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News Center Maine Mills says no to consumer-owned power company to replace CMP and Versant

“LD 1708 (was) hastily drafted and hastily amended several times In recent weeks without robust public participation, seems to be a ...

Sun Journal Mark Cayer, Jason Levesque, Michael Foley, David Rollins: Local mayors skeptical of CMP/Versant takeover legislation

If LD 1708 were to pass, this new consumer-owned utility — governed by elected officials — would be deemed a “quasi-governmental” ...

Portland Press Herald Bill to form consumer-owned utility rejected by one vote in Maine Senate

The Maine Senate on Thursday night voted down a bill to form a consumer-owned utility to buy the assets of Central Maine Power and Versant ...

Bangor Daily News Utility run by elected board would hamper Maine’s climate change work

As one of many in our state who are working to wean our economy off fossil fuels, I believe the proposal currently under consideration in ...

Portland Press Herald Former PUC Commissioners: Don’t put politicians in charge of our electric grid

As former commissioners of Maine’s Public Utilities Commission, we strongly oppose proposed legislation – LD 1708 – that would ...

CentralMaine.com Jim Fossel: Much could go wrong with government ownership of CMP, Versant

In a decade or two, the Legislature might decide that Pine Tree Power was an expensive, failed experiment and re-privatize, just like they ...

CentralMaine.com State utilities takeover threatens electric grid

L. D. 1708 threatens our dependable electrical grid by a government takeover of CMP and Versant, with our grid being run by inexperienced ...

Maine Public Public Power: Maine Considers a Proposal to Replace Electricity Providers With Public-Owned Utility

Our panel discusses the proposal to establish a nonprofit, consumer-owned utility in the state. It would entail the two electricity ...

Bangor Daily News Maine should learn from New York before taking over its utilities

“The proposal received a cool reception from Gov. Janet Mills. Once Mainers dig down into the details, the proposal will likely get a ...

Maine Public Mills Expresses Concerns With Proposed Consumer Buyout Of CMP, Versant

"I think the Legislature needs to understand what they're voting on and answer these questions that I've posed … and a lot of other ...

CentralMaine.com Keep politicians away from utility management

“This new government takeover of CMP and Versant Power being considered at the Legislature will put hundreds of Maine people out of work, ...

Bangor Daily News Don’t slow Maine’s green energy momentum by diverting focus to a public power fight

“With federal support, smart planning and steady leadership through the global COVID-19 crisis, we have an opportunity to emerge ...