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June 8 bond question would benefit Maine’s public colleges and the environment

On June 8, Maine citizens will have the opportunity to support a bond that would provide much-needed funds for energy improvements at Maine’s public colleges and universities.

Question 2 reads:

“Do you favor a $26,500,000 bond issue that will create jobs through investment in an off-shore wind energy demonstration site and related manufacturing to advance Maine’s energy independence from imported foreign oil, that will leverage $24,500,000 in federal and other funds and for energy improvements at campuses of the University of Maine System, Maine Community College System and Maine Maritime Academy in order to make facilities more efficient and less costly to operate?”

Energy efficiency improvements for the Maine’s public colleges and universities – $15,500,000

Many older buildings on the state’s campuses require significant investment to make them more energy efficient, to retrofit heating systems, and to improve air quality. Bond funds for these critically important projects will enable the colleges and universities to focus scarce resources on teaching and learning and to decrease both short- and long-term energy costs.

Wind energy demonstration site – $11,000,000

The bond also provides funds for research, development and product innovation associated with developing an offshore, deepwater wind energy demonstration site. This effort is spearheaded by the University of Maine in conjunction with dozens of business partners. The bond includes funding for robotics equipment to accelerate wind components manufacturing. It will generate federal matching funds of $24.5 million.

The Maine Economic Growth Coalition is supporting Question 2. Learn why it thinks the bond is important for Maine’s colleges and the state’s future.

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