A stable wind power industry will result in additional investment, which will strengthen Maine's economy.

Press

2017

August 10, 2017
Maine ranks in Top 10 nationally in installed wind energy capacity
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20170810/NEWS01/170819997

June 12, 2017
Maine wind power's next phase will be strange for firms used to competing
http://bangordailynews.com/2017/06/12/business/maine-wind-powers-next-phase-will-be-strange-for-firms-used-to-competing/

May 18, 2017
Residents support wind power in Gulf of Maine
http://www.fosters.com/news/20170518/residents-support-wind-power-in-gulf-of-maine

April 1, 2017
The New Clean Industrial Revolution
http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/04/01/maine-compass-the-new-clean-industrial-revolution/

March 2, 2017
Maine's renewable energy production surges with opening of 2 new wind farms
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/03/02/charts-wind-powers-growth-maine-2007-2017/

2016

September 12, 2016
Far cheaper wind power forecast as turbines get enormous
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/09/12/experts-say-wind-power-is-going-to-get-a-lot-cheaper-as-turbines-get-enormous/

August 18, 2016
Our summer work showed us how important it is to protect Maine from climate change
https://bangordailynews.com/2016/08/10/opinion/contributors/our-summer-work-showed-us-how-important-it-is-to-protect-maine-from-climate-change/

August 11, 2016
Wind Power Taking Off in New England
http://freepressonline.com/Content/Download-the-current-issue-as-a-pdf/Features/Article/Wind-Power-Taking-Off-in-New-England/93/78/47196

July 22, 2016
Wind power strengthens Maine's communities
http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/opinions/wind-power-strengthens-maines-communities

July 7, 2016
Wind output to grid gets key upgrade
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/07/07/wind-output-%E2%80%A8to-grid-gets-key-upgrade/

May 27, 2016
UMaine wind power project back in running for major federal grant
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/05/27/umaine-wind-project-back-in-running-for-major-federal-grant/

May 19, 2016
Maine advances in national clean tech rankings
http://bangordailynews.com/2016/05/18/business/maine-advances-in-national-clean-tech-rankings/

February 16, 2016
Maine Voices: Aroostook County energy projects would power more than electrical grid
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/02/16/maine-voices-aroostook-county-energy-projects-would-power-more-than-electrical-grid/

February 1, 2016
Wind, Sun and Fire
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/opinion/wind-sun-and-fire.html

January 10, 2016
Mainers, it's time for a New Year's resolution for our climate
http://bangordailynews.com/2016/01/10/opinion/contributors/mainers-its-time-for-a-new-years-resolution-for-our-climate/

2015

December 10, 2015
Wind power 'critical' to combating climate change, advocacy group says
https://bangordailynews.com/2015/12/03/news/bangor/wind-power-critical-to-combating-climate-change-advocacy-group-says/

December 6, 2015
Maine's emphasis on clean energy, environment pays off
https://bangordailynews.com/2015/12/06/opinion/contributors/maines-emphasis-on-clean-energy-environment-pays-off/

December 3, 2015
Wind power supporters release report
http://wabi.tv/2015/12/03/wind-power-supporters-release-report/

November 22, 2015
Spurned in Maine, wind farm to float in Scotland
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/11/22/spurned-in-maine-wind-farm-to-float-in-scotland/

October 19, 2015
OUR OPINION: Wind power deal a compromise that protects land
http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/10/19/wind-power-deal-a-compromise-that-protects-land/

October 18, 2015
Maine's leadership on climate change helps lower energy costs, too
http://bangordailynews.com/2015/10/18/opinion/contributors/maines-leadership-on-climate-change-helps-lower-energy-costs-too/

September 27, 2015
Maine's wind investment is worth it - even if wind doesn't always blow
https://bangordailynews.com/2015/09/27/opinion/contributors/maines-wind-investment-is-worth-it-even-if-wind-doesnt-always-blow/

September 18, 2015
Completed wind farm to continue providing economic benefits to Oakfield
https://bangordailynews.com/2015/09/18/business/completed-wind-farm-to-continue-providing-economic-benefits-to-oakfield/

August 21, 2015
Wind for ME and the Maine Ocean and Wind Industry Initiative host a family Build-a-Blade Challenge at the Skowhegan State Fair
http://www.windforme.com/pubs/Skowhegan-Fair-Press-Release-Aug-2015/

