Building a renewable future poses daunting task for Maine

Building a renewable future poses daunting task for Maine

To achieve the legislated goal of decarbonizing Maine by 2050, the state must dramatically expand renewable power generation and transmission. Overcoming negative public opinion in the wake of the Hydro-Quebec corridor debate is just one obstacle in the way.

The $132M electricity rip-off

The $132M electricity rip-off

Private electricity suppliers, which promised rates lower than the government-set default, instead cost Mainers an extra $132 million over seven years.

Value of quasi-state electricity program called into question

Value of quasi-state electricity program called into question

Part 1: Five years after a scandal at the Maine Turnpike Authority landed its director in prison, a quasi-state program — Maine PowerOptions (MPO), which brings together municipalities, school districts and other state nonprofits to purchase electricity in bulk — lacks transparency and effective oversight.

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