Tag Archives: Central Maine Power Co.

CMP chastised over smart meters | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

CMP chastised over smart meters | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

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Storm spurs emergency declaration | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Storm spurs emergency declaration | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Crews work to repair power after New England storm | Bangor Daily News

Crews work to repair power after New England storm | Bangor Daily News.

Farmers find friends indeed: Volunteers step up for a Gorham family after high winds blow down their barn | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

[Tornadoes are not particularly common in Maine, but they are not unheard of either. A couple of them went through southern Maine the other day. One touched down in Gorham, home of the University of Southern Maine. A woman who lives nearby with whom I went to USM says the campus was not hit, but there was quite a bit of damage elsewhere. This link goes to the story and has a link to reader submitted photos. It must have been a very frightening experience for the people who live there. — KM]

Farmers find friends indeed | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Town panel lauds solar panels | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Town panel lauds solar panels | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Land deal catches some by surprise | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Land deal catches some by surprise | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

The Economics of Wind: What’s behind the interest, and what’s it mean for jobs | Lewiston Sun Journal

[I’m a wind-power proponent in that I strongly believe we need to greatly reduce our foreign oil addiction. And we need to find a much more environmentally friendly energy source. Below is the top section of the first part of a two-part series by the Lewiston Sun Journal on wind energy. I intend to link the second part tomorrow, whether either part supports my beliefs or not. It is an important issue and an important time for energy in Maine. So, it is important to have as much information as possible, even if you or I do not want to know that information. – KM]

Sun Journal Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will run on Monday, April 12.

As Maine inches toward its goal of more wind power development, the financial justifications for and against are almost as hard to grasp as the wind itself.

Environmental activist Jonathan Carter, for example, wrote in a recent newspaper opinion piece that up to 60 percent of the cost of wind power projects is covered by federal subsidies. That figure’s important, with wind power opponents saying wind shouldn’t rely on high government subsidies and proponents saying it deserves the same treatment as other energy suppliers.

When asked, Carter pointed to National Wind Watch as the source of his information.

National Wind Watch pointed to a semi-retired former coal official in Virginia.

When the Sun Journal contacted that man, he pointed to a Los Angeles lawyer who works with wind farm developers … and his math, it turns out, isn’t so clear-cut.

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Kathryn Skelton in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Bangor Hydro’s parent company to buy northern Maine utility | Bangor Daily News

Bangor Hydro’s parent company to buy northern Maine utility – Bangor Daily News.