Commentary: Much thought led to recommending Sears Island for offshore wind port

Offshore wind energy is critical to the future of Maine. It is a necessary step in growing our economy and a crucial piece of meeting our obligations to reduce our reliance on polluting fossil fuels.

Before turbines can begin producing clean energy, Maine needs to establish a port to assemble these offshore wind components and ship them out to the Gulf of Maine. This is an important step in the process, and a decision needs to be made soon.

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