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Category: Energy, Utilities and Technology

Sen. Lawrence appointed chair of Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee

Posted: December 14, 2020

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, has been appointed to serve as Senate chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and...

Sen. Lawrence issues statement supporting offshore wind energy research and development in Gulf of Maine

Posted: November 24, 2020

AUGUSTA — Last week, Gov. Mills announced that Maine will create the nation’s first floating offshore wind research array in the Gulf of Maine....

Vitelli introduces bill related to Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted: January 23, 2020

AUGUSTA — Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, on Thursday introduced a bill to clarify a provision in Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standards that...

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...