Mainers will get to see how they could benefit as the price for solar panels drops. Portland Press Herald editorial The Blaine House is not just the building where the governor lives. It’s also a place where the chief executive can make a point. So when then-Gov. Paul LePage wanted to promote the use of Read More
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Senator Mark Lawrence, Chair Representative Seth Berry, Chair Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities & Technology My name is Dylan Voorhees and I am the Clean Energy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). Thank you for allowing us to present this testimony. NRCM supports the repeal of gross metering, which is punitive, Read More
“For all his bluster and tweeting, Donald Trump cannot stop us from moving forward in our states,” Washington’s governor told BuzzFeed News. by Zahra Hirji, BuzzFeed News Reporter Buzzfeed news story His first week on the job, Florida’s new Republican governor made a surprise announcement. In sharp contrast to the previous administration, Ron DeSantis signed Read More
by Steve Mistler Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. From carbon taxes to the Maine version of the Green New Deal, Democratic state lawmakers are pitching a slew of bills designed to address the threat of climate change. While Democrats have introduced climate bills before, the proposals had no real chance to Read More
Call your lawmakers and encourage a ‘yes’ vote on L.D. 91 to make gross metering explicitly illegal. By Tobey Williamson Portland Press Herald op-ed Imagine that, on the way into the supermarket in the spring, you noticed a shiny, new scale by the door. It was rumored that the owner of the market had been Read More
With the shift in political priorities, lawmakers propose dozens of bills, including ‘a bold idea’: A Green New Deal. by Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story When she was 12, Chloe Maxmin formed a Climate Action club at her school. At Harvard, where she graduated in 2015, she co-founded a campaign calling Read More
The governor solicits proposals for what’s likely to be a visible affirmation of renewable energy. By Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The Mills administration is drawing up a request for proposals over the coming weeks to install solar-electric panels on the Blaine House, an action meant to signal that Maine once again Read More
Company leaders for one renewable energy business say LePage-era policy discouraged solar growth. They’re hopeful Gov. Mills will push for expansion of solar. by Don Carrigan News Center Maine news story Watch full news video. AUGUSTA, Maine — As Gov. Janet Mills starts work, she has made it clear that a top priority will be Read More
by Maureen Milliken Mainebiz news story The Maine Mall is expected to save thousands of kilowatt hours in energy costs this year when a 2,340-panel solar array goes online. The array has been installed and is awaiting installation of a foot pad walkway system before it powers up, South Portland Economic Development Director William Mann Read More