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Fact or Fiction: How do energy costs in Maine stack up to the nation?

James McCarthy |

Maine has the lowest electricity costs in New England. So why are they so often cited as a problem for businesses both large and small? The simple answer is that many of them compete against...

'Dead River blood runs deep' in new CEO

Lori Valigra |

Associates of Deanna Sherman, president and soon-to-be CEO of oil and propane supplier Dead River Co., say she brings to mind the vintage E.F. Hutton TV ad in which a noisy room goes silent to hear...

From coffee roasters to biomed labs — businesses save big with energy efficiencies

Laurie Schreiber |

At Caravan Beads, owner Barry Kahn hired ReVision Energy last year to install 264 photovoltaic panels, each 260 watts, on the roof of his 22,000-square-foot retail store and warehouse. “That...

ORPC Ireland hydrokinetic project moves forward

Staff |

ORPC Ireland Ltd., a subsidiary of Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co., has been selected to enter the grant agreement stage of a project that will increase the performance and reliability of...

DOT to pay up to $3M for possible NGL relocation

Tulsa, Okla.-based NGL Energy Partners is still hunting for a new liquefied petroleum gas depot in southern Maine following the city of South Portland’s March decision to not allow the building...

Gas prices decline for first time in two weeks

Staff |

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state dropped by two cents to $2.35, bucking the steady price of $2.37 reported in the last two weeks.

SunEdison could sell Maine's largest wind farm proposal for $26.5M

The San Francisco-based wind energy investors Pattern Energy Group Inc. could pay approximately $26.5 million for the development rights of the proposed King Pine wind project, Maine's single-largest...

South Portland officials split on water, carbon emissions monitoring

Members of South Portland's planning board are split in a decision that would require building owners in Mill Creek to publicly divulge the energy and water use of some buildings in an attempt to...

Maine gas prices hold steady for second week

Staff |

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state remains steady at $2.37 for the second week in a row. During that same period, the average national price for a gallon of gas jumped by...

French company partners with UMaine-led wind farm consortium

French defense company DCNS Group said it will help develop a floating offshore wind farm in collaboration with University of Maine-led consortium, Maine Aqua Ventus.