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Opportunities and Challenges for Climate Change: Maine Business Leaders' Perspective featuring Senator Angus King

  • Friday, October 30, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland

Many Maine people and businesses are already beginning to observe the impacts of climate change. Unchecked warming can harm Maine's winter recreation, forest products, and other industries. In addition, warmer and more acidic oceans endanger lobsters and other marine fisheries, jeopardizing the culture and economy of Maine’s coastal communities.

Responding to climate change is important to our health, way of life, and economy. Addressing climate change with common sense solutions also brings opportunities for Maine businesses new and old to grow and prosper.

The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) invites you to join a roundtable event featuring U.S. Senator Angus King and a diverse panel of Maine business leaders: "Challenges and Opportunities for Climate Action: Maine Business Leaders’ Perspective."

When: Friday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street in South Portland

The event is free but registration is required. Sign up and reserve your seat today! Light refreshments including coffee and muffins will be served. 

We’ll address topics including how Maine’s membership in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has helped Maine and positioned the state for the Clean Power Plan, and we’ll ask what more can be done at the business, state, regional, and national levels. Please join us!

It is important to respond to climate change at many levels, from individual businesses up to state, regional, and federal policies. As a member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Maine is a leader in clean energy development and reducing climate-changing carbon pollution. Did you know that RGGI has lowered energy bills for Maine businesses and others, and led to substantial increases in the State Domestic Product?

Maine's economy has everything to gain from the recently released Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national standards for reducing carbon pollution. This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan will help to level the playing field across the country to drive all regions toward cleaner energy.

Please join the Natural Resources Council of Maine, U.S. Senator Angus King, and others for a discussion with Maine business leaders about actions they’re taking to address climate change and about the benefits of Maine’s leadership role on climate and clean energy. 

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