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June 24, 2024

Janet Mills

Friends of Sears Island
Maine Chooses Nature Preserve for Floating Wind Port
Sears Island on Maine’s central coast is the preferred site for a port to support the offshore wind farms state leaders hope will be built nearby. 
Versant Power
Maine Voters Reject Public Takeover of Electric Utilities
Maine voters decisively rejected a proposed public takeover of the state’s for-profit electric transmission and distribution infrastructure. 
BOEM
BOEM Designates Draft Wind Energy Area in Gulf of Maine

Federal regulators have designated a draft wind energy area in the Gulf of Maine, shrinking it substantially from its earlier stages and excluding a key lobster fishing area.

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Maine Blows Past Heat Pump Installation Target
Maine Gov. Janet Mills wants 175,000 more heat pumps installed by 2027 as Maine continues climate protection efforts.
State of Maine
Maine Gov. Vetoes OSW Bill Over Labor Requirements
Gov. Mills says organized labor requirements would raise costs for ratepayers, put state at competitive disadvantage in developing offshore wind industry.
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Incumbents Successful in Most Contested Governors’ Races
Democrats backing aggressive climate policies won or were leading in eight of 12 of the most contested gubernatorial races after voting Tuesday.
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Maine Voters to Decide on Upending Utility Landscape in 2023
Maine voters may have the chance to upend the state’s utility landscape and send its two biggest players packing in November 2023.
Office of Gov. Janet Mills
Maine Community Program Preps New Round of Emissions, Resilience Grants
Maine’s Community Resilience Partnership will open a new grant round next month to help communities reduce emissions and build climate resilience.
Roger Merchant
Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Limit Regional Transmission Lines
Gov. Janet Mills vetoed a bill that she says would create barriers to development of transmission lines and hinder efforts to reach regional climate goals.
Versant Power
Maine Legislature Gives Final OK on Utility Accountability Bill
Legislators sent a bill to Gov. Janet Mills that would allow for up to a $1 million fine per year for utilities that fail to meet new service standards.

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