By Fred Bever, MPBN staff Maine Public Broadcasting Network news story State regulators Tuesday approved investing $40-plus million a year to improve energy efficiency in Maine. There was some wrangling over the budget numbers, and ultimate agreement among most stakeholders, but some conservation groups say the Public Utilities Commission should have done more to save Read More
NRCM supports energy efficiency technologies and initiatives that benefit Maine. For too long, Maine—and the U.S.—has been reliant upon fossil fuels for our energy needs. These dirty energy sources—oil, coal, gas—contribute to global warming pollution and other air pollution that leads to serious health and environmental issues in Maine. This addiction to dirty energy also hinders progress toward the increased energy independence our country and our state need.
NRCM's top energy priority is advocating for greater energy efficiency and conservation, as that is consistently the cheapest, cleanest way to combat Maine’s environmental problems while reducing energy pollution.
Maine has created momentum and infrastructure for energy efficiency improvements. Now, Maine needs a longer-term strategy to maximize energy efficiency and weatherization in our homes and businesses, boost business growth, and slash energy costs.
Environmentally friendly retirement communities are sprouting up around the country as retiring baby boomers get serious about sustainability. By Meredith Goad, Staff Writer Maine Sunday Telegram news story FALMOUTH — When Bill and Margot Gatchell come in from sea kayaking, they warm up in a home that’s heated by 14 solar panels. When they want Read More
Their Actions Could Cost as Many Jobs as the Madison Mill Closure News Release by Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals At a State House news conference today, leaders of solar companies across Maine decried the attack on their industry by Governor LePage and his allies, including House Minority Leader Ken Fredette. In the wake Read More
By Gene Lynch II, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed The Aroostook Medical Center, or TAMC, is the northern member of the Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems network, located in Presque Isle. TAMC is the largest provider of health care in our region and the largest employer in all of Northern Maine. We are Read More
Fox-22 Bangor news story BANGOR – Energy efficiency was the focus of a press conference Tuesday morning at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Maine Medical facility representatives touted energy conservation as the way to provide better health care. “Usually they are driven not purely by efficiency but by the will and desire to improve patient comfort Read More
by Taylor Kinzler WABI-TV news story Energy conservation in the workforce can have many benefits. Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor has seen that firsthand since implementing an environmentally sound project. “That’s how we can save money for patients because for every dollar that we spend on energy, it’s 20 dollars that we have to Read More
WCSH-6 TV news story BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Representatives from some of Eastern Maine’s hospitals say they don’t want the state legislature to take away money given to them from a regional energy efficiency program. They, along with the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) say investing that money in energy saving projects cuts Read More
News Release Today, leaders of major hospitals In Bangor, Aroostook County, and Mid-Coast Maine joined together with a top commercial building efficiency expert and the head of Maine’s leading environmental group to focus on the financial benefits of hospital energy efficiency improvements that have been funded by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). They gathered Read More
Bangor Daily News editorial The best way to reduce energy costs is to use less energy. That’s the premise behind Efficiency Maine, a state program that supports energy efficiency projects by businesses and homeowners. The governor’s office, through LD 1398, proposes to divert money from Efficiency Maine Trust and use the funds to reduce electricity Read More