Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Issue: Environmental and Social Justice
Program Topic: LD 1649 An Act to Modernize Maine Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development
Key Discussion Points:
1) LD 1649 An Act to Modernize Maine Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development is the product of a long negotiation of stakeholders, including solar installers, electric power companies (Central Maine Power and Emera Maine), the State Office of the Public Advocate, and environmental organizations.
2) Maine lags far behind other states in the region in solar power, much of this attributed to the lack of supportive public policy and consequent financial support.
3) The proposed LD 1649 would restructure net metering and expand opportunities for community solar projects.
Vaughn Woodruff, Insource Renewables