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Fourteen Maine companies make Inc. magazine's 'fastest growing' list

The parent company of Electricity Maine and 13 other Maine businesses have been named as some of the country’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc....

Lincoln natural gas project near milestone

The first part of a $7.5 million natural gas project is almost finished in the town of Lincoln, where Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC and other businesses are expected to benefit.

South Portland to start legal fund to defend tar sands ban

South Portland city councilors have agreed to start a legal fund to defend their recently approved ordinance that bans the flow of so-called tar sands oil.

Western Maine natural gas line delayed

Summit Natural Gas has reportedly delayed its natural gas line proposed from Jay to Farmington and Livermore Falls until at least 2016.

GWI's CEO releases plan to improve Maine's broadband standing

James McCarthy |

Fletcher Kittredge, founder and CEO of the Biddeford-based telecommunications company GWI, has released a 10-point plan to improve the quality and availability of broadband Internet...

Spectra Energy expanding its Northeast natural gas capacity

Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., the primary owner of the Maritimes & Northeast natural gas pipeline between Nova Scotia and Boston, plans to spend $500 million to $1 billion to...

Maine slides in overall clean-tech rankings; excels in some areas

Lori Valigra |

Maine fell three places to rank 29th in clean technology leadership, but there are some bright spots, like its energy generation mix, according to the annual

ReEnergy to restart Ashland biomass plant

ReEnergy Holdings LLC, the New York-based owner of four biomass plants in Maine and a construction and demolition material processing facility in Lewiston, plans to restart its shuttered...

$125M tidal energy project proposed for Cobscook Bay

Halcyon Tidal Power, an Augusta-based company, will be meeting with state and federal regulators in Bangor this week to discuss the technical aspects of a proposed $125 million tidal...

Solar energy company files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Ascendant Energy, a solar technology company based in Owls Head, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, citing $780,000 in debt and nominal assets.