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CMP ratepayers get a break with expiration of long-term power contracts


The Maine Public Utilities Commission approved an agreement on Wednesday that marks the expiration of two large power purchase contracts and reduces stranded costs for Central Maine Power customers.

Maine Water Co. sets timetable for $50M Biddeford project


The Maine Water Co. has released the design and construction schedule for its $50 million project to build a new water treatment facility near the Saco River in Biddeford.

Portland, South Portland to create largest municipal solar farms in state

The city councils of Portland and South Portland unanimously approved contracts Wednesday night with Portland-based ReVision Energy to create two of the state's largest municipal solar farms on each...

Canadian company looking at Maine sites for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp., a Canadian company that creates fuels from forestry biomass, is exploring potential sites in Maine to locate a biorefinery capable of transforming 400 tons a day of low-grade wood into...

Bill to protect Monhegan's iconic scenery would effectively 'kill' offshore wind pilot project

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Legislation proposed by Maine Sen. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro, to prohibit The New England Aqua Ventus 1 project from building two 6-megawatt wind turbines two-and-a-half miles off Monhegan...

Downeast Wind proposes 100MW wind farm in Washington County

Downeast Wind, a Maine subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Va., is looking at building a wind energy facility of 30 wind turbines over 9,000 acres in Columbia, Cherryfield and the...

Gov. LePage issues emergency declaration to extend oil delivery hours

With another major snowstorm set to arrive later today, Gov. Paul LePage signed an emergency proclamation to enable heating fuel delivery drivers to remain on the road longer.

LePage still fuming over PUC's solar net metering decision

Gov. Paul LePage still isn't happy about the Maine Public Utilities Commission's Jan. 31 decision changing the way home solar generating facilities are treated under Maine law, which he says falls...

Emera Maine net income up slightly in 2016

Emera (TSX: EMA), the Halifax, Nova Scotia parent company of Emera Maine, reported net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec.31 was $70 million, compared to $192 million in the fourth quarter of...

Blizzard slows but doesn't stop Maine businesses


Many businesses, colleges, state and local offices and bus services were shut down Monday from the blizzard that dropped more than a foot-and-a-half of snow in most areas. The Portland International...