By Tux Turkel, Press Herald writer Portland Press Herald news story A Portland-based energy provider has submitted an application to build a small-scale wind power project in Freedom, east of Waterville. Competitive Energy Services LLC wants to construct three wind turbines on Beaver Ridge. The turbines each would have a capacity of roughly 1.5 megawatts. 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.
From staff and news services Portland Press Herald Maine and six other states in the Northeast have agreed to set up the nation’s first system to cut greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, governors around the region said Tuesday. The so-called cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon dioxide emissions would cover electricity generating plants with a Read More
Testimony at the Maine Legislature Comments by Sue Jones, NRCM Energy Project Director Thank you for the opportunity to present comments in favor of LD 1929 on behalf of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (Council). Adoption of this bill would jumpstart the development of new renewable energy projects in Maine, particularly wind projects. The Read More
Calls for at least 5% of Maine’s power to be from wind by 2010 Citing the need to reduce the impact of electricity generation on the health of Maine people and the environment, the Natural Resources Council of Maine today announced its support of a proposed wind power project under consideration by the Department of Read More
by Sue Jones, NRCM energy project director On behalf of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (Council), thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on LD 1312, the Draft Report and Recommendations (Report) of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). In general, the Council expresses support for the Report, which helps provide a menu of Read More
by Sue Jones, NRCM energy project director Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on behalf of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (Council). The Council is a public interest, nonprofit organization that seeks to protect and conserve Maine’s environment for now and future generations. As part of the Council’s work, we advocate on Read More
PORTLAND AND BANGOR – Against a 25-foot-high inflatable power plant backdrop, Maine citizens held news conferences in Portland and Bangor to announce that they have collected and submitted 1,043 signatures, from residents of 230 Maine towns, to the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) in support of the board’s preliminary vote to require Florida Power and Read More