August 10, 2015
Analysis: Wind power taking off in U.S.
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/08/10/department-of-energy-reports-says-wind-power-installations-booming/

August 6, 2015
Wind project near Bridgewater to grow industry employment
http://bangordailynews.com/2015/07/31/business/no-nine-wind-project-to-grow-industry-employment/

July 18, 2015
Clean Power Plan will help us breathe easier
http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/07/18/our-opinion-clean-power-plan-will-help-us-breathe-easier/

July 1, 2015
SunEdison starts construction for 185-MW Bingham Wind project in Maine
http://www.windpowerengineering.com/construction/projects/sunedison-starts-construction-for-185-mw-bingham-wind-project-in-maine/

June 4, 2015
Developing clean energy is one way we can help Mainers breathe easy
http://bangordailynews.com/2015/06/03/opinion/developing-clean-energy-is-one-way-we-can-help-mainers-breathe-easy/

May 30, 2015
Turning Maine into region's economic and environmental crown jewel
http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/05/30/turning-maine-into-regions-economic-and-environmental-crown-jewel/

May 5, 2015
Report highlights benefits of wind power in Maine
http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/augusta-waterville/2015/05/05/report-wind-power-benefits/26938207/

March 4, 2015
Bingham wind project gets go-ahead
http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/03/04/bingham-wind-project-gets-go-ahead/

February 5, 2015
New wind farm offers big bucks to Osborn
http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/featured/new-wind-farm-offers-big-bucks-osborn/

January 8, 2015
Clean Energy from New Northern Maine Wind Project to Reach Southern Maine and New England
http://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=21276

January 6, 2015
Wind power expected to create jobs in Maine, 2015
http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2015/01/06/wind-power-jobs-maine/21351773/

January 6, 2015
New Report: Wind Energy Creates Jobs, Boosts Maine Economy
http://windforme.com/pubs/Colgan-Report-Press-Release.pdf

2014

December 11, 2014
Maine needs a wind energy tax credit extension for a clean, healthy future
https://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/11/opinion/contributors/maine-needs-a-wind-energy-tax-credit-extension-for-a-clean-healthy-future/

December 9, 2014
Study: Clean energy to be $1.9B industry in Maine by 2023
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/08/business/environmental-research-group-praises-maine-as-a-pioneer-in-clean-energy/

November 6, 2014
Wind turbine noise not linked to health problems, Health Canada finds
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/wind-turbine-noise-not-linked-to-health-problems-health-canada-finds-1.2826206

October 29, 2014
Vestas Stays On Duty At Kibby Wind Farm In Maine
http://www.nawindpower.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.13579

October 26, 2014
Maine Voices: Climate change more an opportunity than a threat
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/10/26/maine-voices-climate-change-more-an-opportunity-than-a-threat/

October 5, 2014
Maine facing energy challenges and opportunities
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/columns-analysis/2014/10/05/jeremy-payne-and-jeff-marks-maine-facing-energy-challenges-and-opportunities/1597409#

September 16, 2014
Our View: Renewable energy could spark Maine’s economy
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/09/16/our-view-renewable-energy-could-spark-maines-economy/

September 11, 2014
Frankfort will see wind farm’s benefits, but so will the rest of Maine
https://bangordailynews.com/2014/09/11/opinion/contributors/frankfort-will-see-wind-farms-benefits-but-so-will-the-rest-of-maine/?ref=comments

September 10, 2014
Maine group gets grant for wind power technology
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/maine-group-gets-grant-wind-224002129.html

September 9, 2014
Maine’s largest wind farm gets final OK
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20140909/NEWS0101/140909954

August 29, 2014
Oakfield Wind Farm Project Moving Right Along...Will Be Completed By End Of 2015
http://wagmtv.com/oakfield-wind-farm-project-moving-right-along-will-be-completed-by-end-of-2015/

August 25, 2014
Our View: Stalled gas pipeline shows need for energy diversity
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/08/25/our-view-stalled-gas-pipeline-shows-need-for-energy-diversity/

August 17, 2014
Skowhegan State Fair runs on clean energy
http://mainenewsonline.com/content/1408295-skowhegan-state-fair-runs-clean-energy

