Tag: Paul LePage

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

New Hampshire Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The Republican-controlled New Hampshire State Legislature has introduced multiple pieces of legislation to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), gut the state’s renewable energy standard, and allow utility companies to purchase solar installations. The bill to repeal the state’s...

/ July 28, 2015

Maine Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

In May 2015, Maine Governor Paul LePage proposed numerous changes to the state’s energy policy, including eliminating the state’s RES and shifting funds generated by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative away from energy efficiency programs. LePage also worked in 2013...

/ July 28, 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