Although state regulators on the Public Utilities Commission created a rule, back in 2007, that envisions the program continuing indefinitely, lawmakers such as House Republican Leader Ken Fredette are asking, so what?
“Well, let’s be very clear. The PUC does not set policy, the Legislature sets policy. So in regards to any rule, I find it almost offensive that the PUC would add a sentence that would suggest that it would go beyond the legislative intent,” he said.
“I think there’s plenty of room for our RPS to be more effective at accomplishing the goals of incentivizing new, renewable generation that is creating local economic benefits and more energy security,” said Dylan Voorhees, energy director at the Natural Resources Council of Maine...................