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The Dirt in Maine’s Clean Energy Schemes

Maine is among the cleanest states in the nation when it comes to electricity generation. However, we are also among the most expensive states when it comes to electricity rates. Please join The Maine Heritage Policy Center and the Honorable Chris […]

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Exit RGGI: The Potential Economic Impact of a Maine Withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

By The Maine Heritage Policy Center and The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University


Illuminating Maine’s Energy Crisis: Shedding Light on Maine’s Failed Cap-and-Trade Scheme

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, pronounced “Reggie”) is a carbon dioxide cap and trade agreement between nine states in the Northeastern United States

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Release: “Renewable energy” law forces higher electricity rates, job losses

“Renewable energy" mandate will raise electricity prices by $145 million, cost Maine 1,000 jobs

RPS law burdens households, harms Maine's economy 

Maine’s Renewable Portfolio

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The Economic Impact of Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

The state of Maine is a pioneer in passing Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation. First implemented in 1999, the law required that 30 percent of total retail electric