Members of the public got the chance to weigh in on a proposed wind project that would be located in Hancock County Thursday night.
The Department of Environmental Protection hosted the meeting in Aurora at the Airline Community School.
The Weaver Wind Project would build 22 turbines at a cost of 145 million dollars.
Posted on April 19, 2019 at 10:30am — 4 Comments
1,300 Mainers owning electric cars translates to 0.097% of the state's 1,338,404 population, as in "less than 1/10th of one percent or less than one in a thousand."
Just over 1,300 Mainers owned electric cars in 2018, which is more than twice as many as in 2014, according to a recent survey conducted by the Natural Resources Council of…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2019 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments
“We’ve been discussing a whole range of options, from a new wind turbine to solar.”
With the insurance investigation recently completed regarding the fire that occurred last year in the wind turbine, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle are exploring a new alternative energy project that will generate the same level of electricity.
The insurance investigation confirmed that the April 2018 fire in the nacelle of the wind turbine was…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2019 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment
Today, and for years to come, the only feasible and affordable way to provide the on-demand backstop for variable, unpredictable wind and solar energy is to operate power plants fueled by natural gas. Across New England, we rely most days on natural gas for 60 percent or more of our electricity – and these are the plants that can cycle up their output in seconds to fill in for wind and solar that suddenly go missing. Sixty seconds of critical power that costs millions to charge up and tap in…Continue
Posted on April 14, 2019 at 10:18am — 5 Comments