On February 26, Governor Baldacci and the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) launched the Energy Star Residential Lighting Program to promote the use of energy efficient lighting and to reduce electricity consumption in Maine homes.
The program offers instant rebates for Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent lamps and fixtures. Maine residents can save $2 on Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs at participating retailers across the state.
“This is precisely the kind of good program that Maine needs more of to promote efficiency in our households and our every day lives,” commented Sue Jones, the Council’s energy project leader. “Programs such as this are the result of legislation strongly supported by the Council last year that transferred responsibility for energy conservation from the utility companies to the PUC.”
“With the Governor’s and the PUC’s continued leadership, Maine can do much more to reduce electricity costs and use. Mainers deserve to have the same access as others in New England to incentives to purchase the cleanest, most efficient products available as well as other programs,” Sue added.