Maine Governor John Baldacci (D), U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe (R) and Susan Collins (R), and U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud (D) and Chellie Pingree (D) met with U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu last week to seek funding for a National Deepwater Offshore Wind Research Center to be operated by the University of Maine. According to a media release, the Maine officials asked for $20 million of stimulus package funding for the first year of this project and sought support from Sec. Chu for the program over the next four years.