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Maine ripe for energy-efficiency savings, study says

Maine homes and businesses could trim their overall electricity consumption by 16 percent over the next decade by installing more-efficient lights, equipment and appliances, a new study for Efficiency Maine Trust has concluded.

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New wind farm completed in Hancock County

 A new, 19-turbine wind farm in Hancock County, which has the capacity to supply the average energy needs of 18,000 homes, has been completed.

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Report: Tax Incentives Vital for Wind Power Development

Renewable energy advocates in Maine issued a report today spelling out what they believe must be done to make offshore wind power a reality. The report details what supporters see as the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind in Maine. 

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Mainers gain on oil-free objective

The sound of heating systems coming to life this month is a rude awakening, following a warm and sunny summer. But it's a sound that's being heard less often in Maine, when it comes to oil heat.

The amount of heating oil burned in Maine homes in 2010 declined to levels not seen since 1984. Consumption has been falling steadily since 2004 and is expected to continue
The total amount of heating oil burned in Maine households was cut by more than half from 2004 to 2010, to about 189 million gallons.

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New Report: A Turning Point for Maine Offshore Wind Energy

Maine can protect the environment and create jobs while powering our homes and businesses with local, clean energy, but only if our elected officials and regulators take the right steps now, according to a new report released today by the National Wildlife Federation, Environment Maine, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Conservation Law Foundation and others. The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife & Secure America’s Energy Future details the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind energy, potential obstacles to progress, and a prosperous path forward.

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