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Changing the power grid

Mainebiz Staff |

Maine has one of the highest energy costs in the nation. If there's a silver lining, it has the lowest energy costs in New England. As these stories partly illustrate, that may be in part...

 
FEATURES
<b>Julia Clukey</b>, a senior recruiter at <b>WEX</b>, is an Augusta native and Olympian. She started a career/confidence coaching business, working primarily with female professionals.

Olympian Julia Clukey's career coaching business taps her experiences to empower girls, women

Maureen Milliken |

Augusta native and Olympian Julia Clukey, a senior recruiter for WEX Inc. and the founder of summer camps for girls, recently started a career/confidence coaching business for female professionals.

 
<b>Summit Natural Gas of Maine</b> as laid 250 miles of pipe in the Kennebec River valley, including in Sidney (pictured), and in Cumberland County.

Summit Natural Gas of Maine project nears the five-year finish line

Maureen Milliken |

Summit Natural Gas of Maine's $340 million project to expand natural gas service to the Kennebec River valle and the Cumberland-Yarmouth-Falmouth...

Maine Aqua Ventus offshore wind power project faces delays, uncertainty

Mainebiz Staff |

Maine's tumultuous relationship with wind power had a setback recently.

Maine colleges continue to tackle energy sustainability

Maureen Milliken |

In 2007, the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor became the first carbon neutral campus in the U.S. Since then, it's been full speed ahead for...

Isle au Haut to build solar-powered smart energy microgrid

Renee Cordes |

Isle au Haut is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to get its electricity from a solar-powered microgrid.

Islands aim for energy independence

Laurie Schreiber |

With high fuel costs and aging electrical infrastructure, many of Maine's 15 year-round islands are leveraging new technologies to ensure...

Fiberight waste-to-energy site to convert tons of trash to energy or recycling

Maureen Milliken |

When the Fiberight Corp. waste-to-energy plant goes online in Hampden later this year, it's going to take on an awesome task —...

Expanded energy training center signals growing demand for skilled technicians

Laurie Schreiber |

Demand for HVAC technicians is on the rise. That's led to the state-of-art expansion of the Maine Energy Marketers Association's Technical Education...

Electric vehicle public infrastructure coming to Maine as state reduces dependence on fossil fuels

Laurie Schreiber |

Maine is developing electric vehicle infrastructure as part of a plan to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, as well as to keep pace with growing...

CMP aims to deliver Canadian hydropower to Bay State utilities by 2022

Renee Cordes |

Central Maine Power Co. aims to deliver renewable hydropower to Massachusetts by 2022 via a $950 million transmission line from the...

Columns

Maine businesses ‘feeling the pain’ of new tariffs

BY Staff

From lobstermen to manufacturers and contracts that use steel, Maine businesses are feeling the impact of tariffs on U.S. trade.

 
Lists

Maine's highest-paid lobbyists

Ranked by compensation reported to the Maine Ethics Commission, 2017

RankLobbyistCompensation
1Joshua A. Tardy, Mitchell Tardy Jackson Government Affairs$446,333
2James Mitchell, Mitchell Tardy Jackson Government Affairs$330,539

Source: Maine Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices, Lobbyist Compensation Report



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