Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by John Greenman
Alternative energy builders and supporters joined Environment Maine last week in announcing the release of a new report examining the progress Maine has made reducing carbon pollution through state and federal clean energy policies adopted in the past five years.
They say “the report comes as Gov. Paul LePage continues to try to block progress on clean energy, including when he [recently] called for raiding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. At the federal level, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slated to soon move forward with the first-ever federal carbon standards for power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution. Right now, EPA limits arsenic, lead, soot, and other pollution from power plants, but not carbon pollution.”
The report, titled “Moving America Forward: State and Federal Leadership Is Producing Results in the Fight Against Global Warming” calls for reducing pollution from power plants, increasing renewable energy production and energy efficiency, improving transportation systems, promoting electric vehicles and taking leadership in international efforts to curb climate change
Gathered on the construction site of a new passive solar home being built in Bangor, here’s what they had to say:
More information about the new report called “Moving America Forward: State and Federal Leadership Is Producing Results in the Fight Against Global Warming” can be found at www.environmentmaine.org