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Environmental group takes on PUC over Efficiency Maine budget

The Conservation Law Foundation is suing the Maine Public Utilities Commission in Maine Supreme Judicial Court, arguing that the PUC is not making full use of allotted energy efficiency incentives.

Redzone unveils $1M rural broadband funding program, Bangor expansion

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On the same day that it announced that it has expanded service offerings to greater Bangor, broadband service provider Redzone Wireless, LLC announced that it has launched a new $1 million municipal...

UMaine hosting sustainable agriculture, renewable energy conference

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The flagship campus of the University of Maine will be hosting the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference next week, a four-day event covering sustainable agriculture and...

No power rate reductions for northern Maine counties

Regulators said they had to make a difficult policy call in ruling out Aroostook and Washington counties for some power rate breaks.

Report: As solar explodes nationwide, Maine lags

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Maine is behind most states in an annual solar power capacity ranking, despite having the potential to produce 96 times as much electricity from solar as it consumes each year.

Heating oil prices fall as crude oil market rally falters

More good news on heating fuel prices slide down across the state.

PUC: Ratepayers would pay up to $75M for expanded gas pipeline

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan in which electricity customers would pay up to $75 million annually to expand natural gas pipeline capacity in New England.

Over 100 communities closer to waste-to-biofuel conversion

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The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued the final permits for a Fiberight waste management plant in Hampden, following a year of reviews and public input.

Gas prices continue to drop during summer driving season

For the second week in a row, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Maine dropped by four cents, to $2.24, continuing an extended streak of falling prices in the state despite being...

Maine’s largest solar farm could come to Farmington, but where?

Environmental studies are now underway in Farmington for what would be the largest operational solar farm in the state.