Senate Passes Energy and Water Funding Bill Supporting Critical Infrastructure, Energy Projects in Maine

With the support of U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate today passed the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, bipartisan legislation that funds U.S. Department of Energy programs and critical water infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Senators Collins, King Announce Funding for the State of Maine for the Development of...

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced today that the Maine Governor’s Energy Office, in partnership with Maine organization E2Tech, has been awarded $284,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the Maine Energy Planning Roadmap project that will establish a stakeholder-driven strategy to meet energy objectives set in the 2015 GEO Comprehensive Energy Plan. A second grant for $592,000 was awarded for the design of a “Regional Roadm

In Energy Committee, King Advocates for Stronger, More Reliable Electricity Grid

During consideration of a broad bipartisan energy bill in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) advocated for an amendment that would move America’s electricity system into the 21st century by promoting individual energy independence and bolstering national security. The amendment, which mirrors the Free Market Energy Act of 2015, which Senator King introduced earlier this year would also encourage innovation in cutting-edge energy technologies and help create jobs

EPA Recognizes Bowdoin College for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine is being recognized by EPA with a 2015 Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award. CHP technology produces electricity and useful heat simultaneously from a single energy source, such as natural gas, oil, or biomass. For hospital systems and universities, CHP systems can also provide reliability benefits which ensure that these facilities’ operations can continue in the event of power outages

USDA Rural Development Announces 13 Businesses to Receive Grants Totaling $119,700 for Energy Projects...

USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah announced today that 13 Maine businesses have been selected to receive grants under the USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Senator Collins’ Statement on Committee Approval of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, voted today to approve the Energy and Water Development spending bill for the 2016 fiscal year. The bill now awaits consideration by the full Senate.<

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...


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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