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Bingham Wind owner names $1M conservation grant recipients

Renee Cordes |

Maine's largest wind-farm owner will give a combined $1 million to 13 beneficiaries for land and resource conservation projects.

Good news for July 4 travelers: Gas prices are lowest since '05

Maine motorists taking to the road for the July 4 holiday weekend will be benefitting from the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2005.

Who owns Maine’s largest power plants

Mainebiz staff |

While power plants are often high-profile landmarks — think of the Cousins Island plant whose chimney is visible throughout Casco Bay — we often know very little about who...

Wood pellets lost amid recent low energy rates

Laurie Schreiber |

Demand was slack for the wood pellet industry this past winter, due to continued low oil prices and an average winter, says Maine Pellet Fuels Association Executive Director Bill Bell.

Grocers cut waste, but does it earn them customers?

Lori Valigra |

Manomet Inc., a Plymouth, Mass.-based nonprofit that initiated the nation's first Grocery Stewardship Certification in 2012, chose grocery stores to measure because they are among the top businesses...

King concerned about natural-gas dependence, U.S. power-grid security

Renee Cordes |

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, an energy-industry veteran who served as governor from 1995–2003, says that while Maine's energy market is in relatively good shape, he's concerned...

Onshore wind development slow but steady as offshore plan advances

Renee Cordes |

New England's windiest state has big appeal for investors willing to jump over the regulatory hurdles, with Pittsburgh-based EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. developing four projects. The firm has plans...

Energy is big business in Maine

Peter Van Allen |

One thing that seems clear looking at the energy focus in this issue: There's a lot of investment flowing into the energy sector.

Cloudy days ahead for Maine's solar industry?

Laurie Schreiber |

More affordable solar array technology, a federal tax credit, net metering and the prospect of cheap, clean electricity brought sunny days to Maine's solar industry in recent years.

Introspective Systems wins $987K grid grant over three contenders

Software company Introspective Systems LLC of Portland said it has won a $986,802 Phase II grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for additional work to develop complex software frameworks that can...