August 15, 2014
First Wind to Host Reception Honoring Maine Students That Received Scholarships Through 2014 Program
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/me-first-wind-idUSnBw155348a+100+BSW20140815

July 7, 2014
Emera, CMP agree to work together on wind power transmission projects
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/07/07/business/emera-cmp-agree-to-work-together-on-wind-power-transmission-projects/

June 17, 2014
Maine Voices: Proposed regulation of greenhouse gas would benefit nation, world, Maine
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/06/17/maine-voices-proposed-regulation-of-greenhouse-gas-would-benefit-nation-world-maine/

June 15, 2014
Sea Change: Counting the ways Maine gains from renewable power
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/06/15/sea-change-counting-the-ways-maine-gains-from-renewable-power/

May 1, 2014
First Wind secures financing for wind project
http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/5347/ItemId/33524/Default.aspx

April 1, 2014
Maine Legislature rejects Governor's attempt to change Wind Energy Law
http://www.nawindpower.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.12796

March 26, 2014
Wind power proponents hold summit in Maine
http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNewsArchive/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3475/ItemId/32909/Default.aspx

February 19, 2014
Maine wind project wins support of conservation groups
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Wind_project_wins_support_of_conservation_groups_.html

February 6, 2014
Maine wind energy plays vital role during recent cold stretch
Wind Helps Stabilize Costs During Cold Snap (PDF)

February 3, 2014
Wind is state's best bet for renewable energy
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/Maine_Voices__One_hedy_for_Web_.html

January 23, 2014
First Wind marks five-year anniversary of its Stetson Wind project
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/First-Wind-Marks-Five-Year-Anniversary-of-its-Stetson-Wind-Project-20140123

January 16, 2014
Renewable energy project powers up
http://www.boothbayregister.com/article/renewable-energy-project-powers/27233

2013

December 5, 2013
Environmental board rejects challenges to Hancock wind farm permits
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/05/news/hancock/environmental-board-rejects-challenges-to-hancock-wind-farm-permits/

December 5, 2013
Wind turbines, wildlife can coexist in Maine, report says
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/05/business/wind-turbines-wildlife-can-coexist-in-maine-report-says/

December 4, 2013
Maine wind project could create 340 jobs, $120 million in investment
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Ocean_wind_filing_touts_benefits_for_state_economy__jobs_.html

November 20, 2013
Report: Maine Benefiting from Wind Power
http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNewsArchive/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3483/ItemId/31027/Default.aspx

November 3, 2013
Now competitive, wind power could advance LePage's energy agenda
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/Michael_Cuzzi___Now_competitive__wind_power_could_advance_LePage_s_energy_agenda_.html

August 17, 2013
Maine Voices: Power grid upgrade will help ensure delivery of cleaner electricity
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/power-grid-upgrade-will-help-ensure-delivery-of-cleaner-electricity_2013-08-17.html

June 13, 2013
Why wind energy is right for Aroostook County
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/06/13/opinion/why-wind-energy-is-right-for-aroostook-county/

May 24, 2013
FACT CHECK: Wind Power and the Cost of Electricity in Maine
Fact Check Understanding the Price of Electricity.pdf

May 13, 2013
FACT CHECK: Superior Court v. Law Court Review of Wind Projects
Fact Check Superior Court v Law Court Review of Wind Projects.pdf

May 9, 2013
LePage wants wind energy goals out of Maine law
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/09/news/state/lepage-wants-wind-energy-goals-out-of-maine-law/

March 24, 2013
Visual impact standard for wind power not in law
http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/letters/visual-impact-standard-for-wind-power-not-in-law_2013-03-23.html

March 21, 2013
Citizen board reverses DEP rejection of wind power project
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/21/politics/citizen-board-overturns-dep-rejection-of-wind-power-project/

February 17, 2013
Wind power, snowmobilers link up in Maine
http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/02/wind-power-snowmobilers-link-up-in-maine/

January 24, 2013
Maine offshore wind project gets key approval
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130124/us-maine-offshore-wind/?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=politics

January 23, 2013
Another View: Maine economy will benefit from wind power tax credit extension
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/maine-economy-will-benefit-from-wind-power-tax-credit-extension-_2013-01-23.html

January 15, 2013
First Wind gambles on PTC extension - and wins
http://www.nawindpower.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.10971#.UPWyp2cwdBB

