Sens. Collins, King Announce More Than $5.3 Million for Ocean Renewable Power Company in...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) will receive $5,350,000 through the Department of Energy to enhance the performance of its tidal turbine system.  ORPC was one of 10 organizations across the country to receive funding to support the development of a commercially viable marine and hydrokinetic industry

King, EPA Administrator Tour Westbrook Farm, Hold Roundtable for Maine Farmers on Clean Water...

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy toured Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook and held a roundtable with agricultural officials from across the state to discuss the EPA’s Clean Water Rule and its impact on farmers in Maine

King Welcomes White House Report on Steps to Strengthen Broadband Infrastructure

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a strong proponent of expanding digital access and increasing investment in broadband infrastructure, issued the following statement this morning after the White House Broadband Opportunity Council yesterday released its report and recommendations on broadband deployment throughout the United States

King Announces $521,000 in Grant Funding for Western Maine Community Action Funding will help...

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $521,000 to Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) to help Mainers navigate and enroll in health coverage options offered through the federally-facilitated marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

Collins, King Announce Northern Border Regional Commission Investments in Six Maine Communities Totaling More...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,356,000 in grant funding to six different projects across Maine to improve or upgrade local infrastructure and encourage private sector investment in their communities.

King Introduces Bill to Boost Maine’s Waterfront Communities

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that he has introduced legislation aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities in Maine and make them more resilient in the face of a changing environment. The Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act will support community efforts to make the most of water resources by attracting water-dependent industries and investments that leverage water sustainability, revitalizing neighborhoods and enhancing recreation and tourism

King Secures Provisions in Energy Bill to Help States Modernize Electricity Grid

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today spearheaded the passage of an amendment through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would provide badly-needed federal guidance to states as they work to settle disputes over the future of distributed energy resources

King Introduces Bills to Promote Biomass and Hydropower Electricity Production in Maine

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced today that he has introduced two pieces of legislation that would encourage and safeguard the use of Maine’s natural resources to generate renewable electricity. The Working Forests for Clean Energy Act would ensure that emissions generated from sustainably-harvested biomass would be considered carbon neutral under the President’s proposed Clean Power Plan, and the Small Hydropower Dependable Regulatory Order (Small HyDRO) Act of 2015 would streamline a cumbersome federal licensing process for hydroelectric dams

On Earth Day, King Reintroduces Bill to Encourage Marine and Hydrokinetic Power Investment

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senate Climate Action Task Force, today reintroduced legislation that would encourage the research and development of renewable energy generated through waves, currents, ocean tides, and free-flowing water in lakes and rivers, known as marine and hydrokinetic power.


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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