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Sister George Ann Biskan leads a group of nuns and supporters during a prayer service at a chapel in a cornfield. The chapel was built there as part of a protest against a pipeline.

Nuns in Pennsylvania build a chapel to block the path of a gas pipeline

By Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post on July 17, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
“We just wanted to symbolize, really, what is already there: This is holy ground,” said Sister Janet McCann, a member of the national leadership team of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.
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Workshop: Standards for Assessing Energy Policy

By Jeff Marks on July 10, 2017, at 7:08 p.m.
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Electrical Grid Futures-Innovation in the Electricity Sector

By Jeff Marks on July 10, 2017, at 6:59 p.m.
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Greater Bangor Solarize Kick-Off!

By Karen Marysdaughter on June 30, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
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Bangor High School fourth quarter honors

on June 30, 2017, at 2:56 p.m.
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Making Masks of Me

By Daria Nau on June 22, 2017, at 3:45 a.m.
Fortunat Mueller of ReVision Energy looks at a list of solar projects in the works.

Powerful interests shaping fate of Maine’s solar industry

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on June 17, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.
The future of solar power in Maine is once again up for grabs in the state Legislature. And powerful interests from Maine and around the country are trying to shape the outcome.
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Solar Solstice Celebration with the Town of Lincolnville

By revisionenergy on June 16, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
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Solar Open House in Bangor!

By Karen Marysdaughter on June 15, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.
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Solarize MDI heads into Final Month with Strong Momentum

By revisionenergy on June 09, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
A woman crosses Federal Street in Portland in a 2016 file photo.

Kennebunk utility inks 20-year deal to build solar energy array

By Darren Fishell on June 05, 2017, at 5:06 p.m.
The local utility Kennebunk Power and Light has signed a 20-year deal that’s designed to support construction of one of the state’s largest solar arrays in operation.
The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Dec. 30, 2015.

ExxonMobil fails to fend off shareholder rebellion over climate change

By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post on May 31, 2017, at 2:11 p.m.
ExxonMobil failed to fend off a shareholder rebellion over climate change, as investors with 62.3 percent of shares voted to instruct the oil giant to report on the impact of global measures designed to keep climate change to 2 degrees centigrade.
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Everyone Knows It’s Windy- The State of Wind Energy

By Jeff Marks on May 30, 2017, at 7:45 p.m.

Three Mile Island, site of 1979 nuclear accident, to close in 2019

By Scott DiSavino, Reuters on May 30, 2017, at 11:25 a.m.
The plant’s name has been synonymous with public fears over the risks associated with nuclear power since the plant suffered a partial meltdown in 1979, sparking sweeping new rules for handling emergencies at nuclear sites.
Vivint Solar technicians install solar panels on the roof of a house in Mission Viejo, California, Oct. 25, 2013.

US considers emergency tariffs on solar imports

By Tom Miles, Reuters on May 29, 2017, at 11:38 a.m.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will recommend by Sept. 22 whether to go ahead with the tariffs.
Hard hats line the wall at Point Lepreau. Lepreau executives say the facility has a laser focus on safety.

How ‘worst-case scenario’ at Canadian nuclear plant could affect Maine

By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public on May 14, 2017, at 12:22 p.m.
Rural Maine’s emergency teams are well versed in snowstorms, spring floods and the occasional wildfire. But nuclear events are more of a mystery.

Judge asks for more information in South Portland pipeline lawsuit

By Jake Bleiberg on May 14, 2017, at 8 a.m.
At stake in the case is South Portland’s so-called Clear Skies ordinance. Passed in 2014, the environmental ordinance bans the bulk loading of crude oil into tankers in the city.
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.

Bill to move UMaine offshore wind project dies in committee

By Nick McCrea on May 10, 2017, at 7:05 p.m.
A legislative committee on Tuesday unanimously voted against a bill aimed at forcing the University of Maine to move a pair of demonstration floating wind turbines farther from the coast of Monhegan Island.
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Solar Energy Information Session in Rockland

By Chuck Piper on May 08, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
A herring gull perches near solar panels on the roof of Becky's Diner in Portland.

Solar power advocates take fight over credits to Maine’s top court

By Darren Fishell on May 01, 2017, at 4:10 p.m.
The group argued to the court that the commission’s ruling to dial back payments to small solar power generators wasn’t supported by evidence.