News & Notes: Renewable Energy


Action Alert: Push Back Against Mining Pollution in Maine

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

We need your help to defend against mining pollution and the threat it poses to clean water in Maine. Weak mining rules were defeated in 2014 and 2015 that would have allowed dangerous mines near some of Maine’s most treasured places. Unfortunately, in January, the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) again passed weak rules to …

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Action Alert: Rally Against Proposed Anti-solar Net Metering Rules

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed the most extreme anti-solar net metering rules in the country. We need your help to fight these changes! Please join us at a rally and public hearing at the PUC on Monday, October 17. What: Solar Rally and Public Hearing When: Monday, October 17, rally at noon, public …

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Action Alert: They’re Back! Help Us Defeat Weak Mining Rules!

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Even though Maine’s Legislature has twice overwhelmingly defeated bad mining rules that would have allowed dangerous mines near some of our state’s most treasured places, the mining rules are back. Let the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) know you oppose the proposed  weak mining rules by testifying at a public hearing next Thursday or by emailing them [email protected] Board …

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Action Alert: Speak Up and Protect Brook Trout Waters

Monday, July 25th, 2016

We wanted to let you know about an upcoming Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) rulemaking process that includes proposals to protect ponds identified as brook trout waters through Brook Trout Survey volunteer efforts, including proposals to add Moose Pond and Little Fowler Pond to the state’s list of “Heritage” Brook Trout Waters. We …

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Action Alert: Explore What Comes Next for Solar In Maine

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Join us for a series of forums around the state that will help answer your questions and explore what comes next for solar in Maine. The series, entitled The Future of Solar in Maine, will bring leading voices on the issue to communities across the state. Forums are planned for: Waterville: Thursday, June 23 Bangor: Tuesday, June 28 Rockport: Tuesday, …

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Lawmakers uphold LePage veto, killing bill to boost solar energy

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Solar Rally at the State House

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Join Maine Audubon and our Solar for ME coalition partners for a big solar rally at the State House next Wednesday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP for the solar rally! Maine is already in last place for solar in the region, but Governor LePage and his allies are working hard to further roll back solar in …

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Action Alert: Maine’s solar industry is under attack. Please act now!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Help us stop the attack on Maine’s solar industry! Contact your legislators today. Last week, the Energy Committee voted along political party lines on the solar bill (LD 1649) — Democrats supporting and Republicans against. This was a disappointing partisan vote, especially considering the overwhelming public support shown at the public hearing when 150 Maine people …

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Action Alert! Speak Up for Solar

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Maine Audubon supports the comprehensive solar legislation that was announced recently. We need you to help us support this historic bill. Take Action! Please attend the public hearing before the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee and speak in support of LD 1649.  When: Wednesday, March 16, 1:00pm Where: Room 211 of the Cross Office Building in Augusta If you …

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Action Alert! Speak Up for Solar

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Please help make solar power more accessible and put Maine on the path for steady growth of solar by asking your legislators to support LD 1263, An Act to Increase Jobs and Promote Investment in Maine’s Economy through Increased Access to Solar Energy, (Sponsored by Rep. Sara Gideon). Take Action: Speak up for solar power: …

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