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2008-07-23 15:01:12

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF A University of Maine researcher told members of Congress on Tuesday that offshore wind power offers enormous potential for helping wean the U.S. off its fossil fuel dependence and that Maine is ready to lead the charge in developing the technology. Habib Joseph Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Laboratory at UMaine, said the Gulf of Maine alone contains 100 gigawatts of wind energy potential. That is equivalent to roughly 10...

2008-07-23 12:01:10

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 23--A University of Maine researcher told members of Congress on Tuesday that offshore wind power offers enormous potential for helping wean the U.S. off its fossil fuel dependence and that Maine is ready to lead the charge in developing the technology. Habib Joseph Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Laboratory at UMaine, said the Gulf of Maine alone contains 100 gigawatts of wind energy potential. That is equivalent...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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