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

07/09/2016 - 12:13pm

Greg Dugal President and CEO of the Maine Innkeepers Association and Maine Restaurant Association photo by Kay MannOn June 8, 2016, the Environment and Energy Technology Council (E2Tech) hosted a forum entitled, “Sustainability in Maine's Tourism Industry”.

07/07/2016 - 11:51am

Photo of speaker panel by Kay MannOn June 15, 2016, the Maine Environmental sustainability Network (MESN) held a forum to teach sustainability professionals and community leaders about the latest benchmarking tools to monitor energy and sustainability for their companies, organizations, a

04/21/2016 - 4:42pm

Trevor Peterson of StantecOn April 14th, 2016, Green Energy Maine attended E2Tech’s forum entitled “Endangered Species & Wildlife Protection- ‘Taking’ Care of Business”. 

04/13/2016 - 11:40pm

Wind turbines Photo by Kay MannAre you curious about recent challenges to “scenic views” - like the development referendum in Portland, or the $100 million First Wind project in Penobscot County?

04/05/2016 - 11:56am

2016 Northeast Indoor Air Quality and Energy ConferenceHow important is the quality of the air you breathe to you? Do you know how improvements in a building’s energy efficiency can impact the quality of the air inside?

12/21/2015 - 6:02pm

On December 12, 2015, the Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club convened the Maine Grassroots Climate Action Conference at the University of Maine in Augusta. This was their second climate conference; the first was held in December of 2014 at Bowdoin College. At the first conference, a number of local, climate action teams (or CAT’s) were established.

11/22/2015 - 11:37pm

Senator Angus Kind speaks at the Island Energy Conference on November 6 in South Portland by Tom Redstone"We are in an energy revolution, and the islands are Bunker Hill," Senator Angus King proclaimed on

10/27/2015 - 8:52am

The Friends School in Cumberland Maine is net zero photo courtesy of the schoolThe Friends School’s new 15,000 square foot facility in Cumberland, Maine opened its doors to students on Sept

10/26/2015 - 4:32pm

GrowSmart Maine Director Nancy Smith photo by Kay MannGrowSmart Maine held its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 in the lovely old mill building called the Pepperell Center in Biddeford, Maine.

09/28/2015 - 8:32pm

On September 12, 2015, the third annual Portland Greenfest took place in Monument Square under brilliant, blue skies. Green Energy Maine was there and brings you this photo-retrospective of some of the energy-related exhibitors there. Take a little walk with us...