The Northern Maine Renewable Energy Development Program, referred to in this section as "the program," is established to remove…
As someone wrote to me about this:
"Berry is very progressive. He's been pushing this for a while and now it may go to a referendum vote. No one in their right mind would take over these unprofitable, capital intensive utilities. Versant would love to get their money back - they bought the damn company with a credit card. Avangrid would as well - CMP is a loser. They put the trans line in a separate LLC in prep for this move. The PUC is going to condemn these companies? How does…Continue
Maine Public | By Fred Bever
Published May 14, 2021
Central Maine Power first proposed building a transmission line to Canada in 2017, and four years of controversy later, there are still hurdles ahead: legal challenges at the state and federal levels, a statewide ballot item set for November, unexpected technical issues to address.
But on Thursday, a federal court lifted an injunction that barred tree-clearing in one disputed segment.
And elsewhere on the…Continue
Maine Public | By Fred Bever
Published May 18, 2021 at 4:03 PM EDT
There was early momentum Tuesday for what could be Maine's next big transmission project linked to renewable energy goals, this one in Aroostook County. The latest plan, as envisioned in legislation before the utilities committee, got a positive review at the State House.
Energy analysts say the County has some of the state's best potential for developing cost-effective wind and other renewable…Continue
Presented by President TROY JACKSON of Aroostook.
Cosponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle…Continue
By Fred Bever | Maine Public | May 11, 2021
The federal government gave the green light Tuesday to the nation’s first offshore wind energy project, off Martha’s Vineyard.
In Maine, meanwhile, lawmakers are considering whether to charge some costs for this state’s emerging offshore wind sector to electricity ratepayers.…
Tux Turkel - May 5, 2021
More than 60 commercial fishermen and their supporters testified Tuesday in favor of a bill that would block any attempt to develop offshore wind projects anywhere along the Maine coast.
The bill would prohibit any state agency from permitting or approving any offshore wind energy project regardless of its location. It was introduced by Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham, R-Winter Harbor, a commercial fisherman, and co-sponsored by eight other…Continue
May 3 - By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press - pressherald.com
Sprawling wind farms located off the coast. Hydropower transmission lines that cut through some of America’s most beloved forests and rivers. Solar megaprojects of unprecedented size.
As President Biden’s administration plans to fight climate change by weaning the nation off fossil fuels, these large-scale renewable energy projects are the source of conflict within a seemingly unlikely group:…Continue