By Bart Jansen, Washington D.C. Correspondent Portland Press Herald news story WASHINGTON – For the second time in a month, the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle an air pollution case vital to Maine and other Northeast states. A dozen states led by Massachusetts, along with a variety of environmental groups, contend that the Environmental Protection Read More
Clean energy improves Maine's air quality and reduces global warming pollution throughout the state of Maine and the greater New England region. That’s why NRCM is a steadfast advocate for state policies and initiatives that benefit Maine’s environment.
Our clean energy work is critical to reducing Maine’s environmental problems and adverse affects to our health. Including high asthma rates, more “bad air days,” rising sea levels due to climate change that threaten coastal communities, and threats to our fall foliage, skiing, and our vital tourism-based industry.
NRCM makes certain that Maine's elected officials and other decision-makers are kept updated about leading information related to global warming pollution, clean energy technologies, and steps Maine can take to ensure clean air for generations to come.
By Glenn Adams, Associated Press Maine Sunday Telegram news story In time for the new ski season, several Northern New England ski areas are becoming part of a national trend of resorts going “green” by buying wind-generated electricity to power their energy-hungry operations. At least five ski areas in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are Read More
Portland Press Herald news story Sugarloaf/USA and Sunday River have decided to offset all of their electricity usage with energy generated from wind, the resorts announced Tuesday. Together, the resorts are now the largest purchaser and consumer of wind power in New England, they said. Under the new plan, the resorts are purchasing 30 million Read More
By Tux Turkel, staff writer Maine Sunday Telegram news story Guests at EdgeWater Farm Bed and Breakfast in Phippsburg appreciate the 84-degree water in the 12- by 38-foot indoor swimming pool. The temperature’s not as comforting for the owners, however. They’ve been heating the pool with expensive fuel oil. This fall will be better. On Read More
By Kevin Miller Bangor Daily News news story Maine residents are deeply concerned to downright pessimistic about the state of the environment and overwhelmingly believe that humans are driving temperatures higher around the globe, according to results of a survey released Wednesday. Sixty-one percent of Mainers rated today’s natural environment as being in “much worse” Read More
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
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,
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