"Energy poverty" should be a crisis we are used to seeing on television screens, featuring images of the poor in developing countries studying by candlelight and cooking on dung fires. It shouldn't be found on U.S. soil. But as winter sets in, activists are raising concerns...
All minimum wage bills coming up Wednesday, April 5. The Labor Committee schedule is here. Start calling and emailing. LD 776, "An Act To Promote Fairness for Rural Maine Residents by Regulating Fuel Prices." Gasoline Price control in Northern Maine. See testimony opposing...
Officials from OPEC and a select few non-OPEC countries met over the weekend to review the state of the oil market, monitor their progress and discuss what to do next regarding their collective production cut deal. The group offered a...
A bill that would require ships transferring fuel in Maine waters to use protective devices meant to block the spread of oil in the case of a spill is likely dead. The Legislature's Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources last week recommended that Portland...
The operator of a state-subsidized biomass plant in West Enfield said recently that it has a letter of intent with a pepper grower interested in building a greenhouse that would buy its waste heat, carbon dioxide and electricity. Bill...
A plan to invest up to $75 million a year into storing and distributing natural gas in liquid form is receiving criticism. The Maine Public Utilities Commission's staff is urging regulators to rule that none of the storage proposals it's received serve the public interest.
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