maine solar bill L.D. 1504

Legislation & Policy

Time for lawmakers to override solar veto

Via the Portland Press Herald, the editorial board speaks out about the need for the Maine legislature to override Governor Paul LePage’s veto of L.D. 1504, Maine’s solar bill: The governor maintains his opposition to solar power, again claiming that he is protecting the poor and elderly from being taken advantage of by people rich… Read more

July 17, 2017

solarize mdi extended

Communities Going Solar

Solarize MDI Extended!

A Climate to Thrive and ReVision Energy are delighted by the popularity of Solarize MDI, and due to the high number of leads and site visits requests still coming in, we’re extending the program! Now home and business owners on Mount Desert Island can sign contracts for this group-discount program through Tuesday, August 15th, giving… Read more

July 14, 2017

Phil Coupe ReVision Energy

In the News

Cheap hydro power from Canada not so cheap

Via the Portland Press Herald, Phil Coupe offers another view, countering LePage unofficial energy advisor James LaBrecque’s argument for expensive imported hydro power, relating this diversionary idea to Paul LePage’s anti-solar agenda: In a June 24 column attacking solar energy, James LaBrecque argues that importing hydro power would be cheaper than investing in local solar. Getting Canadian… Read more

July 12, 2017

early electric car SCHENECTADY MUSEUM; HALL OF ELECTRICAL HISTORY FOUNDATION - CORBIS

Electric Transportation

On the Road Again: The Return of the Electric Vehicle

First in motion in the United States over 100 years ago, the electric vehicle, or EV, is, at long last, having its day in the sun. With over a dozen all-electric vehicles on the market today, and manufacturers committing billions to research and development, the transition to zero emission vehicles is accelerating. Electric vehicles were initially… Read more

June 30, 2017