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Net Meter Me in Another Load of Firewood Already: Two Quick Things Are Different About the New Solar Policy

Net Meter Me in Another Load of Firewood Already: Two Quick Things Are Different About the New Solar Policy

There are two major changes with the new approach from what we have today. They’re both related to the scenario in which you make more electricity than you use (every sensible solar install in Maine does that in the summertime, so as to store up some credits for the winter. It’s like getting your firewood … Read more about Net Meter Me in Another Load of Firewood Already: Two Quick Things Are Different About the New Solar PolicyRead more

Electrical Hangover

Electrical Hangover

There has been a lot of talk recently, in the context of our “neXt metering” solar discussion, about the problem with entering into long term energy contracts. Briefly, the proposed new approach would compensate solar producers in dollars per kilowatt hour via a 20 year contract; while net metering nets out kilowatt hours prior to … Read more about Electrical HangoverRead more

Questions that will be on the Maine ballot in 2014

Questions that will be on the Maine ballot in 2014

These seven questions will appear on your ballot in the order listed below: Question 1: “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety, or for research?” Question 2: “Do you favor an $8,000,000 bond issue to support Maine agriculture, facilitate economic growth … Read more about Questions that will be on the Maine ballot in 2014Read more