LePage Seeks to Remove Cap on Maine Hydropower
The cap was put in place several years ago to encourage renewable energy generation, and it exempts wind power. LePage says the cap prevents Maine from accessing cheaper power from Canada, and he's trying the get the Legislature to agree.
Wind power, energy security and CO2 - Are Mainers being swindled by the Wind Energy Act? Just follow the money.
by Paula Moore
Taking a second look
Since former Governor John Baldacci successfully pushed the Maine Wind Energy Act through the Legislature in 2008, wind developers have enjoyed a special fast track status. Until now, the wind industry has garnered sufficient legislative and government administrative support to repel all attempts to restore the power of citizens to affect where the giant wind turbines are located.
Orland selectmen caution planning board against revising wind ordinance
Describing Rankin’s communication as “uncalled for,” Johnson said, briefly raising his voice, “I don’t think he’s got a thing to say to this board except apologizing for disrespecting us the way you have.