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Birds, noise vs. wind power
I was very disappointed that the Phoenix chose to endorse subsidizing the wind power industry.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, January 4, 2013
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| January 04, 2013
A device intended to cut air pollution, decrease our reliance on fossil fuels, and increase energy efficiency is under attack from a small but passionate group of activists who say the technology is harmful and invasive.
| October 26, 2012
Converge go back to basics
For most Bostonians of a certain age, Converge's Jane Doe (2001) is always going to be "that" record. But sentimentality aside, the metal/hardcore quartet's latest, All We Love We Leave Behind — out Tuesday on Epitaph — bangs right up against it.
| October 05, 2012
Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle
When you've got the Kennedys and the Koch brothers on the same side of an issue, it's hard to know what to think.
The story of the Cape Air clean-energy project
| June 15, 2012
The loss of the nascent container-ship line in Portland's harbor last week was not just a blow to the city's desired reputation as a shipping hub — but also to the environment.
| May 11, 2012
Restaurant composting closes another local-food loop
You — or your neighbor — may do it at home, but now area restaurants, hospitals, schools, and grocery stores are also reducing their waste and producing rich soil by turning food scraps and paper products into compost.
Eat your waste
| April 27, 2012
A few months after the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, my wife and I were wandering around the eastern part of that city and came upon a little antique shop, where the last vestiges of the old Communist ways were slowly being flushed out, much to the own
Energy prices – and sources
| February 03, 2012
Get it together
"Political leaders, no matter the party, often can be barometers for public sentiment."
| September 30, 2011
Talking trash with the League
The second site visit of the League of Young Voters' Portland 101 program, which Jeff Inglis outlined last week (see " Young Activists Explore Police Department ," September 23), took the group to ecomaine, the non-profit waste management facility locate
| September 30, 2011
Messy biomass, untold aftermath
Your "Biomass FAQ" sidebar ("Deval's Green Blues," September 2) does not reflect the impacts of biomass burning.
Letters to the Boston editors, September 30, 2011
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 30, 2011
Libertarian billionaire funds university enviro-lectures
The University of Maine at Machias announced last week that the campus will be welcoming its first Koch Speaker on Environmentalism and Freedom on October 6.
Koch Brothers Watch
| September 23, 2011
Simply put, biomass is any natural living or once-living substance that can be converted into energy.
Or, why it ain't easy burning green
KHADIJAH M. BRITTON
| September 02, 2011
Deval's Green Blues
The document in question contains the final regulations for the state's biomass subsidies, and according to environmentalists, the Patrick administration is planning to reverse its pre-election position — and fly in the face of good science — for the be
Long supported by the state's environmental organizations, Governor Patrick has started a war with them over biomass
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| September 02, 2011
Review: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
The little TV series with the can-do pipes rolls out a concert tour that's essentially a love-in with its fan base.
| August 19, 2011
This is why we're so $%&*^# hot
During last week's heat wave, air-quality sensors along coastal New England recorded "unhealthy" levels of pollution baked into the hazy, humid air.
| July 29, 2011
Estimates vary, but it's safe to say that restaurants and institutions (such as colleges or hospitals) waste tons of food every year; last September, a group of students at the College of the Atlantic noticed that their school was no exception.
| June 10, 2011
Phoenix Editorial: When Safety Isn't Enough
Interesting editorial from our sister paper, the Boston Phoenix, this week on the disaster in Japan:"Most people today," writes political philosopher John Gray, "think they...
| March 17, 2011
On the meaning of trash
Providence cultural center AS220 wraps up the fall edition of its Action Speaks! panel discussion series with an examination of that oft-ignored byproduct of America's consumerist culture: trash.
| October 22, 2010
Wind power craze
The White House brainstorms for the next election.
| October 15, 2010
Building a better world, by design
What if architects across America agreed to make every building they design 50 percent more energy-efficient — and keep improving until, by 2030, they're at carbon-neutral?
| October 08, 2010
Mo' money, fewer problems
Now is the time to weather- and winter-ize our homes, and not just because the temperatures are dropping (the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a milder-than-usual winter).
| October 01, 2010
Over the past few weeks, friends have posted pictures of defaced BP signs, or empty BP lots, on Facebook. There's a pretty big Boycott BP...
| June 23, 2010
Fee in lieu of parking vote -- TONIGHT!
Local sustainable transportation activists are making noise about tonight's Portland City Council meeting, which takes place at 7 pm at City Hall. Fees in lieu...
| June 21, 2010
The oil spill and energy efficiency
We've all seen the interactive map that places the Gulf oil spill on top of your hometown or region. (Around here, it would span from...
| June 18, 2010
New Life for Wind?
Just a day after the federal government gave approval for the controversial Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts, new hope for a stalled...
| April 29, 2010
Electricity deals don't generally scream "excitement." But Governor Carcieri's announcement of a 20-year agreement for National Grid to buy power from Deepwater Wind, the company...
| December 09, 2009
How much do lobbyists pay to get their way?
In 2008, corporations spent more than $3 million to hire lobbyists to protect their interests at the Rhode Island State House.
Special interests are big spenders at the State House
| March 18, 2009
Wind power and transmission
I write in this week's Phoenix about how booming wind power development will be hampered by limited ...
| February 12, 2009
Langevin on "aggressive" new energy-enviro panel
UPDATE: Release from Langevin's office: “I am proud to be a part of this energetic group ...
| January 27, 2009
Carcieri moves ahead with Deepwater
The gov's office has sent out a release with this news: Governor Donald L. Carcieri today announc...
| January 08, 2009
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