Maine Governor Proposes 10 Percent RPS

Augusta, Maine [] Last week at the Maine State House, Governor Baldacci unveiled the actions that will be taken to address energy issues. The Governor’s first proposal is to increase the amount of cost-competitive renewable energy from by 10 percent by 2017. The Governor acknowledged Rep. Ken Fletcher of Winslow in his remarks, noting that he is championing this goal. This proposal will make use of renewable energy resources such as wind, tidal, biomass, certain hydroelectric, geothermal, and solar power. Governor Baldacci has also proposed that the Maine Public Utilities Commission be authorized to acquire energy conservation and energy efficiency measures. Governor Baldacci also proposes using a long-term contract approach to help stabilize energy prices, increase fuel diversity, and to secure power from energy resources that emit no greenhouse gases.
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