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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 ...

Bangor Daily News Power company takeover proposal needs more analysis, not a public vote

“There’s a lot not to like about Maine’s two largest power companies, especially Central Maine Power Co., which has the lowest ...

CentralMaine.com Q&A: How would a consumer-owned utility work in Maine? Would I save money?

“Efforts to force the sale of Central Maine Power and Versant Power’s assets and create a so-called consumer-owned utility called Pine ...

Maine State Chamber of Commerce POLL: Majority of Mainers Think State’s Electric Power Companies Should Remain Privately Owned

“Today, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with utility company members, released polling examining the favorability of ...

Maine Policy Institute A government takeover of CMP and Emera would not benefit ratepayers

“During the First Session of the 129th Legislature, Rep. Seth Berry introduced LD 1646, a bill that would create a consumer-owned ...

Bangor Daily News A public takeover of state’s largest electric companies is wrong solution for Maine

“As a former manager of a consumer-owned electric utility in Maine, I support municipal power. But we should let businesses do what they ...