UMaine Gets $5m for Wind Power Study 

The Senate has approved five million dollars for a UMaine study on offshore wind generation.The money comes from a 2010 energy and water appropriations bill just approved by lawmakers.The proposed research program would study wind turbine technology that can operate in the harsh conditions of the Gulf ofMaine.Meanwhile, a state task force continues to discuss the idea ofdeveloping ocean-based renewable energy projects off Maine’s coast.