Monday June 17th, state director Carissa Maurin gave the following testimony on behalf of Enviornment Maine in support of the LD 911: A Bond to Promote Land Conservation, Working Waterfronts, Water Access and Outdoor Recreation, LD 1119: A Bond to Support Investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, LD 1836: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Infrastructure, Economic Development, Workforce Development and Energy and Environment Investment.

Three decades later, renewable is doable

By | Rob Sargent
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Commitments to power society with clean energy are accelerating us from 0 to 100 quickly.

LD 1743 'An Act To Reclassify Certain Waters of the State' would update classifications for certain waters based on water quality data. This is the first time in almost 10 years, Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing to upgrade water quality protections for hundreds of miles of Maine’s rivers and streams. The most remarkable proposals concern Maine’s largest river, the Penobscot. They reflect great gains in water quality demonstrated by years of detailed monitoring. 

Govenor Janet Mills' and Senator David Woodsome's bill LD 1679 ‘An Act To Promote Clean Energy Jobs and To Establish the Maine Climate Council’ would establish the Maine Climate Change Council to assist Maine to mitigate, prepare for and adapt to climate change, provides that by January 1, 2030 80 percent of electricity consumed in the State must come from renewable resources and by January 1, 2050 100 percent of electricity consumed in the State must come from renewable resources, and updated the greenhouse gas emissions reductions required in statute to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 and 45 percent by 2030.