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Sea Change: A steep climb

Sea Change: A steep climb

On the road to all-renewable power, Maine is moving like a car near the base of a long, snowy hill. It’s accelerating now, knowing it may lose momentum and traction in the ascent. One icy patch that could slow its progress is the recent congressional decision not to...
Sea Change: Holding the heat

Sea Change: Holding the heat

Winter’s descent returns us to a primordial quest, trying to hold heat – that eternal escape artist – within our homes.  In Maine, nearly two-thirds of households depend on heating oil, more than in any other state. Energy expenditures represent 9 percent of the...
Charged up for change

Charged up for change

State Rep. Chloe Maxmin (D-Nobleboro) says she proposed a Green New Deal bill for Maine after hearing so many of her district’s residents express concern for how climate change will affect their daily lives. LD 1282 is designed to expedite Maine’s transition to...
Flaws in bill like skating with ‘dull skates’

Flaws in bill like skating with ‘dull skates’

A critical look at Maine wind act: Part 3 Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development. AUGUSTA — After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects,...
Wind power bandwagon hits bumps in the road

Wind power bandwagon hits bumps in the road

A critical look at Maine’s wind act: Part 1 Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development. By Naomi Schalit Senior Reporter ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting AUGUSTA — The Wind Energy Act...