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LePage opposes renewable-energy initiative in Maine  

Credit:  The Associated Press, www.kjonline.com 7 January 2012 ~~

AUGUSTA – Gov. Paul LePage is urging residents not to sign a referendum petition aimed at requiring at least 20 percent of Maine’s electricity come from new renewable energy sources by 2020.

In his weekly radio address Saturday, LePage says the Maine Citizens for Clean Energy Coalition is collecting signatures for a November ballot initiative that would increase energy costs while “padding the pockets” of special interests.

The question ask voters if they want to require that at least 20 percent of Maine’s electricity come from new renewable energy sources by 2020.

LePage says Mainers should have choices but shouldn’t be forced to buy certain types of alternative energy, especially if it’s more expensive.

LePage says Mainers currently pay 42 percent above the national average for electricity.

Source:  The Associated Press, www.kjonline.com 7 January 2012

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