Weekly Newsletters

We have a chance to take control of our green energy destiny

Friends, We have a chance to build a truly democratic electric utility that can transition Maine to green energy and reduce rates. In our campaign to create the consumer-owned Pine Tree Power company, we have the chance to create something special. Because not all consumer-owned utilities are the same. Some are far less democratic than others and that matters if we ever...

This week with Maine Public Power

Friends, We’ve got great canvasses coming up this week in Gardiner, Portland, and Springvale! Join us in advocating for our consumer-owned, democratically-operated, climate-centered utility, Pine Tree Power, by spreading the word and collecting signatures. Canvassers are absolutely essential to this campaign, and we need all hands on deck! It doesn’t matter if you’re a...

Mainers are suffering the high cost of investor-owned electricity

Friends, The drastic rate increases rolled out by Maine’s investor-owned utilities, CMP and Versant, at the beginning of this year are causing untold hardships for our neighbors. Along with direct rate increases hurting those who cannot afford their increasingly-obscene bills, skyrocketing rates are prompting businesses to raise their prices. The Maine Public Utilities...

We’re back! (on social media)

Friends, In the fight for a consumer-owned, democratically-run utility in Maine, it’s crucial to stay involved and in touch with like-minded people. Spruce up your feed and join the campaign for energy democracy with Maine Public Power! Follow us on Twitter at @PublicMaine and on Instagram at mainepublicpower for updates on canvassing events, press releases, and...

Just how much higher are CMP bills than public power rates?

Friends, As our campaign to collect signatures to get a nonprofit, consumer-owned utility on the ballot in 2023 ramps back up after a brief break, let’s take a moment to look at just how expensive CMP has proven for Maine ratepayers.  If you’re not familiar, there are already several local consumer-owned utilities that have been established across the state. And,...

Mainers turn out to oppose Mills’ bill and show support for public power

In Tuesday’s public hearing discussing Gov. Janet Mills’ “get out of jail free” card for CMP–the bill L.D. 1959–we heard phenomenal opposition testimony from Mainers across the state before the legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology. A clear majority of testifiers opposed the bill: An Act to Ensure Transmission and Utility...