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ReEnergy shuts down Fort Fairfield biomass plant

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ReEnergy Holdings, a New York-based power company, has closed its biomass-fueled electricity plant in Fort Fairfield. The 37-megawatt facility, which opened in 1987 and employs 21 people, stopped...

Maine DEP tells CMP its application for 145-mile power line is incomplete

Maine Department of Environmental Protection has told CMP it cannot move forward with its evaluation of the$950 million New England Clean Energy Connect project until the utility provides additional...

Company asks court to overturn ruling on South Portland pipeline law

Portland Pipe Line Corp. has appealed the federal court decision issued in August preventing it from piping oil south from Canada to its tank farm in South Portland.

York considers getting rid of overhead utility lines in village district

With the federal government picking up 80% of the $4 million tab of reconstructing several intersections and streets as part of the York Village revitalization project, town officials are thinking...

Vote on Maine Water Co.'s parent firm's merger set for Nov. 16

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Connecticut Water Service Inc. (NASDAQ: CTWS) announced Monday that the independent proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.recommends that Connecticut Water shareholders vote...

PUC won't decide CMP's $950M transmission line project until March

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The three-member Maine Public Utilities Commission issued an order on Friday that extends its review of Central Maine Power's $950 million New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line project...

$40M LIHEAP funding to help Maine’s low-income families stay warm

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will release $39.8 million in funding to Maine through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The funding includes $1.45 million for tribal...

Brunswick energy technician training center expands

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An increase in the need for trained professionals in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration field has prompted the expansion of the Maine Energy Marketers Technical Education...

PUC cancels next week's hearings over CMP's transmission project

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The three-member Maine Public Utilities Commission issued a procedural order today granting an intervenor's request that several hearings scheduled next week for Central Maine Power's $950 milion New...

New study stokes the debate over oil heat versus wood

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A report by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry claims more than 100 major buildings in Maine have made the conversion.