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
Clean energy improves Maine's air quality and reduces global warming pollution throughout the state of Maine and the greater New England region. That’s why NRCM is a steadfast advocate for state policies and initiatives that benefit Maine’s environment.
Our clean energy work is critical to reducing Maine’s environmental problems and adverse affects to our health. Including high asthma rates, more “bad air days,” rising sea levels due to climate change that threaten coastal communities, and threats to our fall foliage, skiing, and our vital tourism-based industry.
NRCM makes certain that Maine's elected officials and other decision-makers are kept updated about leading information related to global warming pollution, clean energy technologies, and steps Maine can take to ensure clean air for generations to come.
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
Bangor Daily News editorial It would be a gross understatement to say that Maine’s relatively new rules for solar power generation and billing have not been well received, particularly by the solar industry, environmental groups and the Maine people turning to this source of renewable energy. For years, Maine homeowners and others have received credits Read More
Kids understand the urgency of taking action, and they are ready to be heard by adults. by Siri Pierce of Portland, a Casco Bay High School junior and an organizer of SolaRISE Portland, a collaboration among student leaders, residents and educators to promote environmental stewardship. Portland Press Herald op-ed Kids are used to adults not Read More