Governor Paul LePage on Monday applauded the new energy plan introduced by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, which focuses on making America energy independent by the year 2020. The plan looks to achieve this critical goal by bringing all cost-effective sources into the energy mix, reforming the federal energy regulation and permitting processes; establishing more energy partnerships with our Mexico and Canada neighbors; and emphasizing private sector-driven energy and energy technology development.
“It is very encouraging to see that the Romney/Ryan plan stress that both energy and environmental policy are critical for economic success. Through common sense regulatory reform, greater utilization of North American energy sources, and allowing the private sector to drive energy innovation, we will build a more prosperous economy for Maine and the nation,” said Governor LePage. “I am pleased to see this plan recognizes the need to reform the status quo on energy policy at the federal level. My administration is working hard to do the same.”
In Maine, the average price of electricity is 11.94 cents per kilowatt-hour. This is approximately 24 percent above the national average and costs Mainers an extra $266.8 million per year in electricity costs. Governor LePage has repeatedly stated it is critical that Maine bring its electricity prices in line with the national average to create a business-friendly environment, build our economy, and make Maine industry more competitive on the global market.
The LePage administration has advocated for a number of initiatives to lower energy costs in Maine, such as removing the 100 megawatt cap on qualifying renewable hydroelectric energy, which would level the playing field of Maine electricity generation and also allow Maine to import low-cost electricity from Canada as part of the renewable energy mix.
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SO MUCH $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ TO BE MADE
ON THE SIDE !!!!!!!!!!!!. OUTER STATER, FEW RUNNING TOWN, STATE, AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
THE ONLY WAY TO OUTLAW INDUSTRIAL WIND TURBINES IN MAINE IS A TOWN VOTE.
IT MEANS EVERY TOWN IN MAINE WAKE UP YOU HAVE THE POWER TO RUN YOUR TOWN.
IT MEANS EVERY TOWN IN MAINE WAKE UP TO THE WIND POWER SCAM.
IT MEANS WE HAVE THE POWER TO OUTLAW THE WIND POWER SCAM.
IT MEANS WE HAVE TO VOTE
THE ONLY WAY !!!!!!!. THE ONLY WAY !!!!!!!.
TO BE MADE ON THE SIDE.
The first step toward energy independence for Maine is the outlawing of industrial wind turbines.
Maine is off base!
Think about this. The 540MW gas fired Calpine plant sitting on 50 acres of land in a Westbrook industrial park produces as much electricity as 1800 wind turbines would. It runs on natural gas from Sable Island, Nova Scotia. The Sable Island gas field is 3 trillion cubic feet of known reserves, tapped into by 6 production platforms that have an excellent environmental record. The Province of Nova Scotia and the city of Halifax are thriving from this energy development.
Meanwhile, on the continental shelf off Maine, there has not been any gas or oil exploration allowed since 1969. We could have similar natural resources, but the Federal government prohibits finding out! Instead of finding if there is a Sable Island type gas field, we waste money and destroy our mountains on useless wind turbines. We pursue the incredibly expensive and foolish idea of floating thousands of wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine. I would take a production platform that produces energy dense natural gas over floating wind turbines any day!
hope this stops the PTCs!
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