CLF Fights for Cheaper Energy Bills at Maine Supreme Court


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Says cuts to energy efficiency will cost Mainers a quarter billion dollars

April 11, 2017 (PORTLAND, ME) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) attorney Emily Green argued before the Maine Supreme Court today against a decision by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to underfund energy efficiency programs statewide by 40 million dollars.

“If you could pay a lot less for the same product, why wouldn’t you? That’s what energy efficiency is about – lowering our electric bills without turning out the lights,” said Emily Green. “The PUC’s decision to underfund this critical program defies all economic sense, environmental sense and common sense. Thanks to three LePage-appointed commissioners, Mainers will be throwing away a quarter of a billion dollars.”

A copy of CLF’s filing in this case is available here.

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