Eight in 10 voters in a new survey support Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, opposed by Gov. Paul LePage. Public News Service news story AUGUSTA, Maine — A new poll shows Mainers are not in sync with Gov. Paul LePage when it comes to the environment. Most voters want to replace him with a Read More
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by Maureen Milliken Mainebiz news story When NextEra Energy’s planned 20 megawatt solar project in Fairfield received Maine Department of Environmental Protection approval in last month, it was the first of several large-scale projects planned for Maine. The solar array is the largest approved by the department in the state so far, but if the Read More
Mainebiz news story The town of St. George has flipped the switch on its new solar array, which is expected to supply 90% of power to municipal buildings. The PenBay Pilot reported the 225-panel array is located on the roof of the town’s transfer station. ReVision Energy will own and get the tax credits and Read More
The second attempt to overturn the idiosyncratic governor’s veto of a solar policy fix has again failed by two votes. by Christian Roselund PV magazine news story The Maine Legislature’s attempt to mitigate the dismantling of net metering under Governor LePage (R) died yesterday, with a second attempt to overturn a veto of solar policy Read More
A few extremists voted to keep governor’s extreme anti-solar policies Statement of Dylan Voorhees, Clean Energy Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “Sadly, today, by just two votes, the Maine House of Representatives again failed to overturn the governor’s veto of this year’s solar bill. Today, LePage’s extreme legislative allies again resorted to desperate tactics to thwart the will of the people and this Read More
By Samantha Paradis, Mayor of Belfast Bangor Daily News op-ed As legislators reconsider solar legislation early this week, the Mayors’ Coalition on Jobs and Economic Development stands with Maine people, towns and businesses that can benefit from solar power and supports overturning Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the solar bill, LD 1444. It is discouraging Read More
For the third year, a bill that would have supported the affordability of solar power among homeowners, and was approved by a majority of lawmakers, died at the hands of Gov. Paul LePage. by Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA – The Maine House upheld Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a Read More
Extremism by a few means extreme policies will remain in place NRCM news release Today, by two votes the Maine House of Representatives failed to override Governor LePage’s veto of this year’s modest but critical solar bill, despite the fact that the Maine Senate and House passed the bill by more than a two-thirds super Read More
Mainebiz news story The Natural Resources Council of Maine is putting the word out that the electric bus manufacturer Proterra is bringing a zero-emission electric bus to locations in Portland and Augusta for demonstrations next week. The zero-emissions bus can operate all day on a single charge or by using on-route fasting charging infrastructure, according Read More