Talk of the Towns 11/13/09

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Maine’s Off-Shore Wind Demonstration Sites
Why is Maine looking at offshore wind? What do we need to know in order to benefit from development of off shore wind? Why is the state proposing wind demonstration sites in Maine waters, and what would happen at these sites? How have impacts to fishermen, whales, seabirds and the environment been factored in? What are the four sites identified through this process, and what do we know about them?

Kathleen Leyden, Maine Coastal Program; Jake Ward, University of Maine

FMI: Dan Prichard, 22 State House Station, Augusta, 04333, 207-287-4919,