The Governorís Office of Energy Independence and Security believes Maine needs to become energy independent in the next few decades and has an energy plan that will establish the steps necessary to realize this goal, maximizing use of clean, reliable, and renewable energy resources while reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
Governor LePage has identified the reduction of electricity prices and lowering the overall costs of energy to Maine people as one of his top five priorities. To achieve this goal, all energy sources need to be considered both in the short term as well as the long term in a way that is environmentally responsible and sustainable and prompts economic development.
Join us on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME as Maineís State Energy Director Kenneth Fletcher provides an overview of the Governorís Energy Diversification Program.
About the Presenter:
Kenneth Fletcher is the Director of the Governorís Office of Energy Independence and Security for the State of Maine and brings with him 35 yearsí experience in the Pulp & Paper Industry in various technical and managerial positions including 25 years with Scott Paper Co. in Winslow and as a Pulp and Paper Consultant throughout the U.S.
Mr. Fletcher served 4 terms (8 years) in the Maine House of Representatives representing House District 54-Winslow and SW Benton, and is currently Town Councilor in Winslow.
Mr. Fletcher received a BS in Forestry and Fifth Year Certificate in Pulp and Paper Management from the University of Maine, Orono.