The Maine Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) released its report, “Waste to Energy Power” to the Maine Legislature, Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology. The report examines the issue of qualifying certain waste-to-energy power for renewable energy credits and renewable resource portfolio requirements. The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) recommends that its office work collaboratively with the Maine Legislature, the State Planning Office, Maine Public Utilities Commission, and the Department of Environmental Protection to actively consider financial, regulatory and policy options for WTE as a renewable resource. Based on its examination of WTE resources and the critical need to create jobs, enhance competitive markets, promote economic development and enhance Maine's energy security and long-term economic viability, the OEIS supports utilization of WTE as a renewable energy resource. The comprehensive report is available here.