Senator David Woodsome Re-Appointed to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee

Contact:
Krysta West
Communications Director
Senate Republican Office
(207) 287-1505
krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUSTA – Maine State Senator David Woodsome (R-York) has again been tapped to serve on the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. Woodsome served as Chair of the committee during the 127th and 128th Legislatures.

The jurisdiction of the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee includes energy resources, the electric industry, the natural gas industry, the telecommunications industry, E-9-1-1, water and sewer utilities, the Public Utilities Commission, the Office of the Public Advocate and the Efficiency Maine Trust.

“It’s a privilege to once again be appointed to serve on this important committee,” said Woodsome. “I am very proud of the work we accomplished over the last few sessions. While we addressed and made progress on complex issues, we have to continue to explore all avenues of incorporating new ideas and technology to move Maine forward.

“The high cost of energy in Maine is a stranglehold on our economy. It makes it difficult to recruit new employers to our state, and businesses have cited it as a key factor time and time again as they reduced the size of their workforce or relocated elsewhere. I look forward to working with my colleagues on solutions to stabilize the cost of energy in Maine. We can’t afford to be uncompetitive any longer.”

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