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June 27, 2013

Maine Legislature passes energy measure, bill to allow UMaine to compete for wind power project

By Scott Thistle, Sun Journal  •    •  Posted 2013-06-27 11:55:09

A bill that aims to help Maine end its heavy dependence on heating oil was passed into law late Wednesday after the state Senate unanimously rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the measure. The measure is aimed at expanding New England’s natural gas infrastructure, boosting funding for energy efficiency, lowering businesses’ electricity costs and making it more affordable for residents to abandon oil heat. [ read more … ]

Obama calls Congress’ relevance into question with climate plan

John McArdle and Emily Yehle, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2013-06-27 11:55:28

President Obama used his high-profile climate change speech Tuesday to try to drive a nail into the coffin of Congress’ relevance when it comes to leading the country, and the world, to a lower-carbon future. One day later, several lawmakers declared that reports of Congress’ irrelevance in the climate change debate had been greatly exaggerated. [ read more … ]

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