Clean energy is the future. The CEC will cut 3.6 million tons of dirty emissions each year, the equivalent of taking 700,000 cars off the road every year. But if the project is killed, Maine’s air will continue to be polluted by dirty emissions.
- Question 1 removes Maine and New England’s opportunity to expand, with minimal impact, the infrastructure needed to build a long-term cleaner energy solution – so that we can offer wind, solar and hydro as options – thus decreasing cost and potentially offering an export opportunity to the region.
- Maine has an aging electric grid that is going to need an upgrade in order to connect to clean wind, solar, and hydropower facilities, withstand the threats of climate change, and provide reliable and affordable power.
- Question 1, if passed, will throw a giant roadblock in the path of modernizing our electric grid, and put politicians in charge of making these decisions.
- And the special interests who have outsized influence at the statehouse will take advantage of this by getting the politicians to block any change that harms their bottom line.