The refrigerator eats up 8 percent of the average household’s energy budget. New fridges are much more energy-efficient. Buy an Energy Star model, for the most energy savings over the life of the appliance. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Parking out of the sun and in the shade will help keep the car cool and slow fuel evaporation. It may also keep you from having to turn on the air condition quite so soon—or at all—once you’re back on the road. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
So far, 211 mayors representing 54 million Americans have joined the network, which pledges to uphold the goals of the worldwide agreement from which President Trump will withdraw. from staff report Portland Press Herald news story Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling announced Monday that Maine’s largest city will join the so-called Climate Mayors network in support… Continue Reading
Senator David Woodsome, Chair Representative Seth Berry, Chair Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities & Technology My name is Dylan Voorhees and I am the Clean Energy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). Thank you for allowing us to present this joint testimony on these two closely related bills. NRCM strongly supports… Continue Reading
Line dry your laundry. Air-drying clothes can be as fast as machine-drying in hot, dry weather. It not only saves energy, it puts less wear and tear on your clothes – and you get that sun-dried scent that laundry detergents are trying (and failing) to achieve. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to… Continue Reading
On bright days, open blinds, drapes, and shutters to let the sun light your home naturally, and for free. The cheapest and most energy-efficient light and heat source is often right outside your window. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
When buying a car, look at the sticker price AND the mileage. Consider a car that gets 30 miles per gallon versus one that gets 20. If you drive about 15,000 miles per year, at $3.50 a gallon at the gas pump that difference can cost or save you more than $4,000 in just five… Continue Reading
Keeping your refrigerator and freezer full help to retain the cool air and reduce the amount of time the appliance must run in order to keep your items cool or frozen. If your fridge and freezer aren’t full, put in plastic bottles 2/3 full of water. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to… 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