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Pika selected for federal program to drive down wind energy costs

Pika Energy, a Gorham-based manufacturer of home wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems, is receiving $700,000 in federal funds to develop more efficient turbine technologies...

First Wind-Emera’s $333M venture OK’d by PUC

A proposed $333 million wind energy partnership between Emera Maine’s parent company and Boston-based First Wind has been approved by Maine energy regulators.

S. Portland may seek help from environmentalists

In anticipation of a legal challenge from the oil industry, the city of South Portland may solicit funds from environmental groups to defend its ban of so-called tar sands...

Thermogen loses another large investment

Another firm has withdrawn its multi-million dollar investment from Thermogen Industries, which plans to launch a $140 million wood pellet plant in Millinocket.

South Portland enacts crude oil ban

Oil industry officials said they will take the city of South Portland to court after it enacted a ban on the loading of crude oil into marine vessels or related developments Monday...

Athens biomass plant could get $12M tax break

A biomass facility in Athens is now eligible for more than $12 million in state tax credits after receiving certifications from the Finance Authority of Maine that will help spur...

South Portland crude oil ban gets backing from planners

South Portland’s proposal to ban the loading of crude oil into marine vessel and related developed has been recommended by the city’s Planning Board.

Nixed Maine wind project a lost opportunity, energy groups say

A Norwegian company that cancelled plans for a major offshore wind project in Maine has announced plans to invest $2.5 billion in an overseas project.

South Portland crude oil ban gets first OK

A proposal to ban the loading of crude oil onto marine vessels received initial approval by the South Portland City Council in a Wednesday meeting that attracted nearly 500...

First Wind appeals state's denial of wind project

Boston-based First Wind is appealing Maine's decision to deny a $100 million, 16-turbine wind project on Bowers Mountain after it was rejected by a citizen board last...

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