Entries Filed in 'Issue 23'

In Maine people will have an opportunity to invest in needed projects around the state with bond issues.

June 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Economy, Education, Issue 23, Issue 26, Maine's green energy potential, Photos

Gov. Baldacci talks about the importance of investing in bonds that will help educate thousands of Mainers in skilled professions
Gov. Baldacci talks about the importance of investing in bonds that will help educate thousands of Mainers in skilled professions
Critical to economic growth is building infrastructure that will lead to job opportunities. Officials from Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) and the University of Maine, as well as Brunswick-area legislators from the Midcoast celebrated the SMCC Midcoast Campus, which will be housed at the current Brunswick Naval Air Station (BNAS) to highlight the need for voters to approve a bond proposal on the ballot.

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72% of Mainers want federal climate and energy legislation

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Business & Innovation, Capitol news, Energy Issues, Issue 23

Sen. Kerry introduces federal climate change legislation
Sen. Kerry introduces federal climate change legislation
The “American Power Act,” federal clean energy and climate legislation sponsored by Senators Kerry and Lieberman, was introduced in Washington, D.C. today.

“I applaud Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman for their tireless work in drafting this important legislation. This legislation will put America on the path to a clean energy economy that will create American jobs building the solar panels, wind blades and the car batteries of the future. It will strengthen our national security by beginning to break our dependence on foreign oil. And it will protect our environment for our children and grandchildren,” said President Barack Obama.

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Earth day- energy day in Maine

April 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Energy Issues, Issue 23

The Environmental Leader certification program, a voluntary program run by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), engages Maine businesses in the effort to become better stewards of the environment.  A spokesperson displays a new LEED candle lightbulb which lasts 30,000 hours - a conventional bulb only lasts for 3,000.
The Environmental Leader certification program, a voluntary program run by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), engages Maine businesses in the effort to become better stewards of the environment. A spokesperson displays a new LEED candle lightbulb lasts 30,000 hours - a conventional bulb only lasts for 3,000.
Governor John E. Baldacci celebrated Earth Day with local businesses that are committed to implementing green practices, ranging from reducing waste, saving energy, buying local and using environmentally friendly cleaning products.
In his weekly radio address he expanded on the importance of Earth Day and green energy measures Maine is taking;

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which we celebrated on Thursday. Earth Day started quietly in Maine back in 1970, with events mostly on college campuses.But environmental advocacy and a commitment to the land, air and water have a long history here.Maine has always depended upon the natural world to attract people and to sustain our economy.

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Maine to Receive More than $9.5 Million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects

November 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Business & Innovation, Energy Issues, Issue 23, Maine's green energy potential

Washington, DC – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that DOE is awarding $9,593,500 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Maine to support clean energy projects across the state.

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Weatherization projects available to middle and low income Mainers

November 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Business & Innovation, Energy Issues, Issue 23, Maine's green energy potential

Margret Baker talks to Gov. Baldacci about heating costs while her daughter Nancy listens.
Margret Baker talks to Gov. Baldacci about heating costs while her daughter Nancy listens.
The community action People’s Regional Opportunity Program, (PROP), expanded their coverage from Portland to include Freeport. In October they began the weatherization retrofit of the home of Margret Baker with funds for weatherization projects through the Recovery Act.

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DOC is requesting applications for biomass heat & energy installation

November 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Community Maine, Energy Issues, Issue 23, Maine's green energy potential

The Department of Conservation is requesting applications for biomass heat and energy installation projects for funding through federal recovery act funds.

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Possible offshore windmill testing sites chosen

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Business & Innovation, Community Maine, Energy Issues, Issue 23, Maine's green energy potential

The Maine Department of Conservation has chosen four areas in state waters where developers may soon test offshore wind turbines.

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Take Flight- VOTE

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Issue 23, Photos

QUESTION 1: People’s Veto

An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom

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Governor Baldacci Joins Maine Families For Final GOTV Push For NO on 1

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Announcements, Community Maine, Issue 23, Public Safety

This week Governor John E. Baldacci with Maine families and volunteers including elected officials gathered at the home of Sally Dobres in Bangor to urge Maine people to vote NO on Question 1.

On Thursday the Governor appeared on the Rachael Meddow Show and talked about why he supports No on Question 1. He’s appeared on ABC and NBC and in an article in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/01/magazine/01fob-q4-t.html?scp=1&sq=Governor%20John%20Baldacci&st=cse
 
“In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions. I came to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage.
 
“The law guarantees that Maine citizens will be treated equally under Maine’s civil marriage laws, and that is the responsibility of government.

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Growing wind energy in Maine

October 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Energy Issues, Issue 23

Over 300 people attended the state’s first wind-energy conference, which covered small, medium, and large-scale wind development last October.

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