An Act to Reform Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (2019)

Sponsors: Eloise A. Vitelli

LD 1494

Climate change threatens our health, our environment, and our economy. Transitioning to a clean energy economy will reduce carbon pollution, mitigate the impacts of climate change, create well-paying jobs, and help make Maine energy independent. Modernizing Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is key to this transition. Under prior law, the RPS required that 40% of Maine’s electricity be derived from renewable resources: 30% from existing renewable resources and 10% from new ones. LD 1494 increases the percentage of new renewables to 50% by 2030, with an overall RPS of 80%. The total RPS goal increases to 100% by 2050, which Maine will achieve with new, grid scale solar and wind power, supplemented by hydropower, biomass and tidal power. The new law requires that the Public Utilities Commission procure long term contracts for this clean energy mix through a competitive bidding process.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
17 Russell J. Black
25 Catherine Breen
27 Benjamin M. Chipman
20 Ned Claxton
16 Scott W. Cyrway
4 Paul T. Davis
32 Susan A. Deschambault
26 Bill Diamond
5 James F. Dill
3 Bradlee Thomas Farrin
10 Stacey K. Guerin
1 Troy Dale Jackson
18 Lisa Keim
35 Mark W. Lawrence
21 Nathan L. Libby
7 Louis J. Luchini
29 Rebecca J. Millett
12 David R. Miramant
6 Marianne Moore
15 Matthew G. Pouliot
8 Kimberley C. Rosen
28 Heather B. Sanborn
22 Jeffrey L. Timberlake E
23 Eloise A. Vitelli
33 David C. Woodsome

House Votes

District Name Vote
138 Robert W. Alley, Sr. A
73 John Andrews
65 Amy Bradstreet Arata
67 Susan M. W. Austin
8 Christopher W. Babbidge
14 Donna Bailey
55 Seth A. Berry
63 Bruce A. Bickford
22 Mark John Blier
3 Lydia Blume
80 Richard T. Bradstreet
36 Michael F. Brennan
61 Heidi E. Brooks A
24 Mark E. Bryant
28 Christopher James Caiazzo
127 Barbara A. Cardone
30 Anne M. Carney
68 Richard M. Cebra A
60 Kristen Sarah Cloutier
42 Benjamin T. Collings
25 Patrick W. Corey
100 Danny Edward Costain
59 Margaret M. Craven
43 W. Edward Crockett
98 Scott W. Cuddy
49 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry
72 Kathleen R. J. Dillingham
97 Janice S. Dodge
115 Josanne C. Dolloff
85 Donna R. Doore
94 Victoria W. Doudera
121 Gary A. Drinkwater
122 Michelle Ann Dunphy
91 Jeffrey Evangelos
136 Billy Bob Faulkingham
66 Jessica L. Fay
11 Ryan M. Fecteau
86 Justin Fecteau
104 Steven D. Foster
13 Lori K. Gramlich
102 Abigail W. Griffin
118 Chad Wayne Grignon A
132 Nicole Grohoski
101 David G. Haggan
114 Randall C. Hall
87 Jeffery P. Hanley
83 Thom Harnett
19 Matthew A. Harrington
117 Frances M. Head
53 Allison Hepler
81 Craig V. Hickman
131 Sherman H. Hutchins
4 Patricia Hymanson
141 Kathy Irene Javner
145 Chris A. Johansen A
32 Christopher J. Kessler
99 MaryAnne Kinney
20 Theodore Joseph Kryzak Jr.
113 H. Scott Landry Jr.
129 Peter A. Lyford
110 Colleen M. Madigan
151 John L. Martin
57 Thomas H. Martin
150 Roland Danny Martin
56 Richard G. Mason
92 Ann Higgins Matlack
148 David Harold McCrea
51 Joyce McCreight
134 Genevieve McDonald
62 Gina M. Melaragno
2 Michele Meyer
71 H. Sawin Millett Jr.
33 Victoria E. Morales
45 Stephen W. Moriarty
75 Joshua Morris
5 Beth A. O'Connor
15 Margaret M. O'Neil
23 Lester S. Ordway
52 Sean C. Paulhus
133 Sarah Pebworth
77 Michael D. Perkins
140 Anne C. Perry
124 Joseph C. Perry Sr.
116 Richard A. Pickett
44 Teresa S. Pierce
95 William D. Pluecker
17 Dwayne W. Prescott
31 Lois Galgay Reckitt
69 Walter N. Riseman
6 Tiffany Roberts
108 Shelley Rudnicki
21 Heidi H. Sampson
46 Braden Sharpe
112 Thomas H. Skolfield A
119 Paul A. Stearns
105 Joel R. Stetkis
89 Holly B. Stover A
39 Michael A. Sylvester
40 Rachel Talbot Ross
54 Denise A. Tepler
26 Maureen Fitzgerald Terry
79 Timothy S. Theriault A
50 Ralph L. Tucker
139 William R. Tuell
70 Nathan J. Wadsworth
84 Charlotte Warren
146 Dustin Michael White
109 Bruce A. White
96 Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.