LD 797 would set roadmap for cutting carbon pollution and strengthening Maine’s economy News Release March 13, 2019 (AUGUSTA, ME) – From shellfish growers and farmers to doctors and home-grown clean energy businesses, a wide range of Mainers testified today in support of a bipartisan bill to spark action on climate change. An Act to Read More
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Senator Brownie Carson, Chair Representative Ralph Tucker, Chair Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources My name is Dylan Voorhees and I am the Climate & Clean Energy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). NRCM strongly supports this framework legislation, which we view as essential to tackling climate change in the Read More
Outlining an ambitious agenda for Maine, she joins a coalition of governors who embrace the aims of the Paris accord. By Kevin Miller, Portland Press Herald AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills outlined an extensive climate agenda on Thursday, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, work toward 100 percent renewable electricity generation and to work with Read More
Statement of Dylan Voorhees, NRCM Climate & Clean Energy Director “NRCM applauds and congratulates Governor Mills on the important commitments she made today on climate change and clean energy. “As the governor said, Maine people, communities, and businesses overwhelmingly recognize that climate change is a reality we must confront. Increasingly we also see the need Read More
In an initial vote, the Maine House supports a bill that would re-establish incentives that allow homeowners to receive credits on their electric bill for energy fed back into the power grid. by Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — The Maine House gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that Read More
By Lori Valigra, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story Maine regulators on Tuesday approved the winning proposal for a large solar power generation project in Hancock County that will deliver inexpensive electricity to Maine ratepayers over a 10-year period. Three Rivers Solar Power LLC’s solar project, which is under development, won among the six Read More
By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story On an otherwise unremarkable day last December, something powerful happened in the city of Belfast. That was when the city’s new 4-acre solar installation went online at the site of the still-under-construction public works facility off Crocker Road. And when it did, the 660-kilowatt project Read More
The legislative session is underway in Augusta, with continuing bipartisan support for action on clean energy and climate change. We are finally poised to make important strides on policies that reduce pollution; lower energy costs; and create a stronger, more sustainable economy for all Mainers. To do so, Maine people will need to stay engaged Read More
The governor’s order opens the door for state agencies to issue permits that were put in limbo under her predecessor. By Scott Thistle, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order effectively ending a moratorium on wind turbine permits issued by her predecessor, Gov. Paul LePage. Read More