Statement of Dylan Voorhees, Climate and Clean Energy Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “Today, the Maine House (105-40) and Senate (29-6) voted overwhelmingly in favor of a compromise solar bill to help build a prosperous future for Maine people through encouraging clean, locally produced solar power and the good jobs it delivers. The measure… Continue Reading
Listen to full news story. PORTLAND, Maine – The Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to scrap the 2015 Clean Water Rule, a move that concerns conservation groups and the state’s tourism industry. About half of Maine’s drinking water comes from surface water that is fed by small streams, said Nick Bennett, a… Continue Reading
We welcome a new My Maine This Week photographer this week—Barbara Heap of Readfield, Maine. Welcome Barbara! Barbara sent this beautiful photo of Smalls Falls in Madrid, Maine, to us right from her smartphone via NRCM’s NRCM Environment app. If you haven’t downloaded our free app from the iTunes store or Google Play, we encourage… Continue Reading
Make a natural bug repellant with 10 drops of eucalpytus or lemongrass oil and two tablespoons soybean oil mixed in a glass jar—dab it on your skin. Chemicals in many commercial insect repellents may cause skin irritation and swelling—and some have even been classified by the EPA as carcinogens, if ingested. To view more tips, click here…. Continue Reading
Does your car have an air conditioner? Run it intermittently, not constantly, to save fuel. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Recycling paper helps the environment several ways: it saves 7,000 gallons of water and three cubic yards in a landfill. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
You can buy inexpensive plastic spigots that screw onto a 2-liter soda bottle (of any brand). Fill the bottle with water, screw on the spigot, invert, and bury the spigot in the ground next to a large plant to provide it with a steady supply of water as needed. To view more tips, click here…. Continue Reading
The array off Highland Avenue is expected to generate about 12 percent of the electricity used by the city’s school and municipal buildings. by Kelley Bouchard, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story SOUTH PORTLAND — Construction of a solar array on the city’s capped landfill is expected to start in July after the… Continue Reading
The bill that just passed both chambers in a preliminary vote must have ongoing support. Portland Press Herald editorial There’s an energy boom underway in this country, and it’s not in the oil fields. Advances in solar power technology have brought down prices, putting photovoltaic panels in financial reach of millions of homeowners as well… Continue Reading