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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.
Community
PERC

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.
Community
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.
Community

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.
Community

Summit Natural Gas of Maine Announces 2016 Recipients of its Community Sponsorship and Giving Program

By Lizzy Reinholt on May 24, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
A photo illustration of the Downeast LNG facility as proposed for Robbinston in 2005.

Downeast LNG to put Robbinston project up for sale

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The chairman of the board said the company decided that another industrial firm or infrastructure investor would be better suited to take on the project.
Community

Two Energy Options: Solar & Efficiency

By Ken Gross on May 15, 2016, at 3:57 p.m.
Antonio Hope installs the solar panels in the solar farm in St. Paul, North Carolina. The Sanford City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Steve Buck to execute a land lease for 226 acres at Sanford Regional Airport to Ranger Solar LLC for a 50-megawatt solar farm there.

Maine city reaches deal to establish New England’s largest solar farm

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on May 04, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
The 50-megawatt facility will use 176,000 photovoltaic panels.
The headquarters of SunEdison is shown in Belmont, California, recently.

SunEdison to file for bankruptcy as early as Sunday, source says

By Jessica DiNapoli, Reuters on April 15, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
The solar energy company said Friday it was in talks for potential debtor-in-possession financing with some of its first- and second-lien lenders.
Dean Bennett, Hampden community and economic development director, is shown in 2013.

Hampden to start reviewing plan for waste-to-energy plant

By Dawn Gagnon on April 12, 2016, at 9:24 p.m.
Community

“Community Solar Farms: Building the Future” presentation in Belfast

By Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition on April 12, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Community
A final load of wood chips is delivered by one northern Maine logging company to Covanta's West Enfield plant in early March.

The True Cost of Losing Maine’s Biomass Industry

By PLC of Maine on April 07, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
Crews from Emera Maine travel to Delaware in January to help restore power to customers affected by a deadly blizzard.

Maine regulators may seek Emera management audit

By Darren Fishell on April 05, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
Regulatory staff said it found during the latest rate case that the cost to implement the company’s new customer information system was about 50 percent higher than initially projected in 2014, at $30.1 million rather than $17.3 million.
Community

LePage to join talks on Maine’s energy future

By Bob Mentzinger on April 05, 2016, at 1:26 p.m.
Community
Camden Hills Regional High School

The Future of Solar: Workshop with ReVision Energy and Pika Energy

By revisionenergy on April 05, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
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Freeman Buzzell (left) gives Bob Hughgill a haircut Wednesday in his downtown Madison shop. Buzzell has been cutting hair in Madison since 1963 and believes the mill closure most likely will have a trickle-down effect on the community. "Pretty much everyone thought that [the mill closing] wasn't going to happen that fast," said Buzzell.

‘Madison’s going to have to reinvent itself,’ LePage tells mill town

By Michael Shepherd on March 30, 2016, at 8:49 p.m.
The mill announced earlier this month that it would shut down by May, laying off 214 workers. It was the fifth major Maine mill closure announced in the last three years.