Energy is the ability to do work. Without energy, our economy would stop.
We currently power Maine by burning fossil fuel. This action drains billions of dollars out of state each year, because no fossil fuel reserves are found here. Every time you buy and burn oil, diesel or gasoline, you are importing fossil fuel into Maine, exporting money out of our economy, and polluting our air and water.
I will introduce legislation to make efficiency more effective and solar power more affordable, so you can make the transition to clean energy in your home and business. Powering our economy more efficiently with clean solar power will create good jobs to build the new energy infrastructure required, permanently strengthen our economy, and protect our health and well-being.