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- Your electric bill has become a major instrument of public policy..........
- The money collected has been rising steadily
- Already, these agendas add up to about $300 a year for the average electricity bill
- The chart at about the one minute mark in the…Continue
Former state Sens. Phil Bartlett and Mark Dion mentioned as possible candidates alongside Faith Huntington, director of the commission’s electric and natural gas division, Rachel Goldwasser, executive director of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners and Robert Stoddard, the CEO of a marine energy company.
There could be other candidates and…Continue
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills told state lawmakers Friday that her proposal to create a 27-member climate change council will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions while transitioning the state to what she describes as a "low-carbon" economy.
Testifying before the Legislature's Natural Resources Committee, Mills says the council will…
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An Act To Establish the Maine Climate Change Council To Assist Maine To Mitigate, Prepare for and Adapt to Climate Change…Continue
AUGUSTA — The Mills administration and advocates for developing offshore wind power in Maine urged lawmakers Thursday to revive a floating turbine project that has been stalled with utility regulators for more than a year.
The bill would direct the Public Utilities Commission to approve a long-term contract between the University of Maine-led Aqua Ventus program and Central Maine Power. A…Continue
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Renewables Can’t Power Modern Civilization — Because They Were Never Meant To
The Solar Energy Racket
IEA Report: Worldwide Renewable Growth is Stalling
Europe’s Dramatic Decline Of Renewable Energy Uptake
Oklahoma passes new bill to protect military airspace from wind turbine encroachment
Is Noise Pollution the Next Big Public-Health Crisis?
When the GOP rolls out climate policies, it…Continue
He played a key role in designing, implementing and running North America’s first market-based greenhouse gas regulatory system, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The market-based program successfully put in place regulatory and market rules coordinated between ten states through a newly organized administrative and technical assistance entity known as RGGI, Inc., based in New York City, which Littell chaired and served on the executive board of from inception in 2008 until…Continue
May 8, 2019
Senator Lawrence and Representative Berry, and members of the Utilities Committee, I am Chris O’Neil, Public Affairs Director at Friends of Maine’s Mountains. FMM testifies against LD…
A large solar and wind power company is appealing the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s granting of an important certificate for Central Maine Power’s proposed hydropower corridor from Canada through western Maine.
Please read the full article here:…Continue
The "Conditional selection of Bidder(s) for negotiation", originally anticipated as May 2, 2019 has now been moved to an anticipated date of June 14, 2019. Public versions of the bids for Rhode Island's 400MW RFP may be found here - some heavily redacted. Let's hope the old gang from First Wind (Weaver Wind) or the project owned by the government of Communist China in part (Number Nine) are not selected. Let's hope Maine remembers its "Quality of Place", that attribute which will become…Continue
The new law would require increasing the percentage of electricity that Mainers get from biomass, solar, wind and other renewable sources.
AUGUSTA — A bill that would mandate an increase in the amount of electricity coming from renewable sources to Maine consumers received mixed reviews Tuesday in a legislative committee, with business interests split on the cost and benefits of the mandate, and supporters calling it crucial to…Continue
The Mills administration bill would also set official goals of obtaining 80 percent of electricity consumed in Maine from renewable sources by 2030 and from 100 percent renewable sources by 2050......................................“These issues need to be addressed by everyone today for tomorrow,” said Woodsome, a retired teacher and former chairman of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. “You can stand on the sidelines and be a Monday morning quarterback, or…
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Unlike subdivisions, filling stations or rental units, the impact of wind turbines does not stop at the town line. Visible for miles in all directions, wind turbines are not solely the business of the host town.
“It is too bad each town acts independently when one can affect the other so much,” said Otis resident Teresa Davis. She was referring to wind projects in neighboring hill towns…Continue
A wind power development firm behind a proposal that state officials think will pose a threat to birds is offering to conserve 5,800 acres of woods and wetlands in Hancock and Washington counties as wildlife habitat.
Longroad Energy, which has applied to the state Department of Environmental Protection for approval to erect 22…Continue
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Governor Mills Statement Honoring Earth Day
Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement in recognition of Earth Day:
“Maine’s natural resources are a cornerstone of our heritage and our economy. Preserving them is vital to our public health and, in a sense, to the survival of our communities. Protecting these precious resources is not some partisan rallying cry, but a responsibility that all of us share and a recognition that the…
The Maine version of the Green New Deal, formally unveiled by its proponents recently and facing a public hearing this week, was at least introduced as actual legislation. That makes it a little less vague than its federal counterpart, albeit only slightly so. Its two most concrete components require electricity providers to switch to 80 percent renewable electricity by 2040 and require the Public Utility Commission and Efficiency Maine Trust to write legislation that lets public schools use…Continue
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.
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
“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