New England Clean Energy Procurement Project Proposals

By Jeff Marks on Feb. 18, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
Solar panels are seen on the outside of Erica Buswell and Scott Giroux's simple home on Sept. 14, 2015, in Searsport. They live in a simple, old-fashioned way on their piece of land in Searsport where Giroux has built all the structures on the property.

This is Maine’s chance for the right solar power reboot

By The BDN Editorial Board on Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
The average price of a regular gasoline in Maine dropped to $1.88 per gallon Monday, the lowest it has been in more than seven years.

Gas prices dip to $1.88 average in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 01, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
The dip brings the average price to the lowest point in more than seven years and about 20 cents lower than one year ago.
Emera Maine and Central Maine Power Co. have bid for three southern New England states to pay for a transmission line that would deliver windpower from Aroostook County to the regional power grid. The companies said more than half of the line would go through existing rights-of-way and they're working now on acquiring portions of the proposed route from Keene Road to Pittsfield. Emera Maine and Central Maine Power Co.

Emera, CMP join scrum to send renewable power south

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 28, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
Utilities Emera Maine and Central Maine Power Co. on Thursday put forward a joint bid to sell new wind energy from Maine to southern New England states.
The Tinker hydroelectric dam along the Aroostook River, downstream of Fort Fairfield. The transmission line connection at Tinker, which brings energy into Maine, is slated for an upgrade.

Northern Maine electric grid a small market with big potential for Emera

By Anthony Brino on Jan. 27, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
With less than 70,000 inhabitants but many miles of sunny, windy hills, Aroostook County has a bright future in renewable energy, in the eyes of Emera Maine executives Steve Sloan and Alan Richardson.

US Supreme Court holds FERC’s ‘demand response’ rule

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg on Jan. 25, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to power generators, upholding a federal rule aimed at encouraging industrial consumers to cut electricity use.

Solar Open House: Building Community Solar on MDI

By revisionenergy on Jan. 12, 2016, at 9:23 p.m.

E2Tech Feb. Forum: Solar Energy in Maine- Where the Sun Does Shine!

By Jeff Marks on Jan. 06, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Greg Hamilton, a delivery driver with Dead River Co., struggles through a waist-high snowbank after filling the oil tank at a Brewer home in 2013.

Maine heating oil prices continue to fall

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 29, 2015, at 2:42 p.m.
The cost of keeping the cold at bay has continued to fall.
Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France nuclear power station at Nogent-Sur-Seine, France, last month.

There’s no way to combat climate change without nuclear power

By Tom Staley on Dec. 21, 2015, at 3:12 p.m.
In the the U.S. we have produced 20 percent of our electricity using nuclear energy for half a century without a casualty.

Congress kills US oil export ban, boosts solar, wind power

By Timothy Gardner, Reuters on Dec. 18, 2015, at 2:35 p.m.
A customer visits a grocery lit with candles due to a power cut, in Simferopol, Crimea, in this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo.

Russia-annexed Crimea faces long road to power security

By Anastasia Lyrchikova and Alexander Winning, Reuters on Dec. 13, 2015, at 8:42 a.m.
The electricity problems are a stark reminder that when Vladimir Putin last year decided to make Crimea part of Russia he was not just courting international outcry but also taking on huge practical problems about how to sustain a peninsula that is physically cut off from Russia.
Turbines from SunEdison Inc.'s wind project in Oakfield can be seen from the public landing of Drew's Lake in New Limerick.

SunEdison to sell Maine wind assets to Terra Nova

By Reuters on Dec. 10, 2015, at 6:58 p.m.
The Ellsworth Power House and Dam, sold in 2013 to Brookfield Partners, produces about 30,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually.

Where Maine’s electricity comes from, in two charts

By Seth Koenig on Dec. 04, 2015, at 7:26 a.m.
“Maine has already made substantial progress in reducing carbon emissions and adopting clean energy technologies.”
Laura Dorle (left), the campaign organizer with Environment Maine, arranges signs before a press conference at the Bangor City Hall Thursday afternoon. They talked about a new report detailing the wind energy potential and progress in the state. Also pictured are speakers Wells Mundell-Wood and Bangor City Council chairman Sean Faircloth.

Wind power ‘critical’ to combating climate change, advocacy group says

By Christopher Burns on Dec. 03, 2015, at 5:46 p.m.
“Our message today is clear: Wind power here in Maine is already growing steadily, reducing pollution and helping to reduce the climate crisis,” Laura Dorle, a campaign organizer for Environment Maine, said.

New England has enough power for winter, but natural gas still a challenge

By Reuters on Dec. 01, 2015, at 4:25 p.m.
left to right - Tom Breitweg, Mat Ward, Kevin Bowman, Brian Bowman, Rob Frank, Ken Salvucci, Rick Clukey, Steve McCarron, Ezra Troyer, Tom Pendleton, Jim Ricker

Groundbreaking for Affordable, Sustainable Senior Housing in Newport

By Rebecca Twiss on Nov. 25, 2015, at 10:21 a.m.
Ocean Renewable Power Co., which received a $2.25 million grant to improve its system of generating power from the movement of tides, has a similar program in effect on the Kvichak River in Igiugig, Alaska, shown in July.

Tidal power firm awarded $2.25 million federal grant

By Johanna S. Billings on Nov. 24, 2015, at 7:19 p.m.
Ocean Renewable President and CEO Chris Sauer called the grant award a “big deal.”
Wood pellets from Corinth Wood Pellets LLC are seen in this June 2008 file photo.

Save big with these smart, efficient ways to heat your Maine home

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 23, 2015, at 6:32 a.m.
To lower heating costs and increase year-round comfort, heating experts in Maine suggest upgrading heating systems, plugging holes and insulate.

Massachusetts AG opposes Kinder Morgan pipeline plan

By Dave Solomon, The New Hampshire Union Leader on Nov. 19, 2015, at 11:50 a.m.