Roy says climate bill opens door to Maine onshore wind purchases
Bruce Mohl Jul 28, 2022
THE CLIMATE AND ENERGY bill sitting on the governor’s desk contains two policy sections that could open the door to clean energy procurements involving onshore wind from Maine and nuclear power from Connecticut, according to one of the key drafters of the legislation.
Rep. Jeffrey Roy of Franklin, the House chair of the Legislature’s Telecommunications, Utilities, and…Continue
Maine Public | By Carol Bousquet
Published July 27, 2022 at 5:42 PM EDT
The Maine AFL-CIO is opposing the consumer-owned utility referendum, saying a publicly-owned utility would threaten the rights of workers and create uncertainty for consumers.
Union President Cynthia Phinney said the majority of workers at CMP and Versant do not support the proposal, which could prompt a buyout of the two investor-owned utilities and reclassify union workers as public…Continue
You can't make this stuff up. Yet one more use of taxpayer money to stoke fear it would seem. What does this cost us? Think about that every time you pass a disabled vet with no place to live. I noticed there…Continue
The developers of a $1 billion hydropower corridor running from the Canadian border through western Maine will be able to keep access to a key permit if they prevail in two court challenges.
The permit over public lands was first granted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to the New England Clean Energy Connect project but…Continue
Well of course you are going to praise buyers of solar nonsense. "An uneducated consumer is your best customer"
by David Marino Jr.
A solar executive of a leading national clean energy company praised Maine’s renewable energy efforts and steps toward fighting climate change during a trip to Portland.
Mary Powell, CEO of Sunrun, a San Francisco-based multibillion-dollar clean energy company, said that Gov. Janet Mills’ climate goals are…Continue
Why am I not surprised that this article doesn't touch upon any of the negatives associated with batteries on the grid. Maybe start with what all these new batteries, including all of those in EV's, will do in terms of damaging the environment. Maybe tell me how much it costs and compare that to all the alternatives. Puff pieces are an important part of brainwashing. Me? I do NOT accept the inevitability of an all electric future and am very sick and tired of how one sided are the…Continue
How about taking a look at Germany before throwing one more cent of good money after bad? Any candidate for office enabling this march of lemmings to the cliff needs to be questioned. It's not like we haven't been warned of the coming costs. Lessons abound.Continue
Big batteries and efficiency are chosen as an alternative to a new Brunswick-Topsham power line, thanks to a new law that pushes utilities to explore new ways to assure reliability.
BY TUX TURKEL STAFF WRITER
On a scorching summer evening a few years from now, big batteries at locations that might include Bowdoin College or the Topsham Fair Mall could discharge for five hours or so into the area’s electric distribution system. Commercial…Continue