Weekly Newsletters

CMP wants to raise your rates once again

Friends, In case you missed the news, CMP is asking state utility regulators to approve a three-year “reliability and grid upgrade plan” that would raise the electric bill for the average customer by as much as $10 a month by 2026. The upgrades, if approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission, would require a distribution rate hike that would increase the average...

Sign up to collect signatures at the polls on Primary Day

Friends, June’s Primary Day on June 14 is fast approaching and we need you to help us collect signatures at the polls. This will be a huge opportunity to talk to voters about the need for a democratic, non-profit, consumer-owned utility to replace CMP and Versant and we need all hands on deck. You can RSVP HERE for a morning, afternoon or evening shift on June 14 and our...

Collecting signatures for public power … without knocking on doors

Friends, Our grassroots effort to replace CMP and Versant, Maine’s two large, investor-owned utilities, continues to push forward toward the energy democracy that will allow us to end the climate destruction and top-down mismanagement of the current monopolist providers. However, to win this war against these multi-billion dollar companies and all their political power,...

Compromised utility accountability bill passes the legislature. Now is the time for real accountability!

Friends, Two months ago, Mainers turned out to oppose Gov. Janet Mills’ so-called “utility accountability” bill for giving CMP and Versant a veneer of regulation with minimal substance. This new bill — which contained no mention of affordability — would require utilities in Maine to write their own report cards to let Mainers know how they’re doing. While it was...

CMP is using fake online accounts against us

Friends, If you’ve been following the media coverage of our campaign to create a nonprofit, consumer-owned utility, you might have noticed the same few suspicious accounts in the comments section of every article, spreading misinformation through the same polished talking points that CMP and Versant employ. We certainly did and luckily so did Spectrum News. They looked...

MPP onboarding meeting TODAY + 100-signature pledge

Friends, We’ve got a big week coming up with Maine Public Power! Our Power, Maine Public Power’s coalition lead, has just released a 100-signature pledge! We’re asking you to join us in collecting 100 signatures in support of Pine Tree Power before August 1st. If you need motivation to join a canvass or set up in front of a post office, this is it. Committing as a...