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What You Need To Know Before You Cast Your Vote On CMP Corridor Referendum

By Caitlin Andrews Photo: Robert F. Bukaty , AP

It has been two years since opponents of Central Maine Power’s electric hydropower project first launched an attempt to bring it down at the ballot box. A failed question and millions of dollars in spending later, Maine residents will soon have their chance to weigh in on the project’s future.

09/27/21
                                                               

How prepared are Maine’s electric utilities for climate disruptions?

By Marina Schauffler

In the wake of Ida, a hurricane intensified by the warming climate, more than a million electric consumers in Louisiana and hundreds of thousands more households across the eastern U.S. lost power.

09/25/21
                                                               

Code Red for the Climate Demands New Behavior by CMP

By Jack Shapiro Photo: Beth Comeau

On the same day that the Portland Press Herald reported about an alarming new climate study that has been called “code red for humanity,” it also carried a front-page story about Central Maine Power’s (CMP) continued failure to help solar energy projects connect with the electrical grid as part of Maine’s response to climate change.

09/21/21
                                                               

Maine Is a Trailblazer in Holding Companies Accountable for Recycling Packaging Waste

By David M. Kuchta Photo: Anton Petrus / Getty Images

This summer, Maine became the first state in the U.S. to enact an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging law, which requires companies that produce packaging waste to help pay for the costs of its recycling and disposal. Less than a month later, Oregon followed suit. Similar bills are under consideration in several other states.

09/20/21
                                                               

UMaine to join Bangor and Orono in fighting climate change

By Alex Haskell

The University of Maine is partnering with Bangor and Orono to address their impact on the local climate.

09/20/21
                                                               

ICYMI: Secretary Granholm Visited Maine and New Hampshire to Tour Renewable Energy Infrastructure

 On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm traveled to Maine and New Hampshire to join U.S. Senator Angus King, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, and U.S. Representative Chris Pappas to tour renewable energy facilities across New England and emphasize the benefits of clean energy research and development.

09/13/21
                                                               

Conservation groups file lawsuit against owner of central Maine dams, citing violation of Endangered Species Act

By Amy Calder Photo: Michael J. Seamans , Morning Sentinel File

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Atlantic Salmon Federation and other conservation groups, alleges Brookfield Renewable Partners are harming and killing endangered Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish at four dams on the Kennebec River.

09/10/21
                                                               

Maine climate and public health advocates say it’s time to address climate change

By Bob Evans

Maine State Representative Genevieve McDonald says a proposed bill includes some of the most important climate policies proposed in Congress in years.

09/09/21

Hydropower plan in jeopardy amid court challenge

By Christian M . Wade

A plan to bring Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts to help meet the state’s renewable energy needs is in jeopardy following a Maine court ruling that questioned the legality of a planned transmission corridor through the state.

09/07/21
                                                               

What part of the US is safest from climate change?

By Camille Squires Photo: Mike Segar , Reuters

The storms, floods, heat, and fires that have ravaged the US in 2021 have made the ongoing climate crisis feel especially acute for citizens across the country. And the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report indicates the escalating risks the world faces as the climate warms

09/04/21