Posts Tagged ‘Maine’

Maine offshore wind project rules out Port Clyde as cable site

In this photo from 2014 is pictured the University of Maine's floating wind turbine, VolturnUS, after its first year at sea in Castine. The 1:8-scale prototype for the huge 6-megawatt turbines is the first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the U.S. The proposed route for a cable that would bring electricity from an offshore […]

Insulation company to close Maine plant, move to Texas

The Portland Press Herald reports Owens Corning announced Monday the plant was closing and moving its machinery to Wichita Falls, Texas. Owens Corning spokesman Todd Romain says the 60 employees who are being laid off will not be relocated. View full post on Wind Power News

Central Maine Power joins green energy competition

Central Maine Power company is providing an entry in the contest for the largest renewable energy contract in New England history – a proposal to bring enough green energy from Canada to power upward of a million homes in Massachusetts. The Maine utility wants to bring either hydropower, wind power or a combination across existing […]

Maine can’t afford a second colossal mistake on offshore wind energy

VolturnUS, the first-of-its-kind wind turbine, designed and built at the University of Maine, became the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine in the Americas to provide electricity to the power grid in June 2013. Lawmakers, pushed by Gov. Paul LePage , made the horrible decision in 2013 to push a potential $70 million worth of potential […]

Wind power is almost one fourth of Maine power generation

Fueled by clean power demand from Southern New England and federal tax credits, wind projects have grown to make up almost one fourth of Maine's electricity generation capacity. The monthly generation figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show how quickly wind power generation and capacity has grown in the state over the past decade, […]

Verrill Dana Environmental Attorneys Contribute to “A Practical Guide to Land Use in Maine”

Verrill Dana environmental attorneys Juliet Browne, Scott Anderson and Gordon Smith each authored chapters of the MCLE book entitled, A Practical Guide to Land Use in Maine. The guide covers topics ranging from licensing and permitting to wind energy and shoreland zoning. View full post on Wind Power News

Emera expertise helps Maine offshore wind turbine project

Brett Ruskin is a reporter and videojournalist covering everything from local breaking news to national issues. He's based in Halifax. View full post on Wind Power News

Maine wind loses, solar wins in regional clean energy bids

Two major electricity transmission proposals lost out in bidding to deliver wind power to southern New England utilities, but a Yarmouth-based solar company will enter contract negotiations. A panel from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island announced Tuesday that it picked Ranger Solar among its winning bidders, though it's not clear whether the company's two projects […]

Maine finance overseer objects to ‘giveaway’ tax break for wind farm

The state department that oversees tax collection in Maine has come out against extending a property tax break on the 44-turbine Kibby Mountain wind farm in Franklin County, saying the deal is a giveaway on the backs of residents outside the unorganized territory. David Heidrich, spokesman for Maine's Department of Administrative and Financial Services, on […]

Maine DEP Developing New Rule For Wind Power Projects

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has announced that it is developing a new Site Law rule that will address certain development standards for wind projects. The standards that will be addressed by the new rule are in the Wind Energy Act, but are not addressed in current DEP rules. View full post on Wind […]