Production of paper towels (even those from recycled paper) is twice as energy-intensive and creates more pollution gases overall. Opt for the hand dryer, if given the choice in a public restroom. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Accelerating and braking gently can improve gas mileage by up to 12 percent. So resist the temptation to keep up with traffic. 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 Listen to full news story. Central Maine Power’s proposal to bring a massive amount of electricity from Canada through western Maine to Massachusetts will lower electricity costs throughout the region, and ease winter-time price spikes as well; at least, that’s the pitch Massachusetts officials are making to regulators… Continue Reading
The Maine-based utility will provide the money over 40 years to help electricity customers save money on energy. by Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Central Maine Power has agreed to give $50 million to energy-assistance programs that will benefit low-income electric customers — in Massachusetts. CMP will provide $50 million over… Continue Reading
by Ben Hanstein Daily Bulldog news story FARMINGTON – More than 100 people attended an informational hearing held Monday evening on the New England Clean Energy Connect, asking questions about the potential environmental, infrastructural and economic impacts and benefits of the proposed transmission line project. The meeting was organized by state Sen. Tom Saviello and Wilton… Continue Reading
A public meeting drew about 100 people, many of whom voiced opposition with signs and stickers against the project. by Rachel Ohm, Staff Writer Central Maine newspapers news story FARMINGTON — About 100 people gathered at Mt. Blue High School Monday night to ask questions of Central Maine Power Co. officials about a proposed Quebec-to-Massachusetts… Continue Reading
An “old-fashioned” push mower saves even more pollution than the cleanest power mower—and helps get your lawn and your body in shape! The EPA estimates that lawn mowers and other yard equipment produce about 5 percent of the nation’s air pollution. Bonus: A push mower also means no noise pollution. To view more tips, click… Continue Reading
By Jon Chesto, Globe Staff Boston Globe news story Does the Baker administration have another Northern Pass on its hands? Northern Pass, of course, was the controversial power line project picked in January to draw hydroelectricity here from Canada. New Hampshire regulators quickly ended that. A backup plan — a 145-mile power line through western… Continue Reading
Some in Maine push back on plans to transmit hydropower from Quebec, after New Hampshire rejected the idea By Jon Kamp Wall Street Journal news story BOSTON—Massachusetts is again testing its northern neighbors’ willingness to help meet its growing need for electricity. Central Maine Power Co. wants to build a $950 million, 145-mile transmission line deep… Continue Reading