Broad Coalition of Businesses, Towns, and Advocates Praise Progress Augusta, ME – Bipartisan majorities in the Maine Senate and House have given final approval to a historic solar energy bill that would give residents, businesses, and towns more opportunities to invest in affordable solar power. LD 1711, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Dana Dow (R-Lincoln), is awaiting the signature of Governor Janet Mills, who has signaled she intends to sign it into law after campaigning on the need for more solar power in Maine.
Augusta, Maine – For the last five years Maine has ranked last in New England for solar energy generation and number of solar jobs per capita. A new bipartisan bill that received a public hearing today aims to reverse that trend by accelerating the development of more than 400 megawatts of solar power to serve residents, businesses, and towns across the state.
10 Business Owners Make up Entrepreneurship Class in Katahdin Region
Melissa Law of Bumbleroot Organic Farm asks congressional appropriators to support conservation, local/regional food, and beginning farmer programs that help producers thrive
Of the eleven winners of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2019 Maine Small Business Awards, four worked with CEI to plan and finance their growing enterprises. They are Ahmed Abbas of Ameera Bread in Portland, Rebecca and Troy Delano of Alfred’s Upholstery & Co. in Alfred, Kathleen O’Heron of Jynx Productions in Yarmouth and Amber Elliott of Alternative Wellness Services in Biddeford.
Machias, Maine- Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) has named Ruth Feldman as Program Director of the Women’s Business Center at CEI with a focus on rural Maine. She joins a team providing advice to women entrepreneurs across the state since 1995, when the Women’s Business Center at CEI was founded.
Augusta, ME – From shellfish growers and farmers to doctors and home-grown clean energy businesses, a wide range of Mainers testified today in support of a bipartisan bill to spark action on climate change.
The overall outlook is promising for Maine to develop scallop aquaculture.
Three capital providers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine come together to support renewable energy.
New Report from The Nature Conservancy and Coastal Enterprises, Inc. Recommends Strategies to Make Renewable Energy More Available, Accessible and Affordable Across the Region