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Maine steps up clean energy turnaround, passes 100% RPS, pro-solar bills

By Catherine Morehouse

Maine lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill to eliminate gross metering in the state and reestablish net metering for solar customers, sending it to Gov. Janet Mills, D, for likely signature.

06/13/19
                                                               

Maine becomes first in the nation to enact statewide foam ban

By Cody Ellis

With Gov. Janet Mills’ Tuesday signature, Maine became the first state in the nation to legislate a statewide ban on polystyrene foam containers.

05/02/19

Maine Voices: In the face of climate change, workers need access to intertidal property

By Dave Olsen

With the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s recent ruling affirming that rockweed growing in the intertidal zone is private property, it is incumbent for coastal towns to levy property taxes and the state to develop tax policies that incentivize intertidal industries.

04/06/19

Maine renews net metering as lawmakers prep new clean energy, utility reform bills

By Catherine Morehouse

Maine lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill to eliminate gross metering in the state and reestablish net metering for solar customers, sending it to Gov. Janet Mills, D, for likely signature.

03/18/19

Climate bills call for Maine to reduce emissions to 80% below 1990 levels

By Kevin Miller

Maine scientists, fishermen and environmentalists urged lawmakers Wednesday to embrace a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent and begin work on a new “action plan” to address climate change.

03/13/19
                                                               

An ocean ‘heat wave’ just drove temperatures off Maine to near-record highs

By Steven Mufson

Sea surface temperatures in the vast Gulf of Maine hit a near-record high of 68.93 degrees Fahrenheit on Aug. 8, part of what scientists called a month-long “marine heat wave” in the normally chilly waters that are home to everything from lobsters to whales.

08/31/18