Sen. Lawrence appointed to Maine Climate Council’s energy subcommittee
AUGUSTA — Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, has been appointed to the Energy Working Group of the Maine Climate Council by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash.
“Protecting and investing in Maine’s environment have been a major priority for me during my life, whether as a public official or community member,” said Sen. Lawrence. “I look forward to having a chance to apply what I’ve learned as chair of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee to work to overcome these issues, and I am eager to start our work with advocates from across the state to make Maine better prepared for the future.”
The Maine Climate Council is a group of scientists, industry leaders, policymakers and residents tasked with creating a four-year plan to reduce emissions in Maine and to achieve state carbon neutrality by 2045. The Council’s plan, Maine Won’t Wait, was delivered to the Governor and the Legislature in December 2020. The Council will continue to meet quarterly to monitor progress. The Energy Working Group will determine the best short and long-term strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector and ways to adapt and improve resiliency to climate change. Sen. Lawrence is Chair of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee in the Legislature and has been involved in policy issues related to energy efficiency and protecting the environment in Maine for many years.