Offshore Wind Plans Underway 

AP – Maine officials have identified locations of three offshore wind-power test sites that would be the first of their kind in the nation and could unlock the door to huge reserves of energy. The administration of Gov. John Baldacci announced Tuesday that the sites will be near Boon Island off York in southern Maine, near Damariscove Island south of Boothbay Harbor, and south of Monhegan Island off Port Clyde. UMaine Professor Habib Dagher says the test windmills will appear in 2011. Dagher said winds off Maine’s shores have a potential to produce the equivalent of 149 nuclear plants. Gov. John Baldacci called the offshore test the first of its kind in the country and said, “This is where the future lies.’