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Maine offshore wind project back in the running for $40M award

James McCarthy |

Aqua Ventus 1, the pilot offshore wind project designed by a University of Maine-led consortium that includes Cianbro Corp., is back in contention for a full $40 million award from the U.S.

300 students vie for $20K at UMaine competition

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The last time Mainebiz checked in with students at King Middle School's “makerspace” in Portland, students were hard at work constructing model wind turbines in advance of the annual...

Robbinston natural gas project to be put on market

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Downeast LNG, the developer behind a natural gas import and export terminal near the Washington County town of Robbinston, will be putting the project up for sale on July 1.

USDA grants focus on biomass, forest product outreach

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The Maine Forest Service is getting a $380,170 boost from a pair of grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that will be used to establish a support technical, outreach and financial...

Learning beyond the classroom at King Middle School's makerspace

James McCarthy |

The makerspace reflects a convergence of several important education trends that are based on the realization that teaching the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math benefits...

Additional solar project planned for Brunswick

More than a week after the town of Brunswick gave the thumbs-up to a 160-panel solar array to be installed atop the Fort Andross Mill, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust announced that a 286-panel,...

Maine gas prices remain steady as national price drops

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The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state remained unchanged in the past week, stemming recent increases.

Electricity Maine to be bought by Houston energy firm for $28M

The Houston-based electricity and natural gas supplier Spark Energy will pay $28 million for Provider Power, the parent company of the Auburn-based Electricity Maine.

National, Maine gas prices continue to climb

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In the past week, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state rose by roughly seven cents. During that same period, the average national price for a gallon of gas rose to $2.26,...

Whiting's wind a valuable commodity

New restrictions added to the town of Whiting's Wind Energy Ordinance haven't deterred the wind energy company Atlantic Wind LLC from its evaluation of a site for a potential wind project.

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