All kinds of folks are getting trained and re-trained to make these new composite-type wind blades and weatherize houses and what not.  I believe you CAN teach an old dog a new trick or two.

Education Blog Posts

Energy Education, Student Stars and a little TLC for Mainers

Welcome to Maine's conversation about energy education and what we like to call "TLC", that is: Training, Licensing and Certifications.  We will include info on where Mainers can get the specialized education they need to work in our new energy economy, as well as showcasing student and class energy projects. K-12 science teachers are encouraged to share lesson plans here, and we invite university students working on energy research projects to post their works here.  Don't forget to send photos!

people in a training seminar

 
 
03/11/2017 - 5:45pm

On March 3, 2017, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine hosted a forum in Augusta, entitled, “Playing Matchmaker- Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies”. The forum addressed the following questions: What are the most important energy challenges facing the State of Maine?

02/20/2017 - 3:28pm

 New England Grassroots Environment Fund logoThe New England Grassroots Environment Fund is offering Grow Grants of up to $3,500 for community sustainability initiatives across New England and the application deadline for this round is March 15, 2017. 

01/08/2017 - 12:52pm

In July of 2016, the U.S.

12/12/2016 - 8:02pm

A chart by Otherlab that shows how all energy in the US is usedHave you ever lain awake all night, wondering how all of the energy in the US is used?

11/13/2016 - 3:39pm

Island image courtesy of Maine Office of TourismEnergy costs on Maine's islands dwarf those on the mainland. Now, the Spark!

11/13/2016 - 1:23pm

Image from 2015 E2Tech Expo courtesy of E2TechThe second annual E2TECH EXPO on November 17 will be the premier energy event of the year! The U.S.

10/16/2016 - 6:17pm

wood pellets for heating image courtesy of Maine Pellet Fuels AssociationWikipedia defines “hydronics” as “the use of water or another liquid heat transfer medium such as glycol as the heat-transfer medium in heating and cooling systems.

09/17/2016 - 4:49pm

Image of Peter Zack courtesy of SECAPeter Zack, who for many years provided energy education activities to Maine schools through the former Maine Energy Education Program, has announced recently that Sacopee Energy & Climate Activities (SECA) is open for business.

08/20/2016 - 4:08pm

Maine Indoor Air Quality Council logo courtesy of MIAQC.Did you want to attend the April 2016 Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference but were unable to do so? (or, did you attend the conference but wish you could have attended more sessions?) 

07/17/2016 - 7:18pm

Solar panels atop the main lodge at Ocean View at Falmouth image Courtesy of Revision EnergyOn June 8, 2016, OceanView at Falmouth Retirement Community hosted an energy forum entitled, “The Right Mix: Envisioning our Energy Future,” featur