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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...

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Premium? Not With This Kind of Risk

This August 9 report pinpoints encircled homeowners who face prohibitively high insurance costs because their domicile now sits in a place likely to burn or flood.
A car loads up on electricity, generating...value

(Courtesy Fairfax County, VA.) EV charging looks one way to flatlanders...

Policy Memo: Making Utilities Constructive in Maine's Electric Vehicle Buildout

Utilities whose businesses span rural and urban terrain can gain when they support the rollout of electric vehicle charging networks. This memo sets a framework for Maine's utility to meet policy objectives and secure market position.
Don't let the sun go down on price reliability, our author urges

(Photo by Don and Suzan Weller, via Flickr Creative Commons.) As the sun sets over Waterford, CT, an expert proposes a price floor in wholesale electricity markets. 

Policy Memo: How We Pay For Free Electricity

As New England states progress towards decarbonization goals, the electricity spot market will see offers from solar and wind generators that incur no marginal cost. That can harm reliability and put some operators hastily out of business. To retain existing resources and the stability they bring, we need to set...
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Policy Memo: Bring Batteries for a Virtual Power Plant and a Virtuous Cycle

Battery storage systems and virtual power plants offer an opportunity for individual ratepayers to improve energy reliability and contribute to Maine’s clean energy goals. Maine has several options for protecting and incentivizing ratepayers, especially low-income ratepayers, to own battery storage systems and join virtual power plant programs.

Maine Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 4.50 / 9
Utilities:
Score 9.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 7.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
22 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
13 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
10 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
86%

of people in Maine support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 929,832 of 1,078,154 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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