Maine Perspective Shared in Boston before the Massachussetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy
Another note on CO2: In New England, only 17% of our CO2 emissions comes from the electricity generation sector. More than double (38%) comes from the transportation sector. In Maine the numbers are 14% from electricity and 46% from transportation. Yet the lion’s share of our collective climate reform efforts are aimed at electricity. In Maine last year, as the legislature was maintaining wind mandates and incentives, it was actually raising the speed limit to 75 MPH!