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What’s really behind high gas prices

Fingers crossed that we've seen the worst of it — analysts say gas prices won't go any higher than the April 6 peak of $3.94 per gallon — but filling up your tank this summer is still going to cost a big chunk of change.
Priming the Pump
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 04, 2012

Will the next Keystone fight happen in New England?

We may have narrowly avoided Keystone XL (for now), but local environmental activists say that Maine and New England are not safe from "the dirtiest oil on earth," with a huge Canadian oil company seeking other routes to pump crude oil out of Alberta.
Dirty business
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 10, 2012
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Twelve sweet ideas for Maine in 2012

With the new year upon us, we're looking into the future to see what things will be making Maine better in the coming 12 months. Here's a selection of things we'll be watching — and you should, too.
Better by the dozen
By DEIRDRE FULTON, JEFF INGLIS, AND NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 06, 2012
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Biomass FAQ

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
By KHADIJAH M. BRITTON  |  September 02, 2011

Killing ethanol

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.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2011
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Maine nuke reports missing

With Japan in the midst of the most serious nuclear power plant mishap since Chernobyl, Mainers may have been looking for reassurances regarding the spent fuel stranded at what was once Maine Yankee.
Seeking solace
By COLIN WOODARD  |  April 01, 2011


Future-proofing

You may have seen Sludgey, a/k/a the Last Barrel of Oil, distributing handbills around Portland on First Friday.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 18, 2011
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Electric cars: Rhode Island plugs in

“I’m not a car guy,” says Al Dahlberg, sitting in his office on a recent afternoon.
Can the smallest state make the biggest use of electric cars — and help save the world?
By DAVID SCHARFFENBERG  |  November 12, 2010