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Two likely PUC nominees named

Two members of Gov. Paul LePage’s staff are being considered for two soon-to-be-vacant seats on the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

Maine delegation urges swift action on natural gas rate proposal to give businesses certainty

Maine’s congressional delegation is urging federal energy regulators to make a swift decision on a proposed natural gas rate increase, citing a desire to give certainty to...

Summit to pay $25K fine for safety violations

Summit Natural Gas of Maine will pay a $25,000 fine after reaching a settlement with the Maine Public Utilities Commission for a series of alleged safety violations.

Partnership jump-starts Maine power project

A power transmission project has been proposed by two regional utilities that would connect Maine wind energy projects and Canadian hydropower with New England population...

Summit Natural Gas president to step down

Summit Natural Gas of Maine President Mike Minkos said Friday that he is stepping down by the beginning of next year. Minkos told...

Summit to cover costs of shuttered contractor

Summit Natural Gas of Maine said it will pay back more than 100 people who lost money to Howland-based contractor Dave Ireland Builders LLC, which abruptly closed last...

Rate shock spurs closer look at energy efficiency for Maine businesses

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A year ago, Mountain Machine Works CEO Bruce Tisdale struggled with whether it made sense to sign a long-term contract to lock in the electricity rate for his Auburn-based machine shop...

Shuttered Howland contractor faces abuse claims

The Howland man who abruptly closed his contracting business last week, leaving dozens of customers without services they had paid for, had a protection of abuse order against him...

Maine heating fuel prices on the decline

The statewide cash price for heating fuel has decreased by 3 cents over the past week, according to a survey by the Governor's Energy Office.

King sides with LePage on natural gas expansion

U.S. Sen. Angus King supports Gov. Paul LePage in wanting to eliminate New England's natural gas bottleneck, saying more pipeline capacity is needed to battle high energy...