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5th Maine Peace Walk starts Oct. 11

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

  School personnel renew longtime partnership with Camden International Film Festival

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

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.
Community

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.