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E2Tech Forum: Energy Storage & Microgrids- Innovation in the Electricity Sector

By Jeff Marks on April 25, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
The University of Maine system's seven campuses and branch facilities have reduced carbon output by 34 percent since 2006.

How Maine universities made big carbon emission cuts over the past decade

By Nick McCrea on April 22, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The University of Maine System has cut its carbon emissions by a third in the past decade, a big step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040.
Turbines at the Pisgah Mountain wind project in Clifton.

Despite fears over Clifton wind farm, no one has complained since it went up

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There has not been one complaint. Not one loud noise complaint, and not one bird kill,” said developer Paul Fuller.
Wind turbines at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Pine Tree Wind Farm spin in the Tehachapi Mountains.

The US wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people

By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on April 19, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.
The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — might surprise you: wind turbine technician.
Habib Dagher, director of UMaine advanced structures and composites sector, speaks to the crowd during a trip to celebrate the first year of the University of Maine's floating wind turbine, VolturnUS.

Wind power advocates alarmed by bill to move Monhegan test site

By Nick McCrea on April 18, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“If we had to move this site now, everything is gone — the investments disappear,” said Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
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Katahdin Middle and High School first trimester honor roll

on March 24, 2017, at 9:56 a.m.
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Free Home Energy Fair

By Jessica Williams on March 08, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
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The New Forest Economy-Biobased Power, Products, & Fuels

By Jeff Marks on March 07, 2017, at 2:31 p.m.
Habib Dagher, director of UMaine advanced structures and composites sector, speaks to the crowd during a trip to celebrate the first year of the University of Maine's floating wind turbine, VolturnUS in 2014.

Fishermen air concerns about floating wind turbine test site off Monhegan

By Nick McCrea on March 01, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.
“It’s a balancing act. Renewables are positive unto themselves, but as fisherman we have to be able to get to the fish.”
Community

Bernstein Shur Welcomes Lindsay Leone

By Chris Philbrook on Feb. 27, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
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Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?

By Bangor Public Library on Feb. 21, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.
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Aroostook Solar Panel Installation in Fort Fairfield

By Don Robertson on Feb. 17, 2017, at 4 p.m.
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Playing Matchmaker-Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies

By Jeff Marks on Feb. 16, 2017, at 3:48 p.m.
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Annual Solar Open House at ReVision Energy

By Holly Noyes on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12:25 p.m.
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Home Heating Trade Group Launches Fuel Your Love 2.0 Valentine’s Day Event

By Chris Philbrook on Feb. 14, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
People protest under the statue of Lafayette against President Donald Trump's directive to permit the Dakota Access pipeline during a demonstration at the White House in Washington, Feb. 8, 2017.

Federal judge rejects request to block Dakota Access pipeline

By Steven Mufson and Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post on Feb. 14, 2017, at 6:56 a.m.
The judge rejected the tribes’ motion to block construction based on religious freedom grounds, with the tribes arguing that the Missouri River and Lake Oahe are integral parts of their sacred rights and beliefs.
Wood chips are dumped from a truck at Covanta Energy's West Enfield facility in this January 2016 file photo.

Here’s an early look at how Maine’s biomass bailout money is being spent

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 12, 2017, at 7:42 a.m.
In January, two biomass generators tallied their first payments under a state subsidy program, taking in more than $241,000 from a $13.4 million pool of taxpayer dollars.
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Solar panels will be up and running in time for the celebration on February 25th

Solar Celebration at the Damariscotta Baptist Church

By Holly Noyes on Feb. 07, 2017, at 8:06 p.m.
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The 588 solar panels at Camden Hills Regional High were installed by ReVision Energy under a solar Power Purchase Agreement.

‘Solar for the Homeowner: Powering Maine Homes with the Sun’

By Holly Noyes on Feb. 03, 2017, at 2:06 p.m.
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E2Tech February Forum postponed due to expected snowstorm

By Jeff Marks on Feb. 01, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.