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Playing Matchmaker- Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies

  • Friday, March 03, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330


  • Must present Sunrise Guide coupon at the registration table.

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Playing Matchmaker-
Aligning Energy Challenges
with Compatible Policies

Thank you to everyone who attended!

Presentations are available in blue below, and photos
from the event are up on our Facebook Page

Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast & Coffee
8:30- 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
10:00- 10:30 a.m. Maine Energy Roadmap Briefing

What are the most important energy challenges facing the State of Maine? What problems are we trying to solve and how do policy makers craft solutions to address the most critical issues?

Maine’s largest end-use for energy, and biggest consumption of oil, is in the transportation sector. Yet, we have no coordinated policy on reducing oil use or developing alternative fuels, vehicles, or infrastructure programs. Heating Maine’s homes and businesses is an annual challenge, yet we fret every winter to ensure that our most vulnerable stay warm. Maine also has the highest per capita energy usage in New England, but we don’t have a focused strategy for reducing oil dependence while increasing productivity. Maine’s businesses struggle to remain competitive with states that have lower electricity, transportation, and heating costs. On the other hand, policymakers are asked to consider dozens of proposals annually to incentivize renewable electricity generation and promote energy efficiency. 

Are these the right priorities? What are the real problems to be solved? What are our energy goals? And, how do we get there? Today’s speakers are prepared to provide their thoughts on Maine’s greatest energy challenges and ask attendees for their potential policy solutions.

Speakers Include:

  • Lisa Smith - Senior Planner, Maine Governor's Energy Office (opening remarks)
  • Daniel Brennan - Senior Director for Programs, Maine State Housing Authority
  • Peter Mills - Executive Director, Maine Turnpike Authority
  • Timothy Schneider - Public Advocate, Maine Office of the Public Advocate
  • Michael Stoddard - Executive Director, Efficiency Maine Trust
The Maine Energy Roadmap Briefing with the Governor's Energy Office and E2Tech will follow the panel discussion.



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