Pat Woodcock is the director of the Governor’s Energy Office. “We have a goal for wind — the amount of wind to be installed in the state,” Woodcock said. “We have goals for solar, we have goals for hydro. Actually, I look at energy policy as technology is a means to carry out policy. The actual policy that we should be looking for in our state is lower pollution, lower cost.”
Woodcock said there are other bills coming from LePage this session to change Maine’s energy policy, ranging from encouraging development of new sources to improving energy efficiency So far, none of those measures has had a public hearing.