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Matt Simmons Interviews and remembrances
  • Published
    January 23, 2011

    University of Maine picks up Ocean Energy Institute mantle

    The Ocean Energy Institute will close its Rockland offices and transfer all its assets, including Matthew Simmons' library of works, to the University of Maine's AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, which is home to the University of Maine's research and development activity in deepwater offshore wind. That announcement was made Sunday, Jan. 23, in a news release from UMaine. UMaine will establish ...

  • Published
    August 12, 2010

    Enthusiastic, intelligent, fearless: friends remember Matthew Simmons

    Those who knew and worked with Matthew Simmons remember a man who was deeply interested in a wide variety of subjects and willingly shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Simmons, a national energy investment leader who restored the Strand Theatre and founded the Ocean Energy Institute in Rockland, died Aug. 8 at his island home on North Haven. Simmons first came to Maine while a college student in ...

  • Published
    August 9, 2010

    Energy leader Matthew Simmons dies on North Haven

    Matthew Simmons, a national energy investment leader who founded the Ocean Energy Institute in Rockland, died Aug. 8 at his home on North Haven. Simmons, 67, died of drowning while in a hot tub at his home on Salt Marsh Lane, according to the Maine Medical Examiner's Office, which conducted an autopsy Aug. 9. The autopsy showed that Simmons suffered from heart disease and that may have contributed to his ...

  • Published
    July 14, 2010

    Matt Simmons tells a ‘real ugly story’

    Corporate inaction and incompetence helped thrust the Macondo blowout into an environmental disaster, and energy investment banker Matthew Simmons will be the first one to say so; in fact, he was among the first to say so, and by his own words, took a roasting for it. The Simmons commentary on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion and the resulting oil spill is based on his years of familiarity with the oil ...

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