News Release | Environment Maine/Natural Resources Council of Maine

Bipartisan Bill Would Accelerate Investment In Solar Energy Across Maine

For the last five years Maine has ranked last in New England for solar energy generation and number of solar jobs per capita. A new bipartisan bill that received a public hearing today aims to reverse that trend by accelerating the development of more than 400 megawatts of solar power to serve residents, businesses, and towns across the state.

News Release | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

Portland one of fastest growing cities in the country for solar energy

Portland ranked 25th nationwide for solar energy capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Maine Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment Maine Research & Policy Center

New toolkit provides Maine cities with ten ways to go solar

With local municipalities playing an increasingly important role in the clean energy revolution, Environment Maine Research and Policy Center released a new toolkit today to support cities and towns nationwide in capturing more clean renewable energy from the sun. Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar offers practical ways to take advantage of millions of available rooftops across the country and in Maine.   

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Putting solar panels on new homes could grow Maine’s solar capacity 15-fold

If builders start putting solar panels on all new Maine homes in 2020, the state could increase its current solar power capacity 15-fold by 2045, according to a new report released today by Environment Maine Research & Policy Center.

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Governor LePage wrong to veto solar bill

On Monday, Governor LePage vetoed LD 1504, a bill that would have partially restored Maine's net metering policy after the Maine Public Utilities Commission voted to roll it back in January. This means that Maine residents who install solar after January 1, 2018 will still receive less credit for the extra energy they send back to the power grid.

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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.