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.”
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.