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...
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...