Eliot Cutler on Energy & Oil
Burning fossil fuels is more and more problematic
In a world where many fossil fuels are increasingly hard to extract in environmentally sensible ways, and where burning them is more and more expensive and problematic,
Maine can turn these trends to its advantage by investing in our renewable and increasingly cost-competitive advantages of onshore and offshore wind and solar energy.
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, CutlerForMaine.com
, Dec 31, 2013
Reduce carbon emissions to Kyoto Protocol targets
Q: What is your plan to reduce carbon pollution in Maine?
A: The next governor of Maine needs to acknowledge and begin to deal with the following facts about climate change, and the governor needs to lead Maine people in directions that will begin to
limit and mitigate its impacts:
- Climate change is real.
- Human activity is chiefly responsible for it.
- Global warming portends massive effects on our public health and our way of life. It is the greatest environmental challenge of our time.
- Maine can't solve the carbon emissions problem alone, but we can live up to our state motto, meet our commitments, and set an important example for others in our state and local policies. Earlier in this decade, Maine was a leader in setting goals
to cut carbon dioxide emissions. We committed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by 2010; 10% below 1990 levels by 2020; and ultimately by as much as 80%. These goals are similar to those set by the Kyoto Protocol.
Source: Sierra Club Questionnaire on 2014 Maine Gubernatorial race
, Oct 16, 2013
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