Maine

Maine

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Dylan Voorhees / Photo courtesy of Natural Resources Council of Maine

Maine Prepares for Policy Shift Toward Clean Energy

Maine’s renewable energy landscape is poised for big changes. Legislation passed into law in June establishes greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and an ambitious renewable portfolio standard. In this interview, Dylan Voorhees, climate and clean energy director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, explains what the new laws mean for the state, and what brought about the shift in policy.

Maine Articles

External News

Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says

The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades. And their research can tell us a bit about what might happen if we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.
Commentary

5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that’s part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can’t mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all.

Maine Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 3.00 / 8
Utilities:
Score 9.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 5.50 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
31 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
13 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
11 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in Maine support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 812,041 of 957,066 adults)

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