Littell seems to be stuck in Augusta's revolving door.
.....................to meet growing demand for expertise on climate-related law and regulation.
Bernstein Shur, a firm based in Portland with more than 125 attorneys, announced the new practice Thursday on Earth Day with members of the multidisciplinary team led by shareholder David Littell as chair.
He told Mainebiz the initiative came from a couple of members of the firm's board after noticing that climate…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2021 at 12:56pm — 6 Comments
By Laurie Schreiber
Leaders in the lobster fishing industry are planning a “Protect the Gulf of Maine” rally in Augusta next week to highlight issues related to the development of offshore wind power.
“The fishermen are not opposed to renewable energy,” Virginia Olsen, a fourth-generation Stonington lobster fisherman who sits on the Maine Lobstering Union-Local 207 executive board, told Mainebiz by email. “But we are fighting for our iconic Maine way of life; not just our…Continue
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Please read the following articles and many more at the link below. (Once there, scroll down to page 27).
Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind projects
Lower- and middle-class Americans will pay a fortune for Biden’s wind-power plan
‘Obscene’ wind turbine subsidies revealed by new data
New grants prop up lobbying for renewable energy and strengthen ties to China
Federal funding fantasy: EV charging
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Mills has a chance to fill key energy post as LePage appointee’s PUC term ends
The 6-year term of Bruce Williamson, an economist who was nominated to the Maine Public Utilities Commission by then-Gov. Paul LePage in 2015, ended in March.
As Mills zeroes in on a PUC commissioner, she also will be considering her pick to head the Office of Public Advocate, an independent agency that…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 17, 2021 at 10:00am — 3 Comments
Last week, the Biden administration announced “a bold set of actions” that it said will “catalyze” the installation of 30,000 megawatts of new offshore wind capacity by 2030. A White House fact sheet claimed the offshore push will create “good-paying union jobs” and “strengthen the domestic supply chain.” One problem: It didn’t contain a single mention of electricity prices or ratepayers.
The reason for the omission is obvious: President Biden’s offshore-wind scheme will be terrible…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2021 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments
Next year would mark a whopping 50 years for the politician.
Barry Hobbins, a longtime state legislator from Saco and currently Maine’s Public Advocate, announced Thursday that he will retire when his term ends in June.
Hobbins, a lawyer, has had a long career in public office, serving 13 terms in the Maine House and Senate dating back to 1972. He was appointed public advocate – representing the public’s interests on issues before the Maine Public Utilities…Continue
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Meanwhile, residents of interior Maine are lucky if monstrous wind turbines are not shoved to within a thousand feet of their homes.
The Maine legislature's idea of protecting "Vacationland" residents
New York State will emphasize its position that windfarms off the…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 10, 2021 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments
By Bill Trotter | Bangor Daily News | April 8, 2021
For nearly two decades, commercial wind farms have been touted in Maine as a way to generate electricity without pollution, and as a way rural locales in Maine can generate revenue for themselves by hosting turbines worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
But several counties and towns are finding out they are getting less revenue out of the wind projects than they…
Added by Long Islander on April 8, 2021 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments
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