Sen. Lawrence issues statement supporting offshore wind energy research and development in Gulf of Maine

Posted: November 24, 2020 | Energy, Utilities and Technology, Senator Lawrence, Uncategorized

AUGUSTA — Last week, Gov. Mills announced that Maine will create the nation’s first floating offshore wind research array in the Gulf of Maine. Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, who serves as Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, issued the following statement:

“I am incredibly excited to see this trend of investment in renewable energy research in the State of Maine. This is not only good for our environment, but will help boost Maine’s economy as we recover from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am also pleased that this initiative will create good-paying trade jobs, and has received such strong support from Ironworkers Local 7, who will play a crucial role in implementing this project. Gov. Mills tapped several collaborators for this, including the University of Maine, which had already been working on offshore wind energy development. I will be watching the progress of this research and development project closely.”