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SunEdison finalizes First Wind buyout

First Wind's wind energy facilities in Maine are now owned by SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) after the renewable energy firm closed its $2.4 billion acquisition of the wind developer...

Maine Senate confirms PUC nominee

Gov. Paul LePage's pick for the Maine Public Utilities Commission was confirmed by the Maine Senate on Thursday.

Changing marketplace: As gas prices drop, a maker of alternative fuel adapts

Tina Fischer |

So you've built this smart little company, manufacturing a renewable fuel from recycled fry grease. Your oil burns clean, dramatically reducing carbon emissions, is competitive with the...

Islanders and propane haulers grapple with tighter ferry restrictions

Courtney Naliboff |

Stricter oversight on transporting bottled propane has upset ferry operators and some island businesses.

Madison paper mill faces temporary layoffs

UPM-Madison’s paper mill is cutting down production and laying off hourly workers for two weeks, attributing the move to energy costs, international competition and market...

Summit to pay $100K fine for sewer line damage

Summit Natural Gas of Maine will pay a $100,000 fine after state regulators found that the utility’s employees and contractors had damaged some sewer lines while installing...

Maine's largest green buildings

RankProject name and ownerCertification level/Gross square...

Outgoing PUC Chairman Tom Welch reflects on 15 years guiding energy policy in Maine

James McCarthy |

Tom Welch's departure as chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission on Dec. 31 — two years before his term was set to expire — removed a highly regarded utility...

LePage makes PUC nomination

Gov. Paul LePage has nominated Carlisle McLean, his chief legal counsel, for a seat on the Maine Public Utilities Commission.McLean...

CMP, Emera partner for transmission project

Central Maine Power Co. and Emera Maine have announced a first joint transmission project that will connect a planned 250-megawatt wind project in Bridgewater to the region’s...