NECEC's 2023 Maine Clean Energy Day
The Northeast Clean Energy Council held our first State Clean Energy Day of the year on February 2 in Augusta, Maine. It was an action-packed day beginning first thing with an Energy and Environment Legislative Preview hosted by our partners E2Tech.
Next our leadership team met for nearly an hour with Governor Janet Mills to discuss how we can forge solutions to unlock the power of clean energy and energy efficiency resources to help Maine meet its energy and climate goals.
We had about two dozen NECEC member companies join us for a day of meetings with legislators and leadership, including a group meeting with Dan Burgess, director of the Governor’s Energy Office, Senate President Troy Jackson, House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross, members of the Energy Utilities and Technology Committee, and leadership from both parties.
"Busy clean energy professionals who are trying to prevent climate armageddon don't have time to waste. That's why I strongly encourage participating in NECEC's Clean Energy Days—you can expect maximum return on your time investment through meaningful face time with the most important and powerful political decision-makers in your state,” said Phil Coupe, co-founder of ReVision Energy.
He continued: "At Maine's Clean Energy Day we met with the Majority and Minority leaders of both houses, as well as the most influential key committee members from both parties, all of whom hold enormous sway over the future of clean energy legislation in Maine,” explained Coupe. “We learned what their priorities are, as well as the touchstone talking points and issues they see as critical to their constituents. Thank you NECEC for an excellent and highly valuable Clean Energy Day in Maine."
We are grateful for all of our members who participated in this day to educate Maine’s policymakers and tell stories about the successes and challenges their companies face. We'll include some photos below, but you can see our full gallery here. Next up we have Connecticut, Rhoda Island and Massachusetts.