Despite being an early adopter of solar policies, Maine still lags behind much of the country in terms of solar power. The good news is that homeowners in Maine can still save money by investing in solar power, and many people have embraced solar over the past few years.
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Maine is the nation’s easternmost state. It rises from a jagged Atlantic coastline in the east to the highest point in Maine at Mount Katahdin in the center of the state.1 Although the state has no fossil energy reserves, Maine’s rivers, winds, and forests supply the state with substantial renewable energy resources.2 Rivers that flow from Maine’s interior highlands to the sea provide hydroelectricity resources, while winds that sweep along the coast and across the state’s uplands and Appalachian mountain crests make Maine New England’s leader in wind-powered electricity generation.
The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks environment and natural resources bills that have been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C.
The New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) will save Maine consumers millions of dollars each year by harnessing Canadian hydropower
HOW WILL THE RENEWABLE ENERGY BE TRANSMITTED INTO THE GRID?
The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.
In 2018, Maine experienced one winter storm. The damages of the event led to losses of at least $1 billion.
Maine is vulnerable to increasing temperatures, ocean acidification and the spread of Lyme disease. Maine’s climate has already warmed by about three degrees Fahrenheit in the last century. Increasing temperatures are causing spring to arrive earlier, bringing more precipitation and more frequent storms. Ocean acidification threatens the future of the fishing industry.