The late December storm brought home the impacts of sea level rise for the Maine coast.
The lack of transparency around the Christmas Eve episode has been a hot topic among the region’s energy wonks.
Mass timber offers an attractive alternative for developers of large buildings thanks to its eco-friendliness.
The way Maine handles this may line investors’ pockets, make renewable energy savings more or less accessible, or pile onto electric bills.
As sea levels continue to rise, Maine will see worse damage more frequently, largely from storms.
Billions in eventual legal settlements with 3M and other companies that used PFAS could help cover testing, cleanup and health costs. But those cases may stretch for decades.
A new state law seeks to shift cost of recycling packaging from taxpayers to companies, and encourage better packaging design.
Officials project Maine will meet its 2045 emissions goal, but admit emissions will have to start declining faster to get there on time.
The commission’s topline recommendation was to establish a new, “more focused” commission to address the old commission’s “unresolved work.”
Though these warnings did not come to fruition last winter, the geopolitical situation is different this year.