NRCM supports clean, efficient energy technologies and initiatives that benefit Maine. Learn more about what they are, why we support them, and why you should too!
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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 harms. 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 meet Maine’s needs 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. This must include increased public investments for energy efficiency.
In addition to energy efficiency, Maine needs to continue to clean up its energy mix. Clean energy sources such as wind and solar are widely available today. NRCM strongly supports initiatives that encourage clean solar energy and appropriately sited wind projects because they provide tremendous benefits to the people and wildlife of Maine.
We invite you to learn more about the benefits of clean, sustainable energy, and the successes NRCM has had for clean energy policies and initiatives in Maine.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine, the City of Ellsworth, and the Ellsworth Green Plan launched an initiative called Weatherize Ellsworth to provide information and save residents money on home improvements that save energy. People who live in Ellsworth or adjacent towns are eligible to participate. See the full list of towns at www.weatherizeellsworth.org.
Weatherize Ellsworth will help make homes more efficient. Learn more about this initiative.