There's a lot of wind blowing like stink all over Maine, and no, it does NOT all blow out of Augusta, either!

Wind Power Blog Posts

Maine's Conversation About Wind Power

Wind power holds the potential to play a large role in shifting Maine's energy economy from a net export of dollars for oil to a net export of energy for dollars. Such a major shift deserves a lot of discussion and we invite Mainers with all points of view to have their say here. What have your experiences been with wind power? What is your opinion, and what facts can you share with us to support it?

Please note that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Green Energy Maine, LLC or its sponsors. 

wind turbine at university of maine at presque isle

The wind turbine at University of Maine at Presque Isle

03/27/2012 - 2:28pm

Portland Middle School Students Working on Wind Blades85 students from the King Middle School produced their versions of innovative wind blade design

03/20/2012 - 9:34pm

According to the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, ("E2Tech"), "Clean Tech is defined by a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and reduce or eliminate emissions and wastes.

02/18/2012 - 7:14pm

The Maine Energy Education Program (MEEP) and Maine Huts and Trails are excited to announce a partnership in conservation through education.

02/07/2012 - 5:47pm

"Focus the Nation", the country’s leading clean energy youth empowerment organization, has again selected Northern Maine Community College as a national partner to raise awareness and move the country toward clean energy solutions. NMCC joins MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as the only two schools in New England to carry the Focus the Nation banner in 2012. 

02/06/2012 - 6:24pm

The 9th Annual EnergyOcean International Conference & Exhibition is headed to Boston, after being held in Maine for several years in the past.

02/01/2012 - 3:43pm

On January 24, 2012, the Bangor Daily News reported that the landowners in Frankfort who proposed to build a 10-megawatt wind power plant on Mt. Waldo are suing the town in Waldo County Superior Court. The town passed a controversial ordinance placing a moratorium on wind power development in a vote of 244 to 222 on Dec. 1, 2011.

01/31/2012 - 6:42pm

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has opened a 60-day comment period on a report they commissioned together with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) about the effects that wind turbines may have on public health.

01/22/2012 - 4:24pm

Here is one technology that may come into play in Maine's grand, proposed plan for offshore wind power development in the Gulf of Maine.

WindFlip AS is a Norwegian company that has developed WindFlip, a novel approach to transporting pre-assembled wind turbines to offshore locations.

01/19/2012 - 9:47pm

On January 11, 2012, Windependence hosted a conference entitled, "Making Financial Sense of Small and Medium Community Wind Projects: A Workshop to Help You Understand the Economics". What follows is notes and tidbits taken from the presentations there. The upshot is to remember this key phrase: Net Energy Billing.

01/16/2012 - 1:30pm

On January 12, 2012, The Department of Energy (DOE) announced two new online tools to assist state and local policymakers, consumers, and stakeholders in evaluating siting and policy issues to help accelerate the use of distributed wind energy systems – such as wind turbines installed at a homes and businesses.