Maine Chooses Sears Island for Offshore Wind Port

A view from the ground-up of wind turbines against a blue sky with some clouds.

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February 20, 2024 (PORTLAND, ME) – Maine officials have chosen Sears Island as the preferred site for a port that will assemble offshore wind components and ship them out to the Gulf of Maine. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) was a member of the Offshore Wind Port Advisory Group which studied the various options. CLF released the following statement in response to today’s news.

“Offshore wind energy is essential to Maine’s future,” said Sean Mahoney, Vice President of CLF Maine. “Offshore wind will grow our economy and help us meet our obligations to ditch polluting fossil fuels. It’s critical that this process is now moving forward and we’re one step closer to getting this clean energy on the grid.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.