2012

December 25, 2012
Wind farm projects looking up in Maine
http://www.pressherald.com/news/wind-farm-projects-looking-up-in-maine_2012-12-26.html

November 26, 2012
Proposed snowmobile circuit could electrify rural Maine's economy (VIDEO)
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/222888/2/Proposed-snowmobile-circuit-could-electrify-rural-Maines-economy

November 25, 2012
Snowmobile trails would link Maine wind farms
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-11-25/snowmobile-trails-would-link-maine-wind-farms

October 27, 2012
Economist: Cheap, dirty coal key cause of Maine's energy woes
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/10/19/business/economist-cheap-dirty-coal-key-cause-of-maines-energy-woes/

October 25, 2012
International energy companies pitch $2 billion renewable energy plan
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/energy-titanssee-powerin-wind-water_2012-10-24.html

October 7, 2012
Report touts region's vast resource of wind power
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20121007-NEWS-210070340

July 2, 2012
Towers about to rise on newest Maine wind farm
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-07-02/towers-about-to-rise-on-newest-maine-wind-farm

April 3, 2012
5th anniversary of Mars Hill wind marked in Maine
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9TTH2581.htm

February 16, 2012
Penobscot Nation receives $1M federal grant toward wind development project
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/16/news/mid-maine/penobscot-nation-receives-1m-federal-grant-toward-wind-development-project/

January 25, 2012
Renewable energy is a moral imperative
http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/renewable-energy-is-a-moral-imperative_2012-01-24.html

January 23, 2012
Mainers would win with renewable standard
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/01/23/opinion/contributors/mainers-would-win-with-renewable-standard/

2011

December 18, 2011
Wind power will stabilize electricity rates
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/12/18/390865/states-most-installed-wind-solar-power-least-increase-in-electricity-prices/

December 7, 2011
Independent survey finds again that 86% of Maine voters support wind power (PDF)
../pubs/2011pollresults.pdf

November 29, 2011
Frankfort vote demands facts
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/29/opinion/editorials/frankfort-vote-demands-facts/

November 22, 2011
Oakfield vote advances $300 million wind project in Aroostook County
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/22/news/aroostook/oakfield-vote-advances-300-million-wind-project-in-aroostook-county/

October 27, 2011
Panelists: Wind energy gives Maine a shot at sustainability
http://mainecampus.com/2011/10/27/panelists-wind-energy-gives-maine-a-shot-at-sustainability/

October 17, 2011
Construction is beneficiary
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/10/16/opinion/letters/monday-oct-17-2011-voting-the-american-jobs-act-and-wind-power/

October 14, 2011
Wind power helps save Down East way of life
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/10/14/opinion/wind-power-helps-save-down-east-way-of-life/

October 5, 2011
LURC approves 19-turbine wind farm in Hancock County
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/10/05/energy/lurc-approves-19-turbine-wind-farm-in-hancock-county/

September 20, 2011
Wind farm helps Lincoln lower tax rate, town officials say
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/09/20/news/penobscot/wind-farm-helps-lincoln-lower-tax-rate-town-officials-say/

September 4, 2011
Another View: Expedited wind permitting is solid energy policy for Maine
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/expedited-wind-permitting-is-solid-energy-policy-for-maine_2011-09-04.html

September 2, 2011
Blustering rhetoric doesn’t advance wind power debate
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/09/02/opinion/contributors/blustering-rhetoric-doesn%E2%80%99t-advance-wind-power-debate/

August 15, 2011
Wind energy from First Wind’s Mars Hill Project providing affordable power
http://www.americanrecycler.com/0811/1084wind.shtml

August 1, 2011
It's time to give wind energy a chance
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/opinion/its-time-to-givewind-energy-a-chance_2011-07-31.html

July 20, 2011
George Smith: Industrial sites, wind towers? Pah! Anglers go where the fish are
http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/columnists/industrial-sites-wind-towers_-pah_anglers-go-where-the-fish-are_2011-07-19.html?searchterm=george+smith

June 5, 2011
Energy choices and the no free lunch principle
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/energy-choices-and-the-no-free-lunch-principle_2011-06-05.html

June 2, 2011
Anti-wind myths addressed in environmental report
http://www.nawindpower.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.8002