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Quick fix for Efficiency Maine funding unlikely

A bill aiming to restore up to $38 million in funding to Efficiency Maine through a quick fix of a 2013 energy law was shot down by Republican lawmakers who said they want more...

Maine businesses see opportunity on the North Atlantic

James McCarthy |

A Maine business delegation attended the Arctic Technology Conference in Copenhagen this week, with a mission of touting the state’s capabilities to the energy...

PUC's last Baldacci appointee to stay on

David Littell, the Maine Public Utilities Commission member who cast the dissenting vote in two recent controversial decisions, said he is staying on board after his six-year term...

PUC vote could endanger heating program

The Maine Public Utilities Commission's decision to cap Efficiency Maine's funding at $23 million could prompt the organization to end its programs that provide financial support to...

Osborn, wind developer reach agreement

The town of Osborn has approved an agreement to receive $1.87 million over 20 years in exchange for letting the parent company of First Wind develop 14 wind turbines...

PUC to reconsider two wind projects

The newly reconfigured Maine Public Utilities Commission has voted 2-1 to reconsider two wind projects that were initially approved in December.

Boston firm may defend S. Portland crude-oil ban

The city of South Portland may enlist Boston law firm Foley Hoag to defend against a federal lawsuit filed by Portland Pipe Line Corp. earlier this month.

Oakfield wind project wins court’s favor

A $360 million wind development under construction in Oakfield fought off a legal challenge this week after a federal judge ruled in its favor on Monday.

With PUC reshuffle, 2 wind projects up in the air

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is planning to reconsider two proposed wind projects shortly after a few changes in the commission’s members and leadership.

Local power: Peregrine Turbine's new approach to distributed energy generation

Lori Valigra |

When Peregrine Turbine Technologies LLC first asked Mid-South Engineering Co. for help with its new turbine engine, the engineering consultancy did what engineers do best: they tore into...