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Daigle Oil transitions to employee-owned company

Daigle Oil Co. in Fort Kent has transitioned from a privately held company to a 100% employee-owned company through an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP.

PUC to mull investigation in Texas energy company

The Maine Public Utilities Commission will deliberate today whether to open an investigation into the marketing practices of a Texas energy company, the Journal Tribune reported.

GrandyOats' production soars under Nat Peirce and Aaron Anker

Laurie Schreiber |

Eighteen years ago, GrandyOats was a one-person operation producing small batches of granola out of a 105-year-old dairy barn in rural Brownfield.

Price for heating oil in Maine drops to lowest point since 2004

Paul Koenig |

Heading into the winter, the average price of home heating oil is lower than it's been in a decade, falling below $2 per gallon in the Governor's Energy Office's most recent heating fuel survey.

NGL Supply Terminal Co. submits scaled-down plan for South Portland

NGL Supply Terminal Co. LLC, a liquid propane company on Commercial Street in Portland, is seeking to relocate its operation to a South Portland rail yard and reduce its storage capacity, the...

Fort Fairfield council approves wind energy development ordinance

The Fort Fairfield Town Council voted 4-1 to adopt a Wind Energy Development Ordinance at their council meeting Sept. 16. The ordinance creates a set of guidelines for the development of commercial...

Community-based solar farms the next big thing for Maine

James McCarthy |

Fortunat Mueller, a co-founder and managing partner of ReVision Energy, and Sue Jones, director of community solar farms for ReVision Energy, are seeing a surge of interest in community-based solar...

$369 million wind farm completed

SunEdison Inc.'s $369 million wind farm in Oakfield is expected to be online by the end of the month.

GrandyOats aims to be first 'net-zero' food producer in New England

James McCarthy |

After 15 years based in a historic dairy barn in Brownfield, GrandyOats is getting ready to move into an abandoned elementary school 12 miles away in Hiram.

Maine entities get $284K in federal energy funds

Maine was among 11 states getting part of the $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program grants, which were announced Sept. 15.