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St. George residents oppose Monhegan wind project cable

An organization calling itself “Preserve Our Remarkable Town” has collected more than 300 signatures from residents of St. George for a petition opposing the Maine Aqua Ventus pilot...

Potential investor withdraws $5M loan offer to biomass company

Boston-based Arctaris Royalty Ventures Co-Investment LP withdrew its offer to to loan $5 million to Stored Solar LLC, owner of biomass power plants in West Enfield and Jonesboro. Most of the proposed...

Maine’s biggest solar farm now operational

The final 25% of a 26,000-panel, 5-megawatt array spread over more than 20 acres at the Madison Business Gateway, was brought online Wednesday.

Public meetings for shaping Maine's future energy plan rescheduled


The Governor's Energy Office has postponed its series of public meetings to seek public input on development of the Energy Planning Roadmap that advances the state of Maine's energy, economic...

Piscataquis County commissioners oppose Somerset Wind project

Citing the negative impact it could have on the Moosehead Lake region's efforts to rebrand itself as “America's Crown Jewel,” Piscataquis County commissioners have signed a letter stating...

CMP awards grants for electric vehicle and charging stations


Central Maine Power has granted three organizations money that will allow them to take greater advantage of electric vehicles.

PUC sets hearing on Northern Utilities’ proposed rate hike

Maine Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing on Oct. 12 regarding Northern Utilities Inc.’s proposed 7.1% rate increase.

South Portland to weigh impact of TransCanada’s pipeline decision on pending lawsuit

TransCanada Corp.’s decision on Thursday to scrap its proposed $12 billion Energy East pipeline adds a new twist to the Portland Pipe Line lawsuit challenging South Portland's ban on bulk crude...

Wind interests ask feds to allow clustered projects

ISO New England and wind energy interests from around New England are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to let them cluster projects together to make it possible to install more wind...

NextEra: Four former Ranger Solar projects will be operating by end of 2019


NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is moving forward on four large solar projects in Maine that are expected to be commercially active by 2019. The company acquired Yarmouth-based Ranger Solar's...