Sponsor: 
State of Maine
Creator/Author: 
Governor's Energy Office
Description: 

Maine’s policy recommendations include modifying the wind energy goals, improving the wind siting policy for the unorganized territories, clarifying long-term contracting authority, and ensuring that these projects benefit the residents of Maine in addressing their energy challenges.

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Publication Date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015
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S.P. 546: Resolve, Reauthorizing the Balance of the 2009 Bond Issue for an Offshore Wind Energy Demonstration Project

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Presented by Senator HAMPER of Oxford
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Cosponsored by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston and Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, KATZ of Kennebec, Representatives: GRANT of Gardiner, MARTIN of Eagle Lake
Description: 

This resolve extends the authority to issue bonds for the University of Maine's  offshore wind energy demonstration site previously authorized in June 2010. These funds are required to complete construction of the offshore wind energy demonstration site already under construction at the university.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0546&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2015
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S.P. 110: An Act To Promote Tidal Energy Projects

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Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington
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Cosponsored by Representative MAKER of Calais and Senators: COLLINS of York, DAVIS of Piscataquis, HAMPER of Oxford, LANGLEY of Hancock, SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, HOBBINS of Saco, TUELL of East Machias
Description: 

Renewable Energy credits for offshore wind projects. This bill expands the definition of "tidal energy demonstration project" under the  aws governing general permits for tidal energy demonstration projects to cover so-called tidal range projects, which extract energy from the differential head across a marine  enclosure. The bill further directs the Public Utilities Commission to conduct an additional competitive solicitation of proposals for tidal energy demonstration projects  and increases the allowed capacity derived from tidal energy demonstration projects to 30  megawatts and total allowed capacity contracted for by the commission to 45 megawatts. The bill also allows utilities to enter into long term contracts for deepwater offshore wind.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0110&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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H.P. 904: An Act To Maximize the Benefits of Renewable Energy in Maine

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Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick
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Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, FOLEY of Wells, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: McCORMICK of Kennebec
Description: 

Encourages energy development with the inclusion of offshore wind. The Legislature finds that it is in the public interest to improve the process for the siting and permitting of grid-scale wind energy development by ensuring against undue environmental economic impacts from wind energy developments both individually and cumulatively.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0904&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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