Maine Governor Paul LePage Recognizes National Clean Energy Week
August 9, 2018

August 9— Maine Governor Paul LePage has issued a letter recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The Pine Tree State formally encourages “citizens to learn about the commonsense solutions that can support our state’s and nation’s energy needs long into the future.” Governor LePage also issued a letter during the inaugural National Clean Energy Week in 2017.

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State of Maine

Office of the Governor

I am writing to recognize National Clean Energy Week, which takes place September 24-28, 2018. Clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses in Maine than ever before.

The generation of power from renewable sources, including such forms as hydro, geothermal, wind, and solar as well as natural gas and new technologies including carbon capture and energy storage, plays an important role in meeting the needs of our homes and businesses.

Maine continues to be a leader in energy production in New England.

  • The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Maine 13th in 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
  • Maine’s electric generation is 65% renewable energy resources, with 26% hydroelectric, 24% from biomass, and 15% from wind.
  • Efficiency Maine, the state’s independent administrator of efficiency programs, continued to achieve high levels of electricity savings.

I encourage our citizens to learn about the commonsense solutions that can support our state’s and nation’s energy needs long into the future. American energy leadership is critical to finding long-term solutions and assures low-cost reliable and clean energy.

Sincerely,

Paul R. LePage

Governor

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The list of national organizations who comprise NCEW’s Steering Committee include: Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Gas Association (AGA), the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Biomass Power Association (BPA), the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum, Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
NCEW brings together industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space for activities in Washington, D.C. and across America to showcase how they are helping to make the industry stronger, and influence the discussion around common sense clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy.
For more information about National Clean Energy Week, please visit: www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org.
Also, you can follow us on Twitter (@NCEWConf) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NationalCleanEnergyWeek) for event updates.

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