An Excerpt from Children Will Thank Us contributed by Susan Jones
Maine imports hundreds of millions of metric tons of petroleum a year, and that’s a problem, a speaker at Saturday’s “Solar Celebration” at Morris Farm in Wiscasset said.
It’s a problem because the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than most oceans are, ReVision Energy customer relations manager Jennifer Albee said. The Liberty-based firm has done two projects at Morris Farm: panels on the roof of the circa 1840 barn to help meet the nonprofit’s energy needs; and, on land next to Gardiner Road, a community solar farm that a group of Central Maine Power customers will own.
“Small children in the room will thank us for taking our carbon problem seriously here in Maine. That’s why we get up and do what we do every day,” Albee added. As she spoke, son Turner Albee, 4, was sitting on a side bench and having part of a muffin. His father, Hans Albee, an engineer at ReVision, also spoke to the 30-plus attendees.