Activists are seen attempting to cut chains after trespassing into a valve station for pipelines carrying crude from Canadian oils sands into U.S. markets near Clearbrook, Minnesota.

Activists disrupt Canada-US oil pipelines

By Nia Williams, Reuters on Oct. 11, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
Protest group Climate Direct Action said the move was in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Dan Bell, general manager of Agri-Cycle, is giving his remarks after receiving the 2016 Community Climate Champion Award from Maine Conservation Alliance. From left are: Travis Fogler, president of Stonyvale Farm; Sam Michaud, vice president of operations from Good Shepard Food Bank; Jennifer deHart, chief sustainability officer at Unity College; Trampas King, representative from Mid-Maine Solid Waste Association; Bob Sedgwick, director of Dining Services at Husson University; Dan Belll, general manager of Agri-Cycle; Beth Ahearn, program director of Maine Conservation Alliance.

Exeter Agri-Energy and Agri-Cycle named 2016 Community Climate Champion

on Oct. 04, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.

E2Tech Forum: New England Electricity Outlook- Get Plugged In!

By Jeff Marks on Oct. 04, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.

PLC reminds Mainers that heating with wood supports local jobs and working forests

By PLC of Maine on Sept. 22, 2016, at 7:22 a.m.
Smoke no longer rises out of the smokestacks at the coal-fired Castle Fate Power Plant outside Helper, Utah, Aug. 13, 2015. The plant closed in spring 2015 in anticipation of the Clean Power Plan, which faces a legal challenge from 27 states.

Most states on track to meet emissions targets they call burden

By Nichola Groom and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
A 2015 analysis by consulting firm M.J. Bradley & Associates for the Environmental Defense Fund found that 21 of the 27 states suing to block the Clean Power Plan are on track to meet its 2024 targets..

5th Maine Peace Walk starts Oct. 11

By lswackhamer on Sept. 16, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.

  School personnel renew longtime partnership with Camden International Film Festival

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.

Climate Action Team

By Karen Marysdaughter on Aug. 30, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A floating wind turbine, installed by StatoilHydro and Siemens, is seen off the coast of Norway.

Backers hope nation’s first offshore wind farm will jump-start an industry

By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on Aug. 28, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
Building offshore turbines to capture ocean winds has long appealed to U.S. proponents who see them as an untapped source of renewable energy. Yet, efforts to jump-start the industry have faltered.

Maine trees could fuel military jets, but as long as oil costs $40 a barrel, it’ll be a while

By Christopher Burns on Aug. 20, 2016, at 1 a.m.
For the last decade, there has been a concerted push in the U.S. to replace petroleum-based fuel with plant-based biofuels in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the nation’s reliance on foreign oil.
A Bangor resident clears away snow after a last winter storm dropped 11 inches on the city in March 2014.

Bangor Energy Expo to share tips on how to reduce energy costs this winter

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 14, 2016, at 8 a.m.
Bangor and Efficiency Maine will hold the first Bangor Energy Expo from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Cross Insurance Center.
A small crowd gathers Monday morning next to a more than 200-foot-long storage building at the town's public works facility off Crooked Road.

Group building community solar farm in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 01, 2016, at 7:41 p.m.
The project was celebrated Monday as the first of its kind to be permitted on a publicly owned property.

Bangor Energy Expo

By Karen Marysdaughter on July 21, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.

Rockland citizens group hails new local power plant regulations

By Stephen Betts on July 17, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
A citizens group hailed the approval last week of local laws that will regulate any future energy plants in the city.
Nicholas Cabral and Nicholas Bernier, co-founders of Goose River Hydro in Belfast, on Tuesday received a key Maine Public Utilities Commission certification that will advance their plans to generate electricity from small dams along the Goose River  for as many as 560 customers.

Maine firm aims to bring new life to old dams

By Darren Fishell on July 13, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.

PERC Open House Sure to Impress July 16

By Susan Pate on July 06, 2016, at 6:06 a.m.
A coal train is heading north through the old Georgia-Pacific site in Bellingham, Washington, March 1, 2011.

Monthly coal use for US power production falls to lowest since 1978

By Reuters on June 27, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
Ten years ago, coal produced 50 percent of the nation’s power supply, while gas accounted for just 19 percent. Now both fuel about a third.
New Siemens AG headquarters are seen in Munich, Germany, June 14, 2016.

Siemens, Gamesa to form world’s largest wind farm business

By Jose Elías Rodríguez, Reuters on June 17, 2016, at 2:06 p.m.
The new group, which will have a market capitalization of around $11 billion, according to analysts, would bring together Siemens’ strength in offshore wind power and Gamesa’s leading position in emerging markets.
Solar array at Wiswell Farm Greenhouse in Orrington.

The Future of Solar in Maine: A Conversation with Maine Leaders about Solar Policy and the State of Solar Energy

By Karen Marysdaughter on June 13, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.

The Future of Solar in Maine: A Conversation with Maine Leaders about Solar Policy and the State of Solar Energy

By Karen Marysdaughter on June 06, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.