Energy

 
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.
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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.