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Governor Baldacci Thanks Voters 

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gov. John Baldacci is giving thanks toMaine voters for approving a bond issue that invests in offshorewind energy development. In his weekly radio address Saturday, Baldacci said the money inthe bond issue will solidify the role of the University of Maine asa leader in the development of offshore wind energy. The school’sAdvanced Structures and Composites Center is working to design andtest floating deep-water wind turbine platforms. The governor said Maine’s offshore wind resources hold greatpotential to reduce the state’s dependency on foreign oil. He saidthe wind power industry also could create thousands of new jobs inMaine. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)