13 Dec '11, 8pm

Might and Maine: One state brings renewable power back to the people

Might and Maine: One state brings renewable power back to the people

Maine citizens are taking renewable power into their own hands. Photo: Matthew David Powell As the Durban climate talks come to a disappointing (if predictable) close, Politico takes a look at prospects for federal action on energy issues and breaks the news that with a deadlocked Congress -- in a presidential election year -- no one should expect anything anytime soon. For anyone anxious for change, that’s not a pretty picture. And given the fact that a majority of Americans favor an international treaty to curb climate change, and even more want to see an increased investment in renewable energy, the lack of action and dearth of options is teeth-grittingly frustrating. Unless you live in Maine. When the newly elected governor (with 39 percent of the vote ) threatened to roll back the state’s popular renewable standard , a coalition of local businesses and organizations b...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/energy-policy/2011-12-12-maine-takes...

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