Posts Tagged ‘ Maine ’

With lobsters in mind, Maine legislator proposes ban on some pesticides

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

Pesticides have long been considered a menace by Maine’s lobster industry, and now a Deer Isle lawmaker is proposing legislative help in keeping some of the chemicals away from the state’s top commercial fishery. According to a press release from the House Democrats, the two pesticides were found in the tissue of dead lobsters that

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Maine Wind Developer Awarded Connecticut Contract Releases Site Plans

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

FuelCell Energy in Danbury and Allco Renewables in New York — both companies that submitted unsuccessful bids — have criticized the state’s choice on the grounds that the wind farm project apparently lacked control of the land for the development, a crucial requirement to win the contract. The DEEP said the project met the threshold for site control and called the companies’ concerns a misreading of the project requirements.

Norwich Bulletin Letter: CT’s energy plans will impact Maine

Aug 18th, 2013 | By

Changes to Connecticut’s Renewable Portfolio mandate law requires 4 percent of the electricity load be met with long-term power purchase agreements for Class I renewables — wind projects which would mostly be built in Maine. Are you aware that these are not yet built or functional, that the wind companies — some foreign owned —

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Campaign: Pollution threatens Maine lobsters

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By

A coalition of diverse groups is launching a campaign to raise public awareness about pollution they say is threatening Maine’s lobster population. The Maine Lobster Council, Ready Seafood Co., the Maine Restaurant Association, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center and the Natural Resources Council of Maine are holding a news conference Tuesday to announce

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New Maine wind farm turns on the juice

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

A new, 19-turbine wind farm that has the capacity to supply the equivalent energy needs of 18,000 homes has been completed, developer First Wind said Wednesday. The Boston-based company said its 34-megawatt Bull Hill project, located in Hancock County on the ridges of Bull Hill and Heifer Hill about 15 miles northeast of Ellsworth, has

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Maine rejects 14-turbine Passadumkeag wind farm citing ‘scenery’

Nov 12th, 2012 | By

GRAND FALLS TOWNSHIP, Maine AP — Maine’s environmental commissioner has accepted a recommendation to reject an application to build a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain in Penobscot County. The Department of Environmental Protection’s recommendation went to DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho. The DEP staff said the proposed windmills would mar the region’s scenery. For more

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New application submitted for E. Maine wind farm

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By

Maine’s largest wind energy developer has come back to the state with a scaled-back plan to build a wind farm on Bowers Mountain in eastern Maine, proposing 16 instead of 27 turbines and placing them in less visible locations. For more on this story, visit: New application submitted for E. Maine wind farm – Connecticut

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