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Maine Proposes to Replace Net Metering With a Market Based Alternative

Legislators in Maine have introduced a novel solar policy that could boost solar capacity in the state and offer a viable alternative to net energy metering, a policy at the center of several state-level political battles.

“In Maine, we come together to find innovative solutions to our challenges,” said Assistant Majority Leader Sara Gideon, a Democrat who sponsored legislation that kicked off a dialogue on the future of solar in Maine. “Our challenge here has been growing solar in a way that gives people energy independence, creates jobs and mitigates climate change. Now, we've created a way to do that and to do it in a way that remains sustainable into the future and will drive significant solar growth.” Read full article here: Maine Proposes to Replace Net Metering with a "Market-based" Alternative