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...
The face of clean energy in Maine

The face of clean energy in Maine

Ascending to his office in Pittsfield, Vaughan Woodruff treads on the same hardwood steps he walked as a third-grader in public school. Now the stately brick building houses several small businesses alongside the solar energy firm he founded more than a decade ago,...
Reshaping Maine’s energy landscape for resilience

Reshaping Maine’s energy landscape for resilience

During Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Hoboken, New Jersey “literally became an island,” recalled its mayor at the time, Dawn Zimmer, during a recent talk she gave in Maine. The city was 80 percent submerged, and generators nearly ran out of diesel fuel. That traumatic event...