Don't expect your power lines to turn green from the green electrons running through them.  But the more home-grown renewable power we can feed into the grid, the less natural gas we'll be importing.

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Maine's Conversation About Green Power From the Grid

"The Grid"  is the network of power lines that transport and deliver electricity to most of our homes and businesses. We can buy the standard offer energy supply, which comes mostly from natural gas, or we can buy energy made from renewable sources. We welcome your questions and answers about green grid power and the smart grid here.  Join the conversation today and check back here often!

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10/28/2011 - 2:08pm

On October 27, 2011, a coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals announced a new citizens initiative to increase clean energy in Maine in order to increase energy independence, create jobs, control energy costs and cut pollution. The coalition has established a new group, Maine Citizens for Clean Energy, which is beginning to gather signatures for the November 2012 ballot.

10/26/2011 - 12:51pm

Several years ago, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce led out and created the “GoGreen Expo” to support the region’s emerging green and sustainability sectors.  This year, the Chamber will expand this popular event to include businesses from four "pillars", matched to Maine’s major emerging business sectors: Health & Wellness, Innovation &

10/21/2011 - 3:06pm

On November 15, 2001, you can learn about a new initiative to develop the Clean Tech Corridor, a collaborative effort to help develop clean technology companies within Maine and throughout the Northeast.

10/21/2011 - 9:30am

The closing of the Brunswick Naval Air Station leaves behind over 3,000 acres of prime real estate with close to 2 million square feet of commercial and industrial space, a world class aviation complex, and 1,000 acres of open space.

10/16/2011 - 3:13pm

Opportunity Maine has organized a forum to discuss and set priorities for securing Portland's clean energy future. It is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 185 High St. in Portland.

Presenters include:
Opportunity Maine
Energy Circle
Upright Frameworks
ReVision Energy

10/03/2011 - 10:08pm

Preliminary results are now available for a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that explores the challenges of integrating large amounts of renewable energy such as wind power into electrical grids.

09/21/2011 - 2:42pm

On November 2-4, 2011, Infocast is offering a "Power Generation Summit" in Washington, DC, devoted to transition, retrofit, expansion and replacement strategies for older, carbon-emitting power plants.

09/10/2011 - 4:44pm

DOE's Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will be presenting several webcasts in September. TAP webcasts will continue to explore best practices and technical information for state, city, county, and tribal energy practitioners.

Registration is now open for the September webinars, which will address a range of topics, including:

08/19/2011 - 4:03pm

On October 24-26, 2011, Infocast offers a workhop in Philadelphia called, " Monetizing Grid Services", to cover how today’s new market rules are making it possible to capture revenue flows for distributed energy services AND where the hottest smart grid 2.0 investment opportunities will be in the new environment.

08/05/2011 - 12:58pm

“Once the big investments in this most CO2-intensive fossil fuel are made...well, fait accompli. The price at the pump is kept low, for another half-decade, anyway, and then forget about investments in electric cars, or in infrastructure to power transportation with renewable energy.”