5.7.9 Restricting Fossil-Fuel Powered Electric Plants

LPDD Recommendation: “States could adopt restrictions on new coal-fired power plants (e.g., emission limits or CCS requirements).

LPDD Recommendation: “States could impose an outright ban on new coal-fired generation and/or a formal limit on new natural gas gen­eration additions.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States with restrictions on new coal-fired power plants could adopt more stringent limitations, including not only emissions at the smokestack, but also on a life-cycle basis (at the mine or during transit, at the wellhead, along the pipeline, and in conjunction with storage).”

Maine LD 1679 (2019)

Provides that by January 1, 2030 80% of electricity consumed in the State must come from renewable resources and by January 1, 2050 100% of electricity consumed in the State must come from renewable resources