clean energy

climate change

Bill to tax electric vehicles would take Maine down the wrong road

The state of Maine should be doing everything it can to promote the use of electric vehicles, because zero-emission transportation is an important part of combating man-made climate change, especially

climate change

Mainers at Standing Rock explain how you can help

Events are being held across the country (including in Maine) today in solidarity with those at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota who are resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dawn Hill

Maine Democrats attempt to steer election back to family and economic issues

After weeks of national and international attention to a series of violent and racist statements by Governor Paul LePage and attempts to hold him accountable, or the lack thereof, by

environment

Inside MDI’s grassroots movement to fight climate change

One year ago, a group of Mount Desert Island residents calling themselves the Climate Solutions Group began meeting regularly. Concerned about climate change and the lack of action on the

clean energy

The risky natural gas pipeline Mainers don’t know they’re on the hook for

Conservation Law Foundation attorney Ben Tettlebaum joins the Beacon podcast this week to discuss the decision by the members of the Maine Public Utilities Commission to ignore the recommendations of

environment

Study shows Mainers will save money with Clean Power Plan

Implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan could cut carbon emissions and save Maine consumers money, according to a new study by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Opponents of

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Environmental group fights back against Gov. LePage’s harassment

At a State House press conference today, members and staff of the Natural Resources Council of Maine spoke out against what they called a campaign of smears and harassment by

economy

Subsidizing this natural gas pipeline is a terrible deal for Maine

What future do we want? Maine’s energy policy can either move towards greater energy independence with citizens and businesses owning more of the production through harnessing our abundant solar and

Michael Timmons

As solar bill failed, Republican supporters hid from the vote

The last day of Maine’s legislative session on Friday saw a bevy of Governor Paul LePage’s vetoes either overruled or sustained, but none with more drama than the veto of

David Woodsome

Maine solar advocates plan “last stand” Friday at the State House

Supporters of comprehensive solar legislation vetoed by Governor Paul LePage on Wednesday are planning a State House rally on Friday that they’ve dubbed “the people’s Last Stand for Solar.” “On