clean energy

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Maine’s future depends on immediate action on climate change

On Saturday, more than 2,000 Mainers marched to the State House in Augusta to demand action on climate change at both the state and federal levels. They made a compelling

clean energy

Gov. LePage is gaslighting Maine

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn Ben and Mike discuss Gov. LePage’s tax remarks (and whether they’re a malicious lie or just betray a basic ignorance) and the Republicans’

environment

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

clean energy

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.

Maine Legislature

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

corporate influence

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

clean energy

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

environment

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