Tux Turkel

Tux Turkel

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Latest Articles by Tux Turkel

April 8, 2014

Portland energy expo plans to promote pellet heat systems

Fuel providers say the heating method lags in Maine due to a lack of public awareness.

April 8, 2014

Maine DEP asks First Wind to re-prove its financial capacity

The state wants to make sure the developer, which lost a key funding source in a court ruling, can afford to finish four projects in Maine worth $1 billion.

April 7, 2014

Maine energy company to test the waters in Alaska

Ocean Renewable Power adapts its tidal-power generators to fast-moving rivers and plans to gauge their potential in a remote Eskimo village.

April 1, 2014

With partnership in limbo, First Wind seeks to borrow $75 million

The developer says its effort to raise money for power projects is unrelated to a court ruling setting aside its joint venture with Emera.

March 26, 2014

'Smart meters' pose no health risk, Maine regulators say

The preliminary finding deals a blow to activists who say the technology harms humans. They have until April 11 to appeal the report.

March 25, 2014

Companies want to build multimillion-dollar power lines through Maine

An expected request-for-proposals from New England’s governors is attracting interest.

March 20, 2014

LePage slams ‘green’ energy at clean-tech business forum

The governor repeats calls for more natural gas infrastructure. He also aims a personal attack at Senate President Justin Alfond, calling him 'a little rich boy.'

March 18, 2014

Wind industry growth at stake in Maine talks on fate of joint venture

A court decision forces the PUC to review the legality of the Emera Inc.-First Wind partnership.

March 10, 2014

CMP wants Mainers who generate their own power to pay more

The company says in a rate case that it's trying to cover its service costs, but critics say a higher charge would crush renewable-power investment.

March 10, 2014

Northeast Wind Summit comes to Maine, though welcome mat's not fully out

Politics aside, market demand is driving business deals, organizers say.