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Legislative Dinner Event - March 20, 2014

The Maine Heritage Policy Center

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Augusta, ME

Legislative Dinner Event - March 20, 2014

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Augusta

● 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ● 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Senator Inn & Spa

284 Western Avenue

Illuminating Maine's Energy Crisis:

Shedding Light on Maine's Failed Cap-and-Trade Scheme

Mr. Paul Bachman

Director of Research
Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University   

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, pronounced “Reggie”) is a carbon dioxide cap and trade agreement between nine states in the Northeastern United States – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Its purpose is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from qualified electrical power plants by auctioning allowances to emit carbon dioxide.

 

Since its inception in 2008, Mainers have paid more than $48 million dollars to purchase nearly 20 million allowances for an average cost of $2.41 each. Just last year, in 2013, RGGI changed its model rule to cut the number of allowances available for auction nearly in half to 91 million tons starting in 2014. As a result, electricity rates will soon increase dramatically.

 

RGGI is little more than a hidden tax collected on Maine energy consumers and is threatening the livelihood of Maine. Please join The Maine Heritage Policy Center for a special presentation by Paul Bachman, director of research at the Beacon Hill Institute, and discover what you can do to help repeal this failed energy program and re-invigorate Maine’s economy with lower electricity rates. 

Current Legislators Only
Tickets Free of Charge 

For additional information, please contact Kate Clark

by phone at 207-321-2550 or by e-mail at kclark@mainepolicy.org. 

Have questions about Legislative Dinner Event - March 20, 2014? Contact The Maine Heritage Policy Center

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Senator Inn & Spa
284 Western Ave
Augusta, ME 04330

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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