Tag: Maine

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Maine to Vote on Program That Would Require Manufacturers Pay for Packaging Recycling Costs

March 5, 2024

Via: Waste360

The Maina Board of Environmental Protection is holding a public hearing this week on a new program that would require manufacturers to pay for the cost of recycling their packaging. “Producers of products, they’ll pay a fee based on the […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Maine Waste Plant Needs to Borrow $10M

May 20, 2020

Via: Waste360

A financially troubled six-month-old waste plant in Hampden, Maine is seeking to borrow $10 million for a series of upgrades. Since its opening in November, the Coastal Resources of Maine (CRM) plant has struggled to generate revenue. The plant has […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Health & Insurance, Social Services

Maine Wants To Take The Reins For Its Health Law Exchange From Federal Government

August 30, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Maine Gov. Janet Mills notified the Trump administration that the state wants to run its own marketplace instead of relying on the federal government. States with their own exchanges, such as California and Massachusetts, have used the added flexibility that […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Maine renews net metering as lawmakers prep new clean energy, utility reform bills

March 18, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The elimination of gross metering in Maine marks a shift in legislative priorities for the state, which clean energy advocates say has struggled through eight years of inaction or rollbacks on renewable power policy. LD 91 reestablishes retail rate net […]

Miscellaneous, Waste Management

Maine Committee Extends Waste Contract Deadline for Some Communities

July 12, 2016

Via: Waste360

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has approved draft permits for the $69 million MRC-Fiberight waste-to-energy plant. And now the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) has extended the deadline for some communities that are still considering the new 15-year waste contract […]