Making the grid more climate resilient will take planning grounded in science and localized power generation.
Many cite better gas mileage, hybrid and electric vehicles for the dwindling Highway Fund. The big culprit is much simpler.
As Maine reinvents its electricity grid, it will need greater public engagement, utility oversight and data-sharing.
State officials say Maine must overcome a lack of port infrastructure and the need for a skilled workforce.
The bill has sparked constitutional arguments and a debate over how more than $17 billion of state funds should be invested to best serve the public.
Advancing renewable power is not sufficient: Maine needs a strategic plan and policy changes to help households and businesses get off fossil fuels.
Major utility reform is critical to realizing Maine’s clean energy plans, given the dominant utilities are driven by conventional thinking and shareholder returns.
Electricity Maine and other private suppliers cost residents $150 million over the last eight years.
To capture the many benefits of clean energy and forestall climate costs, Maine legislators should take rapid and bold action.
With the gasoline era coming to a close, how can a rural, aging and economically challenged state navigate a path to electrified transportation?
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