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Dem Govs Get It Done: Maine Gov. Janet Mills Signs Agreement with United Kingdom to Advance Partnership on Clean Energy

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Yesterday, Maine Gov. Janet Mills and The United Kingdom’s Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy signed an agreement to strengthen a partnership to advance clean energy technologies and achieve carbon-neutrality by mid century.

Under the memorandum of understanding, Maine and the UK commit to collaborating and sharing resources to reduce emissions from heating and transportation. The agreement also commits the two governments to working together to advance offshore wind and green hydrogen technology, while calling for cooperation on evaluating impacts of offshore wind on fisheries and the marine environment, workforce development, and port infrastructure. Last year, Governor Mills also signed an MOU with Finland to strengthen respective forest-based sectors and enhance forest health and sustainability in the face of climate change.

Gov. Mills has made thoughtfully advancing offshore wind production one of the key policy goals of her administration. Last month, she announced the State’s plan to create the country’s first floating offshore wind research array, and earlier in 2020, the governor visited Scotland as part of a U.S. delegation to learn more about offshore wind energy.