Maine Gov. Paul LePage said that he won't back an energy bill making its way in the state legislature unless it has a provision that would consider ratepayer support for the University of Maine's pilot offshore wind project but not for Statoil North America's offshore wind project. "We are working to ensure that the [Public Utilities Commission] can consider the University of Maine and that Maine actually gets the best deal for offshore wind development," said Patrick Woodcock, the governor's energy director. "We're trying to bring a little parity to the consideration of the university and Statoil."

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