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Governor Baldacci outlined his new energy plan Wednesday, which he will soon submit to the legislature.

The number one item in his energy bill may be ambitious: increase the amount of renewable energy being generated in the state by ten percent in the next ten years. Baldacci told reporters some of it is happening already.

There are projects in Mars hill. We're doing a wind energy study with the Native Americans on their reservation. We've got developments that Christian Herter is proposing in Aroostook County. There's an opportunity to see those things growing by the first of the year," said Baldacci. "The opportunity also is not just there. We're looking to develop the component parts with GE Wind at our Bangor facility, or in Auburn," Baldacci said.

The Governor is talking about encouraging General Electric to manufacture turbines for windmills at its Maine facilities. Baldacci is also hoping hydro power dams can increase their output, and he strongly endorsed proposals we reported on last week, to generate bio-diesel fuels from wood.

The Governor is also forming a task force to study whether Maine should get out of the New England power pool, which some say is causing problems for electric rates.
There are projects in Mars hill. We're doing a wind energy study with the Native Americans on their reservation. We've got developments that Christian Herter is proposing in Aroostook County. There's an opportunity to see those things growing by the first of the year," said Baldacci. "The opportunity also is not just there. We're looking to develop the component parts with GE Wind at our Bangor facility, or in Auburn," Baldacci said.

The Governor is talking about encouraging General Electric to manufacture turbines for windmills at its Maine facilities. Baldacci is also hoping hydro power dams can increase their output, and he strongly endorsed proposals we reported on last week, to generate bio-diesel fuels from wood.

The Governor is also forming a task force to study whether Maine should get out of the New England power pool, which some say is causing problems for electric rates.

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FEB 8 2006
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