Obstructing Maine's Business and Energy Future: Why Governor LePage is Standing in the Way of Wind Energy

February 5, 2014 by Clean Energy Leadership Institute

Maine and Wind

Maine is a potential hotbed for new wind energy production. Over the past decade, hundreds of wind turbines have been constructed, many in rural areas. These wind energy projects have created hundreds of jobs and now power around 160,000 homes throughout the state.[read more]

Governor Blacklists Newspapers After Criticism of Energy Policies

June 20, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Energy Policy Criticism


Following a critical series of articles in three local newspapers this week, the Maine Governor's office has cut off those papers’ access to administration officials.[read more]

Maine Passes Historic Law to Reduce Oil Use

August 17, 2011 by Deron Lovaas

Oil dependence is an issue that can bring together people from all over the political spectrum, as it touches on national security, economics and the environment. So it’s not terribly surprising – although it is encouraging -- that the nation’s first oil-savings bill was passed in a state led by a Tea Party governor and a Republican-dominated legislature.[read more]

The Nightmare Energy Audit Customer

April 14, 2011 by Peter Troast

"Hello, I am here to conduct your energy audit." "Great. I have 20 minutes before I have to leave for work; I hope that you are done by then."  So begins this hilarious video from the user calling him/herself "LeRage" at Xtranormal. (Xtranormal is a site where users make movies by simply typing in text; LeRage is a thinly veiled...[read more]

First LEED Platinum Supermarket Proposed in Augusta, Maine

September 26, 2007 by Stephen Del Percio

Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets, which operates a chain of 160 stores across New York State and New England, has proposed building the country’s first LEED Platinum supermarket. The 49,000 square foot facility’s design calls for a variety of sustainable features including a green roof, geothermal heating and cooling, and...[read more]