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Downeast Wind proposes 100MW wind farm in Washington County

Downeast Wind, a Maine subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Va., is looking at building a wind energy facility of 30 wind turbines over 9,000 acres in Columbia, Cherryfield and the...

Gov. LePage issues emergency declaration to extend oil delivery hours

With another major snowstorm set to arrive later today, Gov. Paul LePage signed an emergency proclamation to enable heating fuel delivery drivers to remain on the road longer.

LePage still fuming over PUC's solar net metering decision

Gov. Paul LePage still isn't happy about the Maine Public Utilities Commission's Jan. 31 decision changing the way home solar generating facilities are treated under Maine law, which he says falls...

Emera Maine net income up slightly in 2016

Emera (TSX: EMA), the Halifax, Nova Scotia parent company of Emera Maine, reported net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec.31 was $70 million, compared to $192 million in the fourth quarter of...

Blizzard slows but doesn't stop Maine businesses


Many businesses, colleges, state and local offices and bus services were shut down Monday from the blizzard that dropped more than a foot-and-a-half of snow in most areas. The Portland International...

Houlton utility gets OK to connect to Canadian grid

Maine Public Utilities Commission approved Houlton Water Co.'s request to disconnect from Emera Maine's power grid and instead connect to the grid maintained by New Brunswick Power.

ORPC announces management changes


Ocean Renewable Power Co., a Portland-based global leader in hydrokinetic power systems and project solutions, announced Tuesday that it is instituting a new management approach to advance company...

Large businesses hit with big hike in electricity delivery charges

An increase in Central Maine Power Co.'s delivery charge approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission last summer has caused an average 19% hike for large businesses in southern and central...

Solar credit rollback OK'd by regulators

State regulators approved on Jan. 31 a new solar energy policy that will roll back for solar-panel owners the credit they receive for excess power sold to the grid.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory signs partnership with UMaine


The University of Maine has signed a letter of intent with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to partner in the development of forest-based biomaterials for use in...