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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.


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.


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.