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ME. governor vetoes popular solar power bill over ‘regressive’ 5-cents per month tax increase

Despite strong bi-partisan support, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed a bill on Friday designed to fund a statewide solar energy program, calling the estimated 5-cent per month tax increase on power bills “regressive,’ according to Bangor Daily News. The bill, LD 1252, An Act to Improve Maine’s Economy and…

Federal solar energy program could save U.S. $50 billion per year by 2050

US Solar Targets Could Save Americans $20 Billion Annually By 2050 (via Clean Technica) Solar energy could supply one-third of all electricity demand in the Western US by 2050 while and massively cutting emissions – if the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative succeeds. Researchers made the bold prediction in…