Probe finds no issues with Maine Green Energy Alliance

The Associated Press
Posted Aug. 10, 2011, at 10:19 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A state investigation has found no missing money or inappropriate use of funds in the now-defunct Maine Green Energy Alliance, but it does find poor accounting and oversight in the agency.

The Portland Press Herald says Wednesday that the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability will present its report next week to the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee.

That oversight committee had asked for an examination of how the alliance spent about $500,000 of a $1.1 million federal grant meant to expand home energy audits and weatherization through community organizing and education.

The alliance was phased out after falling far short of its goals, signing up only 50 homes. The remaining money was shifted to a successful rebate program that helped owners insulate their homes.

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