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Climate Change

Climate change is the most significant threat to Maine’s wildlife and habitat. Impacts to wildlife and habitat due to climate change under a “business as usual” scenario–in which Mainers continue at the same levels of consumption and emission of fossil fuels–are particularly severe.

That’s why Maine Audubon supports policies that transition Maine to a clean energy economy. Advancements in solar, wind, and other renewable energy technologies mean that achieving 100% renewable energy consumption in Maine by 2050 can happen if we work collaboratively, diligently, and in the best interests of Maine’s people and wildlife alike.

Visit these pages to explore Maine Audubon’s work on renewable energy:

Renewable Energy | Thoughtfully Sited Solar | Offshore Wind and Wildlife | Land Based Wind

Our Climate Spotlight series in the fall of 2020 featured some of Maine’s most innovative thinkers, businesses, and conservationists to discuss issues around climate change in Maine. Click on the titles to watch the recordings (on YouTube).

The State of Maine’s Climate
Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist | Stacy Knapp, Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection

Getting Involved in Community Solar
Tom Sweeney, Clean Energy Co | Allen and Elissa Armstrong & David Kuchta, community solar farm members

Is Rooftop Solar Right for You?
Phil Coupe, ReVision Energy | Chris Wasileski, Highland Green | Eliza Donoghue, Maine Audubon

Maine Forests as Natural Climate Solutions
Dr. Adam Daigneault, University of Maine | Sally Stockwell, Maine Audubon

Transportation: Maine’s Biggest Emissions Challenge
Emily Green, Conservation Law Foundation | Barry Woods, ReVision Energy

Starting at Home: Energy Efficient Buildings
Kathleen Meil, Maine Conservation Voters | Dana Fischer, Mitsubishi | Vaughan Woodruff, Insource Renewables

The Latest from the Maine Climate Council
Dr. Cassaundra Rose, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future | Dr. Amanda Cross, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife | Eliza Donoghue, Maine Audubon

Latest News on Climate Change