With the shift in political priorities, lawmakers propose dozens of bills, including ‘a bold idea’: A Green New Deal. by Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story When she was 12, Chloe Maxmin formed a Climate Action club at her school. At Harvard, where she graduated in 2015, she co-founded a campaign calling Read More
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The governor solicits proposals for what’s likely to be a visible affirmation of renewable energy. By Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The Mills administration is drawing up a request for proposals over the coming weeks to install solar-electric panels on the Blaine House, an action meant to signal that Maine once again Read More
Company leaders for one renewable energy business say LePage-era policy discouraged solar growth. They’re hopeful Gov. Mills will push for expansion of solar. by Don Carrigan News Center Maine news story Watch full news video. AUGUSTA, Maine — As Gov. Janet Mills starts work, she has made it clear that a top priority will be Read More
by Maureen Milliken Mainebiz news story The Maine Mall is expected to save thousands of kilowatt hours in energy costs this year when a 2,340-panel solar array goes online. The array has been installed and is awaiting installation of a foot pad walkway system before it powers up, South Portland Economic Development Director William Mann Read More
By Bruce Farrin, Rumford Falls Times Sun Journal news story ROXBURY — Roxwind LLC has submitted a permit application to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for the Roxwind Project on North Twin Mountain. The project would produce 15.2 megawatts of power and include access roads and overhead and underground collection lines. Board of Selectmen Read More
The city’s new solar array, celebrated by officials and renewable energy advocates on Tuesday, is generating electricity to help power city buildings. by Randy Billings, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Portland has completed a 4-acre solar array on top of the city’s old municipal landfill. City officials and renewable energy gathered Tuesday to Read More
By CBS 13 Bangor Daily News news story A solar park planned for the Ocean Avenue landfill is finally up and running. The facility is the third city-owned solar project in Portland. The solar array positioned above the Ocean Avenue Dog Quarry Park is officially online, meaning Portland City Hall will be powered by the Read More
Sun-generated electricity reached a level that actually shifted peak energy demand away from the usual midmorning, showing solar’s growing role on the region’s electric grid. by Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story On last month’s historically cold Thanksgiving Day, New England turkeys were being roasted by the sun. For the first time, Read More
Regulators saw little benefit to ratepayers from a requirement that companies with large solar arrays pay to have expensive meters installed. by Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Clean-energy advocates won a partial victory Wednesday when the Maine Public Utilities Commission agreed to exempt large electric customers from a recent regulatory policy that Read More