“We can’t say no to every single project,” Mills said at the Portland International Jetport Friday before flying to Washington, D.C., for a meeting of the National Governors Association. “We have to open the door.”
Holding a roughly 3-inch square cube of carbon encased in plastic to symbolize the reduced pollution of electricity generated by hydroelectric dams, Mills said the project…Continue
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments
Portland, MAINE -- Governor Janet Mills released the following statement in response to the announcement of a signed Stipulation regarding the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) proposal:
“Last night thousands of Maine households turned up their thermostats to keep their families warm as the wind…
Posted on February 21, 2019 at 11:08am — 10 Comments
....................Mills’ order means that state agencies with the “legal authority to issue permits can once again do their work with Maine’s local communities and stakeholders to determine which projects should go forward,” according to a Friday prepared statement.
Groups with legal authority include the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the state’s Land Use Planning Commission and the Public Utilities Commission.…Continue
Posted on February 15, 2019 at 11:00am — 4 Comments
Crony capitalism hopes to get a boost here in Maine.
Perhaps someone needs to tell Jeremy Payne that on February 1, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a condemnation of the current approaches to floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) and a decision to proceed by researching radically different design concepts. The DOE advised that "the current state of the art for FOWT is too massive and expensive for practical deployment", also saying "Floating Offshore Wind Turbines…Continue
Posted on February 14, 2019 at 10:30am — 3 Comments