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Westbrook company gets $875,000 solar energy grant to improve smart grid technology

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said today that Pika Energy in Westbrook is getting a $875,000 Department of Energy Grant to improve technology for managing electric grids to take advantage of solar power and other sources of clean energy

King Reintroduces Legislation to Support Affordable, Renewable, Home-Grown

Following an event last month at Mt. Abram Ski Resort in Greenwood to highlight the economic and environmental benefits of biomass, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today fulfilled his pledge to reintroduce the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2015, legislation that incentivizes the development of biomass as an affordable, clean, and home-grown source of energy.

King, Collins Announce Legislation to Support Cheap, Clean, Home-Grown Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME) today introduced legislation, cosponsored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), that would recognize and promote the economic and environmental benefits of biomass thermal energy. TheBiomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013, or BTU Act, would amend the federal tax code to incentivize biomass energy, as it already does for several other forms of renewable energy. Currently, a host of renewable energy technologies qualify for investment tax credits for capital costs incurred in residential and commercial installations. This legislation seeks to achieve parity between those renewable systems and thermal biomass systems

Governors Urge Congress to Fully Fund Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

AUGUSTA, DC - September 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Paul LePage joined with 13 other Governors across the country to submit a letter requesting Congress fully fund the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) this winter. In a letter written to the leadership of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Governors requested that the LIHEAP program be funded at last year’s levels in any funding agreements for FFY 2013. This includes a potential six-month continuing resolution to fund the federal government through March 2013.

SENATOR COLLINS CO-SPONSORS RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY STANDARD BILL

Washington, D.C. - September 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Susan Collins recently joined her colleagues, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), in introducing bipartisan legislation that would set targets for utilities to obtain an increasing percentage of electricity supplies from renewable sources

MaineHousing announces new down payment assistance promotion to start December 1

AUGUSTA, ME - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MaineHousing current popular Gift of Green promotion ends November 30, but the agency will have a new promotion in place to help first-time homebuyers with their down payment and closing costs, MaineHousing Director Dale McCormick said.

Governor Addresses Affordable Housing Conference

AUGUSTA, ME - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci today delivered opening remarks at the 2009 Maine Affordable Housing Conference at the Augusta Civic Center. The conference, hosted by MaineHousing, highlighted many innovations undertaken at the State level to address housing issues during these challenging economic times.

Groundbreaking at Augusta Greentree Apartments

AUGUSTA - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Groundbreaking ceremonies for the rehab of the Greentree Apartments in Augusta, one of the first housing developments in the country to receive funding under the Exchange portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will occur at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (September 24) at 45 New England Road

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Maine will present first President’s Award to MaineHousing...

PORTLAND, ME - June 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Maine will present its first ever President’s Award to MaineHousing Director Dale McCormick at the Association’s annual meeting Wednesday at the Holiday Inn West in Portland.

Treasurer Lemoine Joins Investors’ Call for a ‘Green Recovery’

Augusta, ME - January 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Maine Treasurer Dave Lemoine joined a group of 43 public and private investors calling upon Congress to include significant funding for energy efficiency, clean energy and clean transportation in the economic stimulus bill being debated this week on Congress.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Process Goes Live Today

60-day Bidding Process Opens for First-in-the-Nation Carbon Emissions Allowances Auction AUGUSTA, ME - Jul 30 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)...

Schools to be Honored for Energy Efficiency Improvements

(AUGUSTA)— Seven school systems are being recognized by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for taking steps towards improved energy efficiency and reducing...

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces...

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.

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April is National Safe Digging Month – Contractors and Homeowners Urged...

As the agency charged with enforcing safe digging practices in Maine, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) is urging all those who dig to take advantage of the resources available in Maine that will help avoid costly and dangerous damage to underground utility facilities