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We're supporting local, sustainable agriculture

Maine has so many healthy, local farms, but we import more of our food from out of state than any other state in the continental U.S. Too much of this imported food comes from big factory farms that pollute waterways, foul the air and fuel global warming. We’re working to change this by enabling Maine’s small, sustainable farms to feed more of our state.

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Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across the country. The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed today as it did in 2002. With solar module prices coming down, increasing national awareness of solar energy, and a growing legion of solar businesses large and small, solar power is emerging as a mainstream energy solution with widespread benefits for our health, our economy and the environment. Environment Maine's new report, "Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution," explores this trend.

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Bangor Daily News: Report putting Portland behind other cities in solar adoption renews policy push

Solar energy advocates said Tuesday that a report showing Portland behind most cities in harvesting power from the sun warrants renewed state support for solar power installations...

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Portland Press Herald: Advocates give Portland heat over lack of solar power

Portland lags most other major U.S. cities in generating electricity with solar panels, according to a study released Tuesday by Environment Maine...

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WABI 5: Environmentalists Release Solar Report In Maine

Environmentalists and Portland Mayor Michael Brennan are releasing a report about the growth of solar power in American cities.

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Portland Phoenix: Not Giving Up

The wind and chilly drizzle did nothing to dampen the spirit of anti-tar sands ralliers in Deering Oaks Park last Saturday, May 17. The event was held as part of a nationwide “Day of Action Against Dirty Fuels,” and, as speaker after speaker told the crowd of about 45 people, they don’t come much dirtier than tar sands...

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