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Portland hydropower company to receive $2.25 million federal grant

Ocean Renewable Power Co. has won a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop ways to lower the costs of deploying, retrieving and anchoring its tidal and river power...

Natural gas supplier defends safety of proposed South Portland facility

A plan to move a liquefied petroleum gas depot to Rigby Yard in South Portland is facing resistance from some city councilors and residents, despite assurances from the company that it will be safe.

Bangor area electricity prices to drop for small businesses

The standard electricity price for small businesses and institutions in Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro Electric district will drop an average of 17% next year, and for Central Maine Power Co.

CMP prices drop for business and residential customers

Small business and residential customers buying electricity from Central Maine Power Co. through the state's standard offer will see slightly lower electricity rates next year.

With new funding, UMaine offshore wind project 'back in the game'

James McCarthy |

Monday's announcement that a consortium led by University of Maine will get a $3.7 million funding boost from the U.S. Department of Energy puts Maine back in the running for a $40 million grant to...

UMaine offshore wind project lands $3.7 million federal grant

James McCarthy |

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Energy will award an additional $3.7 million to the offshore wind project designed by a University of Maine-led...

LePage says hydropower from Canada needed

Maine Gov. Paul LePage told attendees Friday at a New England-Canada energy conference in Boston that the construction of transmission lines bringing hydropower from Canada is needed to combat the...

Maine heating oil prices remain steady

The average statewide cash price for heating oil of $2.05 per gallon is up one cent from two weeks ago, according to the heating price survey released Tuesday by the Maine Governor’s Energy...

Study: Ethanol requirement costs Maine millions

The federal requirement to blend ethanol with gasoline has caused Maine to lose millions of dollars to corn-growing states in the Midwest, according to a study released Monday by a coalition of...

Gov. LePage to speak at U.S.-Canada energy conference

Gov. Paul LePage and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard are set to speak Friday at the U.S.-Canada Energy Trade Conference in Boston.