Among the groups signing the letter to Congress are some familiar names:
National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, Environment America and the League of Conservation Voters
Read the letter and see all its signatories here:…Continue
Jeff Brady | NPR News | March 24, 2020 | www.npr.org
Clean energy and climate advocates say the huge stimulus bill Congress is negotiating should address not only the economy, but also climate change. But a split over that appears to have contributed to delays in passing the bill.
“Democrats won’t let us fund hospitals or save small businesses unless they get to dust off the Green New Deal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said…Continue
Lisa Linowes - March 21, 2020
As the White House and Congress negotiate a massive Covid-19 stimulus, the wind and solar industries are pushing for more PTC/ITC extensions. They are shameful and our political class can't be trusted. This letter to Congressional leaders emphasizes why the subsidies should expire as promised in 2015.
We are among the millions of taxpayers who watched in stunned disbelief as Senator Grassley and others in leadership reneged on their…Continue
The state supreme court has rejected a challenge of utility regulators’ approval of a 145-mile power transmission corridor that would serve as a conduit for hydropower from Canada.
NextEra Energy Resources appealed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court after the Public Utilities Commission granted its approval to the $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect.
In its unanimous ruling, the panel brushed aside NextEra’s complaint that the PUC made…Continue
The mammoth Number Nine wind complex envisioned for Maine may be presently on hold given a current lack of transmission lines. The project's website is here: https://numberninewindfarm.com/
This project was recently noted on this site as being part of "751 Megawatts of Proposed Wind for…Continue
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While backers applaud the draft permit for the $1 billion transmission line to bring electricity from Quebec to Massachusetts, opponents say the project would provide "no verifiable reduction in greenhouse gases."
By Scott Thistle Staff Writer
Central Maine Power Co.’s plan to build a transmission line through western Maine’s mountains cleared a significant hurdle Friday when the Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued a draft permit for the $1…Continue
Bruce Mohl Mar 9, 2020
ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY released a white paper on Monday that calls for the creation of a New England task force to explore expanded use of carbon pricing in electricity generation to achieve region-wide greenhouse gas emission reductions.
The white paper’s recommendation is drawing attention because…Continue
A TRILLION dollar industry? That's 1,000 Billion or one Million Million. Guess who's pockets benefit. Guess who's pockets get picked.
By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff • March 11, 2020 3:15 pm
Updated: March 11, 2020 4:14 pm
SEARSPORT, Maine — With the cold breeze off Penobscot Bay whipping around her, Gov. Janet Mills said here on Wednesday…Continue
By Robert Daigle Special to the Press Herald
Central Maine Power is trying to build a power line to bring hydroelectric power from Canada into New England and some people are not happy about it. Recently, these opponents submitted enough petition signatures to the Secretary of State to likely trigger a public referendum on the project this November. The referendum would direct the Maine Public Utilities Commission to, contrary to their findings, reverse their decision and rule…Continue
By Tux TurkelStaff Writer
Any effort to block Central Maine Power Co.’s planned $1 billion transmission line through western Maine at the ballot box in November may be a bit like trying to block a moving train.
Already, tens of millions of dollars have been invested in land purchases, design and engineering, contracts and materials. Eight months from now, that figure will be many times higher. And if two outstanding permits are issued this spring as anticipated,…Continue
While all eyes are on the proposed CMP power corridor in western Maine, a potential environmental and economic catastrophe is unfolding Downeast, in the form of the proposed Apex wind farm in Columbia. The 22,000-acre tower array would be situated directly in the heart of western Washington County, with 30 structures rivaling the widely visible Cutler radio towers in overall height (taking into account site elevation), but over a much broader expanse and with moving parts added to…
RJ Heller | The Quoddy Tides | February 28, 2020 | quoddytides.com
It took less than an hour for the Washington County commissioners to unanimously approve the financial agreement relating to the Washington County Downeast Wind Municipal Development and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. The public hearing held in the courthouse on February 24 was the final chance for residents to give input about the TIF portion of the project.
Approximately 20 people attended…Continue
A project to build dozens of new wind turbines around Washington County was approved by County Commissioners during a public hearing Monday afternoon in Machias.
30 new wind turbines are coming to parts of Washington County.
7 in Columbia, 23 in unorganized territories.
Washington County Downeast Wind says the project will cost about $250 million dollars.
They believe the turbines will benefit the residents of Washington County from job creation to the increased…Continue
“The commission is pleased to make these awards today to support electrification of the transportation sector,” said Philip Bartlett, the PUC’s chairman.
The number of charging stations for electric vehicles in Maine will increase by 120, roughly 50 percent, following action Tuesday by the Public Utilities Commission.
Through a rebate program run by Efficiency Maine Trust, 60 rebates will be provided for…Continue
The governor will travel overseas to meet with developers, including a company turned away from Maine by former Gov. Paul LePage.
Credit: Kevin McCallum | Seven Days | Feb 19, 2020 | www.sevendaysvt.com ~~
A plan to speed up Vermont’s adoption of renewable energy is hitting headwinds over concerns about potentially enormous costs.
Senators seem to support a bill that would require electric utilities to get all of their power from renewable sources by 2030. The state’s renewable energy standard already calls for them to reach 75 percent renewable by…
Are you aware that in the Planning Report No. 90 prepared for the Maine Critical Areas Programs titled “Maine’s Finest Lakes: The Results of the Maine Lakes Study” an area 10 miles east of Bangor that includes the areas surrounding Pisgah Mountain in Clifton is ranked third in the entire state for especially scenic lakes? Regardless of this prestigious designation, there is currently an alarming proposal. A wind turbine project by Silver Maple Wind Energy’s permit was…Continue
Neighboring Bourne residents have complained of ill effects for years.
PLYMOUTH — After years of running into roadblocks, residents who live near Future Generation Wind made some headway Wednesday night when the Plymouth Board of Health unanimously voted to declare the four turbines along Route 25 a nuisance.
“We want to do justice to this and to all the parties involved,” board…Continue
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