Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wind farm approved near Rumford

The Portland Press Herald: "AUGUSTA -- Maine environmental regulators have given their final go-ahead to a 22-turbine wind farm near Rumford whose principals include former Gov. Angus King.

The $120 million windmill project is to be built on ridgelines of Partridge Peak, Flathead Mountain and Record Hill in Roxbury. It would become Maine's fourth major wind farm."

Monday, August 17, 2009

'Maine's windkeepers'
"Maine's shipbuilding and seafaring renown have long been cultivated by Maine Maritime Academy. But the Castine school years ago diversified its programs to also prepare students who might seek work in land-based power plants.

'We saw many of our marine engineers coming ashore and transferring their skills to land-based power plants and industrial power projects,' said Janice Zenter, school spokeswoman. She sees that as a natural jump for those trained as mariners."