Good morning Senator Hamper, Representative Gattine, and members of the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs. My name is Nick Bennett and I am the Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. I am testifying neither for nor against LD 897. NRCM supports providing funding for combined heat and power (CHP) for saw… Continue Reading
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by Lori Valigra Mainebiz news story Maine could stand to earn a maximum of $22.5 million and a minimum of $13.7 million a year through 2030, depending on how much and how fast the state plans to cut pollution in coming years, a recent National Resources Defense Council analysis shows. Maine and the five other… Continue Reading
Imagine if we could keep in-state the $6 billion we spend annually on energy? By George Smith Central Maine newspapers column Maine has lots of energy, or the potential for it. As I sat through the interesting E2Tech conference on “Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies,” I kept staring at the beautiful wood fireplace in… Continue Reading
By Tom Tietenberg, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed In 2005, Maine and eight other northeastern and mid-Atlantic states banded together to create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reduce carbon emissions. The initiative is a form of carbon pricing. It sets an annual cap on the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions… Continue Reading
By Sean Faircloth and Ethan Strimling, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed Climate change is an urgent threat. That fact doesn’t change regardless of who is in the White House. In 2015, the U.S. finalized one of the most historic, bipartisan policies to tackle climate change, the Clean Power Plan. In fact, both… Continue Reading
News release BIDDEFORD, Maine — On November 18, 2016, the University of New England (UNE) hosted a climate change solutions conference featuring Senator Angus King as the keynote speaker. The conference, “Climate Change Solutions: Maine Leadership from Policy to Education,” was co-sponsored by UNE, Natural Resources Council of Maine and Citizens’ Climate Lobby. UNE President Danielle… Continue Reading
By Ethan Andrews news writer Republican Journal news story Belfast — Over the past year, Belfast has quietly become a leader among Maine municipalities investing in renewable energy sources, and it’s done it so with a core tenet of renewable energy: use what you already have. There’s also been a bit of luck and good… Continue Reading