Tag: Maine

Two workers installing rooftop solar panels

Poll: Americans support net metering and solar, despite utilities’ attacks

A new poll has again found majority support for net metering and increasing solar power among Americans from across the political spectrum, despite years of attacks from the utility industry. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College conducted...

/ September 7, 2017

How Central Maine Power killed a popular pro-rooftop solar bill

Central Maine Power used its money and political influence to kill a pro-rooftop solar bill that was supported by a majority of state legislators, with the help of Governor Paul LePage and some Republican lawmakers. The utility, which is a...

/ August 21, 2017

Utilities’ Anti-Solar Campaign and Misinformation Debunked

Utilities’ Anti-Solar Campaign and Misinformation Debunked Utility trade association Edison Electric Institute (EEI) launched a multi-year anti-solar campaign in 2012 to weaken net metering policies across the country, as reported by The Washington Post. In 2012, during EEI’s “Board and Chief...

/ March 19, 2015

LEED Green Building Standards Attacked By Chemical and Timber Industries

The chemical and timber industries are working across the country to eliminate energy efficiency standards modeled on the latest version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the industry standard that is used in over 3.3 billion square feet...

/ November 17, 2014

The Maine Players Attacking Renewable Energy: The Koch Brothers

In a new report, the Maine Conservation Alliance asks: are we debating renewable energy, or the Koch brothers’ profits?” Maine’s renewable energy standards have been the prime target of the Koch Machine – front groups, think tanks, and legislators with financial...

/ May 3, 2013