Based on data for the most recent year available, 2013, only 8.9% of Maine's CO2 emissions were the result of electricity generation. This makes Maine the fourth lowest state in the nation based on this measure. The same figure for the nation is 38.3%, more than four times higher.
QUESTION: So why destroy the state's natural beauty (the reason Tourism is such an economic driver in Maine) with wind turbine and transmission blight in an effort to make "clean" electricity, when electricity is not a problem at all?
ANSWER: People and organizations on the take
From the Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.gov/environment/emissions/state/analysis/
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