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Boothbay pellet plant all set to enter heating fuel marketplace

C and L Forestry Wood Pellets has completed machinery set-up at its manufacturing plant in the Boothbay Industrial Park and is now offering wood pellets for heating fuel.

Union of Concerned Scientists puts Maine in top 10 of clean energy states

The Union of Concerned Scientists has issued a new report that ranks Maine at seventh overall among the 50 states as a clean energy leader.

Conference will focus on advancing energy systems on islands


U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and energy officials from islands throughout New England will highlight a Portland-area conference this week.

Madison Paper Industries sells closed mill's hydro assets

Madison Paper Industries signed an agreement to sell its hydropower facilities to Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, a Morristown, N.J.-based company.

LePage taps former Democratic lawmaker to be state's next public advocate


Gov. Paul LePage has nominated Barry Hobbins, a veteran Democratic Party lawmaker who served numerous terms in both the Maine House and Senate, to be the state's next public advocate representing the...

Jonesboro biomass plant shut down

Citing lack of feedstock, Stored Solar LLC has shut down its Jonesboro biomass energy plant, one of two the company bought from Covanta Energy in October 2016.

Superior court justice upholds $13.6M verdict against wind power firms


Maine Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy on Friday denied motions filed by First Wind Holdings LLC and its four subsidiaries in response to last fall's $13.6 million verdict in favor of the...

Reed & Reed acquires electrical transmission contractor


Reed & Reed Inc., an employee-owned civil contractor firm based in Woolwich, announced Monday it has acquired PLC Construction of Farmington, N.H., a company that specializes in building electrical...

Here's how Maine fared in this year's heating season


With winter officially over, the Governor's Energy Office has released a comparison of average prices for heating oil and propane for the 2016-17 heating season and the previous six years. While up...

FAME approves $45 million tax-free finance deal for Hampden plant

The Finance Authority of Maine approved $45 million in tax-free debt financing for a new waste-to-energy plant under construction in Hampden.