Proponents and opponents of increasing Maine's standard for new renewable electr
Proponents and opponents of increasing Maine's standard for new renewable electricity generation are preparing for a likely referendum in 2013. Supporters fell short of gathering enough signatures to qualify for this year's ballot but will have a head start on next year. Their proposal requires utilities to significantly improve efficiency and aims to increase the renewable electricity standards for new electricity providers to 20% renewables by 2020 instead of just 10% by 2017. Opponents of accelerating the renewable standard, such as Gov. LePage, cite increased costs of $8 million during the first three years of the requirement. But others say that the renewable energy industry has generated both new jobs and significant investments in Maine.
Rooks, Douglas, "Proponents and opponents of increasing Maine's standard for new renewable electr" (2012). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5663.