Gov LePage: Company On Verge of Shedding 900 Southern Maine Jobs Due To High Energy Costs

The governor said energy costs were driving the unnamed company out.

“Again, it’s about energy costs for that company,” he said. “The biggest single issue is they’re competing against Chinese nuclear power, and they’re in Maine with the No. 12 energy costs in America.”

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/04/07/news/state/lepage-unnamed-sou...

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http://www.pressherald.com/2016/04/07/lepage-says-southern-maine-co...

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http://www.pressherald.com/2016/04/07/lepage-says-southern-maine-co...

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Governor Paul LePage briefly commented at the forum. LePage has been outspoken about lowering energy costs for all Mainers, but he is against solar and wind power because he says it isn't cost effective.

"Everyone talks about solar and wind and that's fine, if it's cost effective. If it will not cause you hardship but unfortunate thing, long term of wind and power needs more research and development," said LePage.

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/governor-lepage-speaks-at-energy-fo...

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Comment by Eskutassis on April 7, 2016 at 9:15pm

It has to be Verso . . . . very energy intensive and almost last one left here in Maine.  Also on the verge of bankruptcy.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on April 7, 2016 at 1:28pm

Would it be VERSO ? or should we have a Scratch Ticket for this ?

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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