ENERGY

Gov. Janet Mills and two environmental groups are signing on to Central Maine Power's bid to build a controversial new transmission line through western Maine's forests. That significantly broadens the coalition of interests supporting the project, but the deal is also drawing fire from other environmental groups, grassroots opponents and some renewable energy developers in Maine.

ISO New England's control room.
ISO New England

The energy grid in New England has a "strong foundation," but its growing reliance on natural gas and renewable sources increases the risk of not being able to meet the region's demands during the winter, according to the organization that operates the system.

Federal regulators still appear poised to re-license Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, despite requests to delay.

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing on the issue Wednesday night was packed with industry workers and residents from New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Winter is back with a vengeance. And this year, New England is using a new method to ensure the electric grid can work reliably through cold, snow and ice. It’s called “Pay for Performance,” and it’s a competitive market system that rewards power generators for efficiency, and punishes them for poor execution.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vermont, stopped operations in December 2014.
United States Nuclear Regulatory Comission / Creative Commons

The owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says it has completed the sale of the plant to a demolition company. 

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