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Combined heat-and-power may be an energy market with promise in Maine

Mainebiz Summary Maine may be a prime candidate for emerging technologies associated with “micro combined heat and power production,” or microCHP. That’s because Maine, and the rest of New England, hit several criteria considered key to achieving the greater efficiencies and lower costs...

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Maine senators move to reauthorize the DOE's combined heat, power program

Dave Kovaleski, Daily Energy Insider Summary Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced legislation last week seeking to reauthorize and fund the Department of Energy’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) program for the next five years. ...

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University moves forward with renewable energy plan

Emily Turner, Maine Campus Summary On March 25, the University of Maine System board of trustees authorized the spending of up to $5.7 million to continue negotiations for a plan to shift the Orono campus from use of fossil fuels to renewable energy. This is the second phase of...

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Reducing energy costs focus of workshop Summary AUGUSTA — Helping Maine businesses explore the benefits of installing combined heat and power systems to reduce energy costs is the focus of a workshop scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Jewett Hall at the University of Maine at Augusta, 46...

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UMaine system takes a step toward powering Orono campus with wood and solar

Eesha Penharkar, Bangor Daily News Summary The University of Maine System trustees on Monday took a step toward allowing construction of a renewable energy source to power the University of Maine’s campus in Orono. At a meeting in Machias, trustees approved spending up to $5.7 million to...

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New UMaine energy proposal calls for biomass, solar

Tux Turkel, Press Herald Summary The University of Maine in Orono would get much of its heat and electricity from an on-campus Renewable Energy Center fueled by locally harvested wood and a huge solar array, according to a plan being negotiated by the university system and Honeywell...