Do you wish your heating bills were just a little bit lower and your home just a little bit more comfortable? Have you thought about making your home more energy efficient but aren’t sure where to start? Would you like to save money while reducing oil dependence and air pollution? The Natural Resources Council of… Continue Reading
Today, a bill passed unanimously by the Maine Legislature has become law, reauthorizing Maine to remain part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) through 2030, and ensuring deeper pollution cuts from power plants. LD 1657, sponsored by Rep. Ralph Tucker, was prepared by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection after the nine northeast states… Continue Reading
Good morning Senator Hamper, Representative Gattine, and members of the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs. My name is Nick Bennett and I am the Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. I am testifying neither for nor against LD 897. NRCM supports providing funding for combined heat and power (CHP) for saw… Continue Reading
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Efficiency Maine is offering up to $1,500 in incentives. By improving your heating systems, weatherizing your home, or making other improvements you can earn money and save money. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
by Lori Valigra Mainebiz news story Maine could stand to earn a maximum of $22.5 million and a minimum of $13.7 million a year through 2030, depending on how much and how fast the state plans to cut pollution in coming years, a recent National Resources Defense Council analysis shows. Maine and the five other… Continue Reading
Imagine if we could keep in-state the $6 billion we spend annually on energy? By George Smith Central Maine newspapers column Maine has lots of energy, or the potential for it. As I sat through the interesting E2Tech conference on “Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies,” I kept staring at the beautiful wood fireplace in… Continue Reading
By Tom Tietenberg, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed In 2005, Maine and eight other northeastern and mid-Atlantic states banded together to create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reduce carbon emissions. The initiative is a form of carbon pricing. It sets an annual cap on the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions… Continue Reading
By Sean Faircloth and Ethan Strimling, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed Climate change is an urgent threat. That fact doesn’t change regardless of who is in the White House. In 2015, the U.S. finalized one of the most historic, bipartisan policies to tackle climate change, the Clean Power Plan. In fact, both… Continue Reading