The future of this country is going to partly depend on how we solve our long term energy needs. While we might not see the direct impacts yet, at some point we will run out of fossil fuels needed to produce the gas inside our cars.
Investing in green technologies like solar, wind, and geothermal will not only help stimulate a new market of job growth, but also help lead America forward into actually manufacturing and producing products again.
PRIORITY: Fund the EMAINE Renewable Energy Rebate Program to ensure the tax break for those to transition to alternative energy sources doesn't expire.
Maine can be the industry standard if we tap into the Gulf of Maine for wind farms. A Norwegian company, Stafoil is already looking to establish America's first ever floating wind farm 12-miles off the coast of Boothbay Harbor. If the plan being developed by the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management goes through, it could power over 300,00 homes across the state.