March 6, 2018 (AUGUSTA, ME) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the Maine House vote of support for a bill designed to support the growth of solar power across the state. The bill, LD 1444, would overturn the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) rule that charges solar panel owners for energy that never enters the electricity grid, and would expand opportunities for community solar.
“The House should be commended for representing the interests of Mainers who deserve a clean energy future,” said CLF attorney Emily Green. “Now our leaders must show courage and conviction in the face of a Governor who wants to sabotage Maine’s energy independence. We cannot risk the jobs and affordable energy that this bill will bring by allowing LePage to ignore the will of Mainers in favor of lining the pockets of big utilities.”