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NEWS UPDATE January 21, 2013

Maine DEP working on plan to ban gas blends with more than 10 percent ethanol

By Matthew Stone, BDN Staff  •    •  Posted January 21, 2013

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is preparing to wade into a national debate surrounding gasoline blends made up of more than 10 percent ethanol. The state agency is at work on a bill that would ban such gasoline blends in Maine if at least two other New England states go along with the prohibition. The legislation is not yet written, and the department is still working on final details. [ read more … ]

Under Obama, Spain’s Solar, Wind Energy Companies Invest Big In U.S.

Daniel Basteiro, Huffington Post  •    •  Posted January 21, 2013

“We’ve got to make sure we’re building sources of energy for the future, not just thinking about next year, but 10 years from now, 20 years from now,” President Barack Obama said last fall during the second presidential debate, before a skeptical Mitt Romney. “That’s why we’ve invested in solar and wind power, biofuels and energy-efficient cars.”
These words sounded like celestial music to Spanish energy companies, and Obama’s reelection has been cause for celebration here. Spanish companies have been leading developers of solar and wind power, and have invested billions of dollars in the U.S. in recent years. With America’s push to develop the clean energy even further, there is an opportunity to greatly increase Spain’s output in these sectors, beyond regional partners like Latin America. [ read more … ]

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