Gov. Paul LePage says he’s not against renewable power, but he is against expensive power.

Mainers pay around 14.8 cents per kilowatt hour for power generated mostly by burning fossil fuels. It’s one of the most expensive rates in the United States.

Just across the border in Quebec, however, they pay between 5.4 and 7.5 cents/kwh, and the majority of their power comes from clean hydroelectric.

Yes, there are environmental costs to that type of power, but that’s another debate for another time.

Can anyone tell the citizens of Maine why we don’t work with our neighbors to the north to purchase clean, cheap, abundant power? How much could it cost to connect their grid to ours? Governor? Legislators? Anybody?

Bruce McDougal, Fairfield


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