Decorate your house with LED lights—they save energy and money. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Keeping your refrigerator out of direct sunlight or away from your stove can save on your electric bill. It takes as much as 2 1/2% more power for each degree the surrounding temperature is above 70 degrees. If moving the fridge isn’t an option, block it from direct sunlight and create a buffer between it Read More
Hosting Thanksgiving? Skip disposable utensils and show off your special china. Cloth napkins add warmth and cut down on waste. Compost food scraps, and fill your dishwasher to capacity—on average, they use between seven and 15 gallons of heated water per wash. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Read More
Paint the walls and ceilings in your home a light color—preferably white. More outside light will reflect around the room, reducing the need for electric lights at dawn and dusk. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Slow cookers such as crock pots typically use less electricity than a traditional oven. Bonus: letting food cook all day means a meal is ready when you get home after work or errands. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By Janice Cooper, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed In my younger days, I canoed and rafted down many American rivers, including the Allagash and the mother of all whitewater rapids, the Colorado. I held on for dear life as we tossed our way through the Grand Canyon, thinking, “There is no better Read More
by Steve Collins, Staff Writer Sun Journal news story LEWISTON — Whether Central Maine Power should get permission to construct its proposed 145-mile electrical transmission line between Quebec and Lewiston drew sharp comments Wednesday during a session sponsored by the Sierra Club at City Hall. The $950 million project would deliver power generated by Hydro-Québec Read More
By Lisa Pohlmann, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed Central Maine Power is pushing for a huge transmission line that would cross large areas of Maine’s undeveloped North Woods, including the famous Kennebec Gorge. The line would allow Hydro-Quebec, a government-owned Canadian company, to sell its electricity at a premium in Massachusetts. The Read More
We need closer-to-home renewables that actually reduce emissions by Deb Pasternak, interim chapter director, Massachusetts Sierra Club Commonwealth Magazine op-ed Massachusetts electric distribution companies submitted long-term hydro electricity supply contracts to the Department of Public Utilities for review recently. The Massachusetts Sierra Club believes strongly that these contracts are not the right way to get Read More