March 10, 2011 - more natural gas in Maine?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I had a great time at yesterday's Focus the Nation event at Northern Maine Community College.  I was honored to be among great speakers and experts on renewable energy and other energy issues.  Thanks to all who were involved.

In the meantime, a news story has broken about the Kennebec Valley Gas Company's plans to build a $70 million 56-mile natural gas pipeline running through 12 communities from Richmond to Madison by 2013.  As I've noted before, natural gas can be an inexpensive energy source compared to oil, a condition that some experts (like the U.S. Energy Information Administration) believe will continue for the next 15 or more years.  For a fossil fuel, generating electricity from natural gas using modern technologies can also have relatively fewer emissions of carbon dioxide, NOx and SOx per kilowatt-hour generated than other alternatives like oil or coal.  It will be interesting to see what happens.

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