The tide is turning

The tide is turning

Editor’s Note: The Maine Climate Council is submitting its Climate Action Plan to the Legislature on Dec. 1. Topics related to the plan have been covered in a series of Sea Change columns this fall.  Alongside the challenges of a raging pandemic, failing health care...
The drive toward vehicle electrification in Maine

The drive toward vehicle electrification in Maine

This article was produced in partnership with the Energy News Network, a nonprofit news site that covers the transition to a clean energy economy from state and regional perspectives.     Only 1 percent of vehicles sold in Maine are electric, yet a few of those...
Building a renewable future poses daunting task for Maine

Building a renewable future poses daunting task for Maine

A protracted fight over the New England Clean Energy Connect plan to wheel 1,200 megawatts of hydropower from Quebec, through Maine and on to Massachusetts has dominated the airwaves for the last two years. But as the corridor – which will help the Bay State meet its...
More consensus than controversy

More consensus than controversy

Editor’s Note: The Maine Climate Council is in the process of refining draft strategies into a Climate Action Plan due to the Legislature on Dec. 1. Sea Change columns this fall are covering related topics – in this case, what polls and surveys reveal about how...
Driving seemed inescapable until it wasn’t

Driving seemed inescapable until it wasn’t

Editor’s Note: The Maine Climate Council is in the process of refining draft strategies into a Climate Action Plan due to the Legislature on Dec. 1. Throughout the fall, Sea Change columns are covering related topics – in this case, how Maine can lower vehicular...