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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.
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The Maine Energy Marketers Association’s Technical Education Center (MTEC) begins its Spring 2017 semester classes on Monday, February 6.

By Chris Philbrook on Jan. 31, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear power plant on the border of the Garonne River between Agen and Toulouse, southwestern France, March 22, 2016.

Should troubled nuclear reactors be subsidized?

By Peter Bradford, The Conversation on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Since the 1950s, U.S. nuclear power has commanded immense taxpayer and consumer subsidy based on promises of economic and environmental benefits. Many of these promises are unfulfilled, but new ones take their place and more subsidies follow.

Renewable power standards face uncertain future

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Dec. 27, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
A consumer subsidy for renewable power in Maine may be ending — or at least changing. It’s called the Class 1 Renewable Portfolio Standards program, and many stakeholders, including environmentalists, say it’s ready for reform.
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant closed Dec. 29, 2014.

Proposed Vermont Yankee sale seeking state approval

By Meghan Foley, The Keene Sentinel on Dec. 20, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.

Houlton utility gets OK to build line to connect to New Brunswick Power

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 16, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
John Clark, general manager of the utility, said the move will save “millions of dollars” for its customers.
Covanta Energy's West Enfield facility.

Biomass bailout to restart former Covanta plants, boost Aroostook generators

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 13, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
Maine regulators on Tuesday approved splitting $13.4 million in subsidies across four biomass facilities.
ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson speaks during the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris, France, June 2, 2015.

Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson to be secretary of state

By Steven Mufson, Philip Rucker and Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post on Dec. 13, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
Trump praised Tillerson’s global business experience in a statement Tuesday.
Railroad tank cars are unloaded on a loop track at a refinery in Delaware City, Delaware, in 2013.

With Dakota Access Pipeline in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains

By Liz Hampton, Reuters on Dec. 06, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
Shippers who expected to see another 570,000 barrels of daily Bakken pipeline capacity in 2017 will have to find new ways to move supply.
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Here Comes the Sun: Solar Power on MDI

By swhplibrary on Dec. 01, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
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Holiday Concert and Vocal Workshop

By Laura Genese on Dec. 01, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.
A protest sign is planted along the route of the Dakota Access pipeline during a protest near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in St. Anthony, North Dakota.

Trump dumped his stock in Dakota Access pipeline over the summer

By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post on Nov. 24, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
The sale would eliminate one possible conflict of interest for Trump, who has vowed to speed up permits for oil and gas pipelines.
Delegates from West Virginia hold signs supporting coal on the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in July.

Canada accelerates plan to phase out coal power

By Ethan Lou, Reuters on Nov. 21, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
South of the border, President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to ease the regulatory burden on all fossil fuel producers.
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Solar electricity and solar hot water at a home in coastal Maine

New Solar Salute Program Offers Renewable Energy Discounts for Veterans

By revisionenergy on Nov. 07, 2016, at 9:47 p.m.
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Maine Thought Leader Forum: A Post-Election Discussion on Climate and Clean Energy

By Sophie Halpin on Nov. 02, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
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Interior Storm Window Building Workshop

By Avery Danforth on Nov. 02, 2016, at 2:31 p.m.