Maine native Dan Burgess has been tapped to direct the Governor’s Energy Office according to a press release issued today.
“Using innovative approaches to address climate change and reduce Maine’s carbon footprint is a priority of my administration. Dan Burgess is an experienced, highly qualified leader on state energy policies. I am excited to welcome him to the Governor’s Energy Office to Work together to chart a path to Maine’s clean energy future,” said Governor Mills. “Additionally, I am happy to welcome Dan home and his family home once again,” she concluded.
“Under the leadership of Governor Mills, Maine’s clean energy future is bright and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in this role,” said Dan Burgess. “I look forward to working collaboratively to address climate change head on by advancing energy polities that will benefit Maine’s environment and economy.”
Dan Burgess, 36, grew up on what was then a small dairy farm in Newport, Maine. The farm is now a solar powered Christmas Tree farm.
Burgess has spent the last eight years working to advance clean energy and climate policy in the administration of both current Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic former Governor Deval Patrick. He has an extensive background in other aspects of the industry. Dan will return to Maine with his wife, Rachel, and their daughter, Lucille.