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Maine Audubon Supports Comprehensive Solar Legislation

Friday, February 26th, 2016
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Maine Audubon supports the proposed comprehensive solar legislation that will give Maine a big boost in expanding solar power here in Maine in terms of both increasing the amount of solar power generated and increasing opportunities for community solar. Maine Audubon is proud to host a 42 kw solar system at our Gilsland Farm headquarters located in Falmouth. The system provides approximately 84% of our electricity at Gilsland Farm.  Climate change is the number one threat to wildlife and habitat in Maine. It’s incumbent on us to support efforts to advance solar power, thereby reducing carbon emissions. We think the proposed legislation has a lot to offer and we urge the Legislature to approve it.

—Jenn Burns Gray, staff attorney and advocate

Read more about the proposed legislation:

Ratepayers save big, jobs triple under dramatic solar plan for Maine, advocates say
(Portland Press Herald, February 25)