Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Maine energy’

Green Economy Key to Maine’s Economic Future

Green Economy Key to Maine’s Economic Future

The state’s top political leaders agree on one thing:  Maine’s economic future depends on developing the so-called “green” economy.  The strategy, being pushed by President Barack Obama, is aimed at breaking the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, especially imported oil.  Governor John Baldacci says it’s a strategy Maine is already pursuing. “The pellet initiative was [...]

Students on cutting edge of alternative energy

Students on cutting edge of alternative energy

 Thornton Academy students are conducting experiments on algae that will be used for alternative energy research. Irving Backman, a Newton Centre, Mass., resident who graduated from Thornton in 1943, has given a science class financial support to provide him with data on algae as he researches the likelihood of using the plant to make biodiesel. [...]


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