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Maine offshore wind proposals win millions in federal grants

Written by John Poulin Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Two proposed offshore wind projects in Maine today received important federal grants that officials say will help put the state at the forefront of developing a commercial, deepwater wind power industry.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced two offshore wind awards of $4 million each, for projects off Monhegan Island and in the Gulf of Maine off Boothbay Harbor.

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Grant for Offshore Wind Project Could Mean Thousands of Jobs for Mainers

Written by John Poulin Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Orono -The University of Maine will design the first offshore wind project in the country.

The Department of Energy has granted $4 million for the initial phase design of a deepwater floating offshore wind energy project off the coast.

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UMaine Wins Major Federal Grant for Offshore Wind Development

Written by John Poulin Wednesday, 12 December 2012

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced what may be the largest research award ever granted in the Maine: If approved by Congress, the grant will send up to $47 million dollars to the University of Maine for development of offshore wind energy. The University was one of just seven organizations awarded grants out of a field of 70. As Jennifer Mitchell reports, the University's composites facility, which has been on the cutting edge of renewable energy technology, has big plans for the money, and is hoping that its project will change the face of wind energy in America.



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