NEWS CENTER Maine at 5:00 p.m.

NEWS CENTER Maine at 5:00 p.m.

NEWS CENTER Maine at 5:00 p.m. – Maine Governor Janet Mills has sought to enhance the state’s commitment to sustainable energy sources by signing a bill requiring utilities to source a certain percentage of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. The bill, signed into law on June 3, requires utilities to obtain at least 80 percent of their electricity from sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower.

The move will place Maine among the most ambitious states in the nation when it comes to renewable energy. Governor Mills, who has long been a proponent of clean energy, hailed the legislation as an important step towards reducing the state’s reliance on non-renewable sources of energy and curbing pollution.

“Maine is a leader in the fight against climate change and the effects of global warming,” said Mills. “This bill will help us move towards a more sustainable energy future and secure a healthier, more prosperous future for all Maine people.”

The legislation is expected to have a significant impact on the state’s energy sector. In addition to increasing the state’s renewable energy portfolio, the bill will also bring new jobs and economic growth to the state, as utilities invest in renewable energy infrastructure and technology.

Utilities will also benefit from the bill, as renewable energy sources are generally less expensive than non-renewable sources. This could result in lower electricity rates for consumers.

The bill is part of Governor Mills’ larger effort to combat climate change, which includes a plan to reduce Maine’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. The bill is expected to play an important role in achieving this goal.

“This bill is a major milestone in our effort to reduce emissions and combat climate change,” said Mills. “It will help us create a cleaner, healthier environment for generations to come.”