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Brunswick Landing to benefit from $10M ‘anaerobic digester’

Construction is underway at Brunswick Landing for a $10 million facility that converts biological waste into a kind of biogas that’s used to generate electricity.

Proposed solar farm would be state’s largest

Yarmouth-based Ranger Solar is considering to build what would become Maine’s largest solar energy farm in Winslow, but it needs the town to create new rules before moving forward.

Summit finds 256 faulty connections in Waterville area

Summit Natural Gas of Maine has found that about two-thirds of its natural gas connections installed in the Waterville area last year were improperly installed.

PUC staff says no to CMP land buy

Maine Public Utilities Commission staff have recommended against Central Maine Power Co.’s request to negotiate a land deal on behalf of a sister company that develops wind farms.

Irving: No more Maine crude oil shipments

Irving Oil is no longer shipping crude oil on railroads through Maine, though the Canadian company says the decision is not related to the 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster.

LePage OKs bill that backtracks wind law

Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill into law that reverses a portion of a law that helps developers fast-track the permitting process for wind projects in some rural areas.

Legislature and LePage agree: Rural residents given right to question wind turbines

Naomi Schalit, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting |

After several years of trying, a group of citizens from the state's rural Unorganized Territories (UT) have won their fight to pass legislation that could give them greater say in the siting of...

Lawmakers OK bill that could boost solar generation

Maine lawmakers have passed a bill into law that could lead to a new way to reimburse businesses and homeowners who generate their own electricity with solar and other power sources.

Multi-million-dollar pipeline fight likely heading to court

A U.S. District Court judge in Bangor has rejected a motion for summary judgment in the court case involving claims between Summit Natural Gas of Maine Inc. and Schmid Pipeline Construction Inc.,...

Greenlight Maine picks 26 semifinalists to vie for $100,000 prize in entrepreneur contest

“Greenlight Maine,” an upcoming weekly TV show in which Maine entrepreneurs can vie to win a minimum prize of $100,000, said it has selected the 26 semifinalists to compete in the...