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CMP nixes overhead crossing of scenic Kennebec Gorge in bid to win over critics

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In a bid to address concerns of state environmental regulators, host communities and other stakeholders, Central Maine Power plans to avoid an aerial crossing over the scenic Kennebec Gorge as part...

Opponents and advocates make their final arguments on CMP's New England Clean Energy Connect

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Maine Public Utilities Commission held its final public witness hearing Wednesday on Central Maine Power Co.'s $950 million New England Clean Energy Connect project, at which opponents outnumbered...

CMP storm recovery winding down, full service expected today

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Crews from AVANGRID affiliate companies in Connecticut and New York are helping Central Maine Power Co. to restore power to remaining customers who lost service when strong winds came through Maine...

Heating fuel prices projected to keep going up

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With the heating season just beginning, the latest statewide survey by the Governor's Energy Office shows that current average heating fuel prices are 5% to 15% more expensive than they were for the...

CMP proposes using federal tax savings to keep its rates stable

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Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), filed a rate proposal Monday with the Maine Public Utilities Commission that would use savings from changes in federal tax laws to keep...

Extensive sewer and water line work disrupts downtown Bangor

Work to replace Civil War-era sewer, water and storm water pipes that has been disrupting the commercial area of downtown Bangor is nearing completion.

Mechanics Hall will be lit up in passivehaus Maine display

Maureen Milliken |

Mechanics Hall at 519 Congress St. in Portland will be lit up Friday night with slides showing where the granite building loses heat. It's part of an educational effort by passivhaus Maine to show...

Heating oil prices spike, topping $3 in northern Maine

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The statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil is $2.88 per gallon, according to the weekly heating fuel price survey conducted by the Governor’s Energy Office on Monday. Northern Maine...

Coalition unveils blueprint for Maine's energy future

Renee Cordes |

A group of 20 Maine businesses, nonprofits and associations representing a broad mix of sectors and interests on Wednesday unveiled six guiding principles they say the state should follow to secure a...

Rural counties will receive energy grants from USDA

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U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced that nine rural Maine businesses received a total of $431,725 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America...