We highlight news stories and opinion pieces related to Maine’s land, air, water, and wildlife in our monthly News & Noteworthy. November 2023 Down East magazine featured NRCM CEO Rebeccah Sanders in their “Favorite Maine Place” feature this month. Read the full feature here. NRCM Sustainable Maine Director Sarah Nichols recently wrote a blog about the Read More
Cars and trucks are the primary culprits for air pollution in Maine, and we know that we must electrify our on-road vehicles in order to meet our climate goals. By driving electric vehicles in Maine, people are reducing air pollution that harms our environment, our health, and our economy. Learn ways Maine is using cleaner transportation to reduce climate-changing pollution.
NRCM was pleased to co-sponsor the Center for an Ecology-based Economy’s 9th annual Solar & EV Expo at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. This year, there was a celebration of CEBE’s expanded EV charging network. The event included: Electric bike and EV test drives and ride alongs A community solar co-op update EV 101 with Read More
At this webinar, NRCM and guests discussed how clean car standards can improve your driving experience, benefit your health, and protect our environment. This event featured the following speakers: Josh Caldwell, NRCM Climate & Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator Scott Vlaun, Executive Director of the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy Muhammed Patel, NRDC Clean Vehicle Advocate Read More
The Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick went electric earlier this year when it launched the Bookmobile, an electric transit van that has been designed to extend library services beyond the central library location. Transitioning to zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, like transit vans and delivery trucks, is an important step to reducing air pollution Read More
Thank you for joining us for Drive Electric Maine 2023, on Sunday, September 24th at the Back Cove Trail Parking Lot across from the Forest Avenue Hannaford in Portland. We hope you had a change to test drive exciting new models, talk with EV owners, and learn more about the state and federal EV incentives Read More
News release Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is considering adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) and Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rules. Today, advocates organized to urge the Board to adopt the life-saving rules. Today, Mainers from across the state spoke at a public hearing in Augusta to urge the Department of Read More
We’re pushing Maine to adopt stronger standards for clean cars and trucks that would give more Mainers the freedom to choose non-polluting cars. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection held a public hearing on these rules on Thursday, August 17th at 8:30 a.m. Public support of clean cars at the hearing will be essential in Read More
Zero-emission cars and trucks are becoming more common on Maine’s roads, and it’s no surprise. They’re quiet, fun to drive, easier to maintain, save drivers money on gas, and don’t pollute our clean air. These benefits have led to a situation where supply can’t meet the rising demand. That’s why the Natural Resources Council of Read More
Maine DEP will consider two new clean vehicle standards that will provide Mainers with cleaner air and greater access to zero-emission cars and trucks. Adopting the standards, known as the Advanced Clean Cars II and Advanced Clean Trucks rules, will help meet the growing demand for electric vehicles and ensure Mainers have access to a greater number of models, helping to lower sticker prices and hasten the transition away from expensive and polluting gas-powered cars and trucks.