NRCM news release The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) today announced its support for a modified version of a wind power project proposed by Maine Mountain Power for two mountains located near the Appalachian Trail in Western Maine. One week before public hearings are set to begin on the project, NRCM is urging both proponents Read More
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AUGUSTA—New England Governors and Legislatures can reduce the region’s costly oil dependence by taking action to reduce the region’s largest source of global warming pollution: Transportation. This is the conclusion of a report,
Bangor Daily News editorial The best that can be said about new vehicle fuel economy rules issued by federal regulators last week is that the largest sport utility vehicles will finally have to meet gas mileage standards, no matter how meager. On the bad side, buried in the voluminous rules is language barring states from Read More
Portland Press Herald news story A proposed wind farm in western Maine would sell its output as renewable “green” power to large in-state customers under an agreement announced Wednesday. Maine Mountain Power has signed an agreement with Constellation NewEnergy, a leading retail supplier of electrical power in New England, to buy all of the output Read More
By Donna M. Perry, Staff Writer Lewiston Sun Journal news story REDINGTON TOWNSHIP – A proposed mountain ridge wind farm has already sold its first 10 years of renewable energy. The deal will offer business customers who sign up for wind-generated power a fixed price for a decade. The planned $130 million Redington wind farm Read More
Bangor Daily News news story MARS HILL – With materials on the ground and contractors on site, a Bangor-based corporation is moving forward on its project to develop a wind farm in northern Maine. Evergreen Wind Power LLC has worked for four years and is spending about $54 million to create the Mars Hill Wind Read More
By Joel Elliott Kennebec Journal news story FREEDOM — Residents here want more information before an energy company erects three 400-foot wind turbines on a ridgeline above their town. While some residents have hailed Competitive Energy Systems’s proposed $10 million wind turbine project on Beaver Ridge without apparent reservation, others are requesting more caution. Members Read More
Portland Press Herald news story In a stinging setback for the Bush administration, a federal appeals court sided with Maine and 13 other states Friday and blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from easing clean air rules on aging power plants, refineries and factories. Industry representatives had lobbied hard for the rule changes, arguing that the Read More
By Maggie Gill-Austern, Staff Writer Lewiston Sun Journal news story AUGUSTA – Maine Land Use Regulation Commission staff are recommending a public hearing be held on a rezoning petition that would benefit a proposed wind farm. The staff filed a memorandum last week on the petition submitted by Maine Mountain Power Limited Liability Corp. on Read More