At Sen. Collins’ Urging, Administration Commits $20 Million for Deepwater Offshore Wind

ORONO — The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that it will invest an additional $20 million to develop and test deepwater offshore wind technologies.

University of Maine Prof. Habib Dagher credits Sen. Susan Collins’ efforts promote the University of Maine’s pioneering work in this technology development, including her work to arrange a June 14 visit to UMaine by Energy Secretary Chu.  The Department of Energy letter to Sen. Collins announcing the $20 million commitment calls Chu’s visit “informative and inspiring.”

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