Spend $2000 on solar heat Gov. wll give you $1 back

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Spend $2000 on solar heat Gov. wll give you $1 back

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[b]Governor Celebrates Earth Day Eve
April 21, 2005
Governor's Office
CONTACT: Lynn Kippax, 287-2531Joy Leach, 287-2531AUGUSTA - Governor John Baldacci today celebrated the eve of Earth Day by detailing his solar energy initiative and by taking the Governors' Solar Challenge. "I am committed to making the State a leader in sustainable energy practices, which saves money, reduces harmful pollutants and our dependence on foreign energy sources, and helps the Maine economy," said the Governor. [/b]

Baldi obviously failed physics. Solar power and the Maine environment make it very difficult to get a reasonable return on your investment. It's just feel good-speak. Once again it proves that he thinks we are idiots. Unless he can legislate the first law of thermodynamics, this too will fail.Play Powerball......it's the 401k of most Mainers!

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Spend $2000 on solar heat Gov. wll give you $1 back

Governor Celebrates Earth Day Eve
April 21, 2005
Governor's Office
CONTACT: Lynn Kippax, 287-2531Joy Leach, 287-2531AUGUSTA - Governor John Baldacci today celebrated the eve of Earth Day by detailing his solar energy initiative and by taking the Governors’ Solar Challenge. “I am committed to making the State a leader in sustainable energy practices, which saves money, reduces harmful pollutants and our dependence on foreign energy sources, and helps the Maine economy,” said the Governor. Governor Baldacci detailed his legislation, sponsored by Representative John Brautigram (D-Falmouth)and Senator Jonathan Courtney (R-District 3), to provide incentives to Maine homeowners and businesses to install solar systems. Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on the planet: each minute enough sunlight reaches the earth to meet the world’s energy demand for an entire year. Incentives for solar systems include rebates and sales tax exemptions. An income tax credit would also be available for the installation of solar hot water systems. “My plan for solar rebates is designed not only to encourage more solar power,” said the Governor, “but also to encourage Maine businesses to come up with creative solar products”.To highlight the benefits of solar energy, solar electric systems will now be used to light the Governor’s Office. Those lights have been converted to energy efficient lights that use 75% less electricity than a traditional light bulb. Additionally, the Governor accepted the Governors’ Solar Challenge, a program sponsored by Blue Link Solar Network LLC. The goal of the Challenge is to encourage individuals and groups in each state to raise money to donate a solar electric system to their governor’s office, to raise awareness of the benefits of solar energy, and to promote its use. Governor Baldacci is the first governor to accept the Governors’ Solar Challenge.Early in the Governor’s Administration he established the Office of Energy Independence and Security. He has promoted energy initiatives such as biodiesel and weatherization, and has doubled the number of hybrid vehicles and reduced state travel. The State purchases 40% of its electricity from renewable power that produces no Greenhouse Gas emissions. The Governor also signed a LEED executive order which incorporates energy efficient building standards for all new and renovated state buildings. Long term energy conservation and alternative energy solutions will save Maine people and businesses significant dollars, while contributing to Maine’s energy security.

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