An Act To Lower the Price of Electricity for Maine Consumers (2012)

The Governor introduced a bill that would have undercut Maine’s existing Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard by removing the 100-megawatt cap on eligibility for hydropower. The bill would have required Maine ratepayers to subsidize massive Canadian hydropower dams at the expense of Maine-produced renewable energy like wind and solar. A majority of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee voted against the Governor’s bill and for an amended bill that maintained the cap. This amendment prevailed in the House and was defeated in the Senate, and ultimately died in non-concurrence. Rep. Stacey Fitts was the lead on the amended bill.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
16 Margaret M. Craven
12 Bill Diamond
35 Troy Dale Jackson
25 Thomas H. Martin

House Votes

District Name Vote
67 Seth A. Berry
70 Bruce A. Bickford
90 Russell J. Black
110 Mark E. Bryant
101 Richard M. Cebra
119 Benjamin M. Chipman
26 Paul T. Davis
14 James F. Dill
12 Jeffery Allen Gifford
22 Stacey K. Guerin
38 Louis J. Luchini
1 John L. Martin
145 Beth A. O'Connor
140 Wayne R. Parry
40 Kimberley C. Rosen
96 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
143 John L. Tuttle