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CMP's $950M proposal selected as 'alternative' clean energy bid by Massachusetts


Central Maine Power Co.'s $950 million New England Clean Energy Connect proposal has been selected to replace the Northern Pass transmission project should Eversource Energy fail to secure its New...

Grant program for historic buildings expands to include energy efficiency


Grants of up to $20,000 are available through the Maine Community Foundation to help nonprofits implement energy efficiency measures in historic buildings they own.

CEI launches subsidiary to finance high-impact, mid-scale solar projects


Brunswick-based CEI has launched a new subsidiary — with the name of Bright Community Capital — to fill a financing gap in the solar energy marketplace.

Maine Water leverages state program to invest in drinking water infrastructure in midcoast region


Maine Water Co. received approval from the Maine Public Utilities Commission to recover more than $650,000 in investment in drinking water infrastructure though Maine's Water Infrastructure Charge...

High electricity costs drive wood pellet maker out of business

The high cost of electricity to manufacture wood pellets has driven a Boothbay pellet manufacturer out of business.

N.H. regulators reject $1.6B Northern Pass clean energy project

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After two days of hearings this week, New Hampshire state regulators unanimously rejected Eversource Energy's application for its $1.6 billion Northern Pass transmission project to deliver more than...

Conservation Law Foundation sues LePage over wind power moratorium


The Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit in Maine’s Superior Court Tuesday seeking to block Gov. Paul LePage’s recent executive order imposing a moratorium on new wind project...

Portland to save $1M annually by switching to LED streetlights


Portland began replacing all of its street lights this week with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures, a project expected to save taxpayers $1 million annually that was made possible by the...

Emera parent company, like CMP, to proceed with its clean energy project


Emera Inc., the Halifax, Nova Scotia-based parent company of Emera Maine, plans to proceed with its proposed 1,000 megawatt Atlantic Canada and Southern New England project even though it was...

Aqua Ventus project eyes Boothbay cable connection

Boothbay selectmen are supporting the University of Maine's efforts to study the feasibility of connecting an undersea cable from the Maine Aqua Ventus offshore wind test site off Monhegan Island to...