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Governor scales back development plan.

Gov. LePage and his allies pushed an ambitious plan to weaken protections for the North Woods. But Mainers fought back. Thanks to the overwhelming public response, the governor’s been forced to scale back his agenda—for now.

News Release | Environment Maine

Maine Urged to Take Stronger Action Against Power Plant Pollution

Portland – Today, representatives of nine states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are meeting to discuss taking stronger action to cut global warming pollution. These states, part of a regional program that limits pollution from power plants called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are preparing to make a decision about how much to cut pollution from 2020 to 2030. 

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Report | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Carbon-Cutting Success Stories

Increasingly, leaders in the United States and around the world are taking action to protect our climate from global warming. With 2016 likely to be the hottest year in human history, the need for further action is only growing more apparent, and more urgent.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Regulators wrong to roll back Maine solar policy

AUGUSTA, ME – On Tuesday, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruled to roll back the state’s keystone rooftop solar program, net metering. Under the new rules, Maine residents who install solar after January 1, 2018 will receive less credit for the extra energy they send back to the power grid.

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Blocking the Sun

Solar power is clean, affordable and popular with the American people. The amount of solar energy installed in the U.S. has quadrupled in the last four years, and the U.S. has enough solar energy installed to power one in 20 American homes.

 

America’s solar progress is largely the result of bold, forward-thinking public policies that have created a strong solar industry while putting solar energy within the financial reach of millions more Americans.

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News Release | Environment Maine

Environment Maine launches campaign to block attacks on solar power

Portland, Maine– With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast growing pollution-free energy resource.  Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, a new report released today by Environment Maine Research & Policy Center. 

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