Business Leaders Champion Solar and Energy Efficiency Policies at 2016 Maine Clean Energy Day
Representative Sara Gideon Named NECEC’s 2016 Clean Energy Champion
As part of the Northeast Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) Fourth Annual Maine Clean Energy Day, executives from NECEC member companies will visit the Maine State House today to advocate for the Maine Legislature’s continued support for energy efficiency and solar energy policies that will support the state’s vibrant clean energy industry and bring economic and environmental benefits to the Maine.
“Renewable energy—particularly solar and energy efficiency—have never been a stronger asset to Maine’s economy,” said NECEC President Peter Rothstein. “Home to a vibrant and growing solar and efficiency sector, Maine businesses are helping ratepayers manage their energy use, while expanding clean and affordable energy. Today, we will bring that message to the state’s public and elected officials who already show great leadership in advancing clean energy in Maine.”
NECEC is the premiere voice of businesses building a world class clean energy hub that supports the local regional economy and delivers global impact with economic, energy and environmental solutions. Today, NECEC released 2016 Maine Clean Energy Policy Priorities, which outline key legislative priorities to advance clean energy in Maine. Maine Clean Energy Day showcases the growing vitality of the clean energy industry and the importance of consistent policy support as a means of catalyzing the state and regional economy.
As part of Maine Clean Energy Day, NECEC will present its 2016 Clean Energy Champion awards to Assistant Majority Leader Representative Sara Gideon for her leadership in advancing the clean energy economy in Maine through support for legislation to expand Maine’s solar industry and to protect energy efficiency programs. Maine Clean Energy Champion awards are awarded to lawmakers and public officials who go above and beyond to advance clean energy in Maine.
About NECEC (Northeast Clean Energy Council & NECEC Institute) is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast, helping clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council (a nonprofit business member organization), and NECEC Institute (a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development and communications initiatives). NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.