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
By Fred Bever Maine Public news story The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nine-state carbon-pricing program known as RGGI, has continued to bolster Northeast economies even as its environmental goals grew more ambitious, according to the latest three-year report on RGGI by the Analysis Group. The report was commissioned by a group of charities and… Continue Reading
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
Many appliances use incredibly large amounts of energy even when they’re turned off. Unplug all appliances when not in use – and that includes the power strip, which also nibbles at your electricity budget. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Typical American washing machines that load from the top can use as much as 45 gallons of water. A front-loading washing machine can use as little as 15 gallons of water per load. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Mainebiz news story A bill passed unanimously by the Maine Legislature to remain part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative through 2030 became law without the governor’s signature. LD 1657, “An Act To Update the Allowance Budget for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” was prepared by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection after nine… 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 in opposition to LD 953. NRCM supports the use of woody biomass for energy. Wood is a renewable,… Continue Reading