ANOTHER TAX! Sides drawn over efficiency 'tax'
By SUSAN M. COVER
AUGUSTA -- An additional assessment on electric bills would help an already successful program do even better, supporters of an energy efficiency measure said Thursday.
Opponents said it would hurt businesses and customers.
An assessment that generates money for the state's Efficiency Maine program would increase to three-tenths of a cent per kilowatt hour by 2009, under a bill being considered by the Utilities and Energy Committee.