If you like the security of outdoor floodlights, get some with motion sensors. They’ll only turn on when someone walks in front of it, instead of wasting energy all night. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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
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
Eight in 10 voters in a new survey support Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, opposed by Gov. Paul LePage. Public News Service news story AUGUSTA, Maine — A new poll shows Mainers are not in sync with Gov. Paul LePage when it comes to the environment. Most voters want to replace him with a… Continue Reading
Augusta, Maine – Today, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) released the results of a public opinion survey on the attitudes of likely Maine voters on a range of environmental and energy issues. The survey was completed in April by the Portland-based research firm Critical Insights. The results are being sent to more than… Continue Reading
by Kate Cough Ellsworth American news story ELLSWORTH — It’s easy, with this week’s summer breezes and sunshine, to forget about ice dams on your roof, drafty windows and high heating bills. But Weatherize Ellsworth is hoping you’ll recall just a bit of winter’s bite and sign up for a free energy consult with the… 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.
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