Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Mainers tapping the power of the sun | Lewiston Sun Journal

Mainers tapping the power of the sun | Lewiston Sun Journal

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Heating oil prices take 2-cent dip | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Heating oil prices take 2-cent dip | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Westbrook schools recognized for energy efficiency | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Westbrook schools recognized for energy efficiency. | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

UMPI windmill ‘a great decision’ | Bangor Daily News

UMPI windmill ‘a great decision’ | Bangor Daily News

[In high school I played in a baseball playoff game hosted at the university baseball field near where this turbine was built. If that day was any indication of what the wind is like there normally, the windmill was put in just the right place. It was so windy that day that we could barely hit the ball out of the infield. More universities – more communities, more hospitals, more government buildings should consider wind power, solar power, and other alternative energy sources. – KM]

Live data on the turbine can be found at www.umpi.edu/wind; click on “Live Turbine Data.”

Maine gets $30M for energy upgrades | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine gets $30M for energy upgrades | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Sage Solutions: Greening the next generation | MaineBusiness.com

MaineBusiness.com | Sage Solutions: Greening the Next Generation.

Halfway to a green taxi fleet in San Francisco | ClimateBiz.com

Halfway to a Green Taxi Fleet in San Francisco | ClimateBiz.com

[I’ve not a big Gavin Newsom fan — I can take him or leave him — but this seems like it might be a great idea. I wonder if other cities are doing anything similar. — KM]

Home show exhibitors hear ‘eco’ | Portland Press Herald

 Home show exhibitors hear ‘eco’ | Portland Press Herald.

Energy-efficiency grants could create 1,000 jobs

(Reducing carbon emissions and creating and maintaining jobs is a good thing. It appears that at least a couple of the recipients are located in Aroostook County. That’s good for people there. — KM)

$8.9 million in funds partly from a carbon emissions trading plan is awarded to 16 projects.

By ETHAN WILENSKY-LANFORD

Kennebec Journal,

 January 7, 2010

The nation’s first mandatory carbon trading scheme is being credited with potentially creating nearly 1,000 jobs while promoting energy-efficiency projects in industries across Maine.

Sixteen projects were awarded $8.9 million in state and federal grant money on Wednesday. “These projects are ready to go,” Gov. John Baldacci said in announcing the grants.

The funds are a combination of federal stimulus money and revenue from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which requires industries to pay for each ton of carbon dioxide they release into the atmosphere.

Here’s a link to the rest of the story.