Offshore wind could power all of Maine

Deploy huge offshore wind farms in the deep waters of the Gulf of Maine that could power the entire State by 2030—with an equal amount of energy left over to sell.

Maine is ideally suited. It is out of range of most hurricanes and close to urban centers. The waters are deep, so one plan is to re-purpose their shipbuilding industry to build turbine towers which can then be floated out and moored to the sea floor.