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Summit faces $150K fine for damaged sewer lines

Summit Natural Gas of Maine is facing a potential $150,000 fine after state regulators discovered that it had damaged sewer lines in 25 places across four communities.

ReVision Energy gets Maine Audubon solar installation contract

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ReVision Energy, a solar energy equipment company based in Portland, has a contract valued at $238,761 to supply solar panels and other equipment to Maine Audubon’s Gilsland...

Maine's largest wind project faces appeals

Two appeals have been filed against a proposed 62-turbine wind farm in Bingham, which has become the largest wind energy project in Maine to be approved by state...

Bristol voters deny UMaine wind project grid link

Most of 300 Bristol residents who voted at a special town meeting Oct. 1 chose not to allow the University of Maine’s offshore wind project to connect to the town’s...

State warns of high electricity rates this winter

The Maine Public Utilities Commission and other groups are advising homeowners and mid-sized businesses to brace for higher electricity prices this winter.

PUC staff questions natural gas proposal

A staff report from the Maine Public Utilities Commission has questioned a proposal to charge a new electricity fee for consumers in order to expand natural gas pipeline capacity.

Natural gas firms seek state funds for expansion

Houston-based Spectra Energy joined a competing, out-of-state company this week in asking state regulators to consider a new electricity fee for Maine consumers that would support...

Maine oil exports sharply decline

Crude oil shipments through the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line has sharply declined in the past four years, creating concerns about the health of the state’s cleanup...

Old Town workers denied federal funds

U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins have pledged to find alternative federal assistance for about 180 workers at Old Town Fuel and Fiber who were laid off when the pulp mill closed in...

The week in review

The good: Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. has completed a demonstration project testing...