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WASHINGTON, D.C. –While Mainers prepare for tomorrow’s scheduled Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) hearing in Augusta on the Trump Administration’s coastal drilling plan, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) isn’t waiting until then to send Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke a clear message on her opposition.
PORTLAND, Maine—Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Phil Coupe, co-founder of Maine solar installer Revision Energy, released statements opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels. The country’s $28 billion solar industry gets about 80 percent of its solar panels from imports.
During debate of a package of Appropriations Bills in the House of Representatives on July 26, 2017, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree spoke out in support of issues important to Maine.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding
Waterpower and Alternative Energy Programs
Statement from Congresswoman Chellie Pingree following the failure of House Republican’s to bring Trumpcare to the floor for a vote:
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said today that Pika Energy in Westbrook is getting a $875,000 Department of Energy Grant to improve technology for managing electric grids to take advantage of solar power and other sources of clean energy.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said today that Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) headquartered in Portland is getting a $5.35 million Department of Energy grant to finish development of the commercial design of its TidGen Power System. The new design will be tested, operated and monitored in Washington County. This DOE funded project is a critical next step in the eventual deployment of the company's proposed 5MW Maine Tidal Energy Project.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today applauded the meeting of world leaders in Paris this week to negotiate a global strategy for addressing climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin said today that 14 small businesses in rural Maine will be getting $1.7 million in USDA funding to invest in efficiency and clean energy projects. The grants, through the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), fund projects like solar panels, anaerobic digesters to create electricity from waste, and thermal conversion systems.