Let’s Talk About Energy: strategies for reaching ambitious clean energy goals

State energy leaders to discuss Maine’s climate future

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The Camden Public Library and the Camden Energy Committee will wrap up a series of presentations about energy use and conservation with a fourth discussion on Thursday, June 3, at 6 p.m. This final session in the “Let’s Talk About Energy” series steps up the conversation to the state level.

A panel of speakers representing state government and well-known energy nonprofits will discuss strategies for reaching the ambitious clean energy goals recently set by the Maine Climate Council. To request a Zoom link to attend, please email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

The four presenters participating in the panel are Hannah Pingree, head of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and co-chair of the Maine Climate Council; Vicki Doudera, Camden-Rockport-Islesboro’s representative in the Maine State Legislature and a member of the legislature’s environment and natural resources committee; Michael Stoddard, executive director of Efficiency Maine, which works to improve energy efficiency and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions in the state; and Kathleen Meil, who heads the Clean Energy for All campaign of Maine Conservation Voters.

In December 2020, the Maine Climate Council released its report entitled Maine Won’t Wait, A Four-Year Plan for Climate Action. The document outlines a plan to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 and 80% by 2050, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.           

“The skilled group of thinkers on this panel will help us take a hard look at where we are and where we need to go if we are to maintain the beauty and productivity of Maine for all its citizens,” says Nancy Harmon Jenkins of the Camden Energy Committee. “The plan is comprehensive and balanced. It considers making changes for the good of the environment, but also emphasizes the economic ramifications of not making changes. This program will help Mainers understand how they can take action to support this statewide effort.”

For more on this and other Camden Public Library Programs, visit librarycamden.org.

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Thu, 06/03/2021 - 6:00pm

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