Presented by Representative MAXMIN of Nobleboro.
Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and
Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, EVANGELOS of Friendship, HEPLER of
Woolwich, HICKMAN of Winthrop, INGWERSEN of Arundel, Senator: CHENETTE of
A copy of the bill in PDF may be downloaded here:
|Energy, Utilities and Technology
|Last House Action
|3/14/2019 - Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|Last Senate Action
|3/19/2019 - The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY in concurrence
Maine’s about to get a look at what its own Green New Deal would look like
By Alex Acquisto and Michael Shepherd, BDN Staff • March 21, 2019 9:02 am
Updated: March 21, 2019 12:10 pm
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Good morning from Augusta, where Democratic lawmakers later today will introduce what they’re calling Maine’s Green New Deal.
It looks a lot different from the national plan that has drawn a lot of attention. Unlike the federal Green New Deal proposed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman progressive from New York, which aims to make the country carbon neutral by 2030, Maine’s bill, from Rep. Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro, is less extensive. It sets some goals, such as requiring 80 percent of electricity sales be from renewable resources by 2040, but it’s more focused on providing a framework from which the state can build and leaving major decisions to committees set up in the bill.
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An emergency bill introduced today by Rep. Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, would neuter the project in one key way: It would make every town along the corridor’s path accept it by referendum, while also making the commission find “tangible public benefits” before approving it and delaying any final decision on it until at least the late summer.