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Category: Energy, Utilities and Technology

Jackson rural cell phone bill heads to governor’s desk

Posted: June 04, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate unanimously enacted a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would create a state plan to improve...

Lawrence bill to protect against hazardous substance leaks passes committee unanimously

Posted: May 23, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, LD 1720, “An Act To Amend the So-called Dig Safe Law,” received unanimous approval from the...

Committee backs Bellows bill to protect internet consumers’ privacy

Posted: May 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Tuesday voted to support Legislation introduced by Sen. Shenna...

Bellows introduces bipartisan bill to protect internet consumers’ privacy

Posted: May 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, would protect the private data of internet service provider customers. LD...

Sanborn bill would benefit community solar energy projects in Maine

Posted: March 29, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, would help expand community-based solar energy projects in Maine. LD 1127, “An...

Bill introduced to provide stable funding for vital wastewater infrastructure upgrades

Posted: February 15, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Rep. Jen Dechant, D-Bath, and now being steered by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to ensure a stable funding...

Sen. Miramant bill would expand renewable energy generation

Posted: February 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill submitted by Sen. Dave Miramant, D-Camden, would expand renewable energy generation. The bill – LD 273, “An Act To Require...

Sen. Carson presents bill to improve the record keeping of the Public Utilities Commission at public hearing

Posted: January 30, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill submitted by Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, to require the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to permanently keep all records of...

Sen. Lawrence to chair Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee for the 129th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mark W. Lawrence, D-York, has been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to chair the Joint Standing Committee on...

FEMA announces 13 Maine counties qualify for storm recovery grant

Posted: March 06, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, and Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, are reminding municipalities in Penobscot County that the Federal...