News & Events

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Sept. 22, 2021: William Harwood joins Governor's Energy Office as Senior Advisor for Regulatory Affairs

Sept. 20, 2021: Governor Mills Proclaims September 20-24 as Clean Energy Week in Maine

Aug. 16, 2021: Two Maine Technology Companies to Each Receive $250,000 in Maine Clean Energy Innovation Challenge

Aug. 9, 2021: Mills Administration Responds to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

July 12, 2021: Gulf of Maine Floating Offshore Wind Research Array: Preferred Site

July 7, 2021: Governor Mills Signs Legislation Prohibiting Offshore Wind Projects in State Waters

April 28, 2021: Mills Administration Introduces Bill to Prohibit Offshore Wind in Maine’s Heavily Fished Waters For 10 Years

April 22, 2021 Governor Mills Announces $500,000 Innovation Challenge to Spur Clean Energy Start-Ups, Create Jobs

March 4, 2021: State leaders unite to support Maine clean-energy entrepreneurs

Feb. 25, 2021: Maine joins national offshore wind research consortium

Feb. 8, 2021: Letter from Governor Mills to the Maine Public Utilities Commission

Jan. 25, 2021: Governor Mills Announces Actions to Advance Floating Offshore Wind Research Array in Gulf of Maine

Jan. 15, 2021: Governor Mills Welcomes PUC’s Request for Proposals to Further Develop Clean Energy in Maine

Dec. 10, 2020: Maine and United Kingdom Sign Agreement to Advance Partnership on Clean Energy, Climate Change

Dec. 4, 2020: Floating Offshore Wind Research Array Initial Stakeholder Webinar Dates Announced and Open for Registration

Nov. 20, 2020: Governor Mills Announces Intent to Expand Research and Development of Floating Offshore Wind in Maine

November 9, 2020: Mills Administration Releases Report on Strengthening Maine’s Clean Energy Economy

October 1, 2020: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.166 Million to Support Development of Offshore Wind Power Industry in Maine

July 10, 2020: Governor Mills Secures Discounted Electricity for Maine from Hydro-Quebec | HQ – GEO Commitment (PDF)

June 15, 2020: Governor Mills Files Letter to FERC Opposing Petition to Alter Net Metering (PDF)

March 11, 2020: Governor Mills Announces Assessment of Mack Point Terminal in Searsport to Support Growth of Renewable Energy Industry

January 14, 2020: Governor Mills Announces New Rebates for Maine People & Businesses to Install High Performance Heat Pumps

Dec 31, 2019: YEAR ONE: Expanding Health Care, Strengthening the Economy & Protecting the Environment - First Year of Governor Mills’ Administration Forges Progress for Maine 

Nov 26, 2019: Governor Mills Signs Executive Order Directing State Government to Lead By Example in Embracing Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Measures 

Nov 5, 2019: Governor Mills Applauds PUC’s Approval of Maine Aqua Ventus Contract

September 23, 2019: Speaking Before The United Nations, Governor Mills Announces Maine Will Be Carbon Neutral by 2045

June 19, 2019: Governor Mills Signs Bill to Advance Offshore Wind Demonstration Project, Announces Maine Offshore Wind Initiative

June 14, 2019: Governor Mills Signs Bill Promoting Energy Efficient Heat Pumps in Maine

May 24, 2019: Governor Mills Declares National Clean Energy Week in Maine 

April 2, 2019: Governor Mills Signs Legislation to Restore Net Metering & Incentivize Growth of Solar Power in Maine

March 21, 2019: Governor Mills and Efficiency Maine Announce Initiatives To Expand Electric Vehicle Use Across Maine

March 4, 2019: Governor Mills Taps Energy Expert Dan Burgess to Lead Governor’s Energy Office

February 28, 2019: Governor Mills Announces That Maine Has Joined Bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance

February 5, 2019: Governor Mills Signs Executive Order Ending Maine Wind Turbine Moratorium