Tag Archives: U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud

Federal government programs shun the potato — erroneously, say legislators | Bangor Daily News

Federal government programs shun the potato — erroneously, say legislators | Bangor Daily News

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Laid-off Fort Kent workers eligible for assistance | Bangor Daily News

Laid-off Fort Kent workers eligible for assistance | Bangor Daily News.

Early tidal power test in Eastport called a success | Bangor Daily News

EASTPORT, Maine — The Coast Guard’s 41-foot search and rescue boat eased away from the dock Tuesday morning, its batteries fully charged by electricity generated from the waters beneath its hull.

Since Aug. 18, a tidal energy generator developed by Ocean Renewable Power Co. has been producing clean, grid-compatible power for the Coast Guard boat. On Tuesday, the renewable power company and Coast Guard officials welcomed dignitaries and local residents to view up close what they described as the first-ever successful implementation of tidal energy at a federal facility.

 “This has put Eastport on the world map,” said Chris Sauer, president and CEO of ORPC. “Folks in Australia, the UK, Chile, New Zealand know all about Eastport, Maine. They’re watching us and hoping it happens to them.”

Sauer called Eastport the “Kitty Hawk” of the developing tidal power industry, which has the potential, he said, to become a $1 billion industry in the city.

Click for the rest of the story by Rich Hewitt in the Bangor Daily News.

Coast Guard celebrates tidal power project in Eastport | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Coast Guard celebrates tidal power project in Eastport | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Obama family in Maine for vacation

Obamas start vacation on MDI with bike ride | Bangor Daily News

Presidential vacations rarely go as smoothly as planned | Bangor Daily News

Maine’s ‘first’ tourists: State’s woods and waters have drawn presidents from Arthur to Bush | Bangor Daily News

Bar Harbor looks forward to Obama arrival | Bangor Daily News

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