Maine Revised Statutes

§3404. Determination of public policy; state wind energy generation goals

1. Encouragement of wind energy-related development.   It is the policy of the State in furtherance of the goals established in subsection 2, to encourage the attraction of appropriately sited development related to wind energy, including any additional transmission and other energy infrastructure needed to transport additional offshore wind energy to market, consistent with all state environmental standards; the permitting and financing of wind energy projects; and the siting, permitting, financing and construction of wind energy research and manufacturing facilities.
[ 2009, c. 615, Pt. A, §3 (AMD) .]
2. State wind energy generation goals.   The goals for wind energy development in the State are that there be:
A. At least 2,000 megawatts of installed capacity by 2015; [2009, c. 615, Pt. A, §4 (AMD).]
B. At least 3,000 megawatts of installed capacity by 2020, including 300 megawatts or more from generation facilities located in coastal waters, as defined by Title 12, section 6001, subsection 6, or in proximate federal waters; and [2009, c. 615, Pt. A, §4 (AMD).]
C. At least 8,000 megawatts of installed capacity by 2030, including 5,000 megawatts from generation facilities located in coastal waters, as defined by Title 12, section 6001, subsection 6, or in proximate federal waters. [2009, c. 615, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 615, Pt. A, §4 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 646, §4 (NEW). 2007, c. 661, Pt. A, §6 (RPR). 2009, c. 615, Pt. A, §§3, 4 (AMD).

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