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We're supporting local, sustainable agriculture

Maine has so many healthy, local farms, but we import more of our food from out of state than any other state in the continental U.S. Too much of this imported food comes from big factory farms that pollute waterways, foul the air and fuel global warming. We’re working to change this by enabling Maine’s small, sustainable farms to feed more of our state.

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Bangor Daily News: EPA wants Maine power plants to cut emissions 13.5 percent by 2030

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants Maine power plants to reduce emissions by 13.5 percent in 16 years, as part of a national plan to reduce emissions by 30 percent, from 2005 levels, by 2030.

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Energy News: Advocates give Portland feverishness over miss of solar power

Portland lags many other vital U.S. cities in generating electricity with solar panels, according to a investigate expelled Tuesday by Environment Maine...

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New Report: Portland Lags Behind on Solar Power Among U.S. Cities

Environment Maine was joined at Becky’s Diner today by Rep. Mike Michaud, Mayor Michael Brennan, Zach Rand, son of diner owner Becky Rand, and other local elected officials and business leaders to release a new report, “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities, including Portland.

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Report | Environment Maine

Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across the country. The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed today as it did in 2002. With solar module prices coming down, increasing national awareness of solar energy, and a growing legion of solar businesses large and small, solar power is emerging as a mainstream energy solution with widespread benefits for our health, our economy and the environment. Environment Maine's new report, "Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution," explores this trend.

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Portland Press Herald: Advocates give Portland heat over lack of solar power

Portland lags most other major U.S. cities in generating electricity with solar panels, according to a study released Tuesday by Environment Maine...

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