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

02/09/2011 - 1:25pm

The following is a description of a type of training offered by Efficiency Maine, taken from their website:

The program, provided in cooperation with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC), is an eight-day course offered over a two-to-four month period. The program trains facility managers to:

02/09/2011 - 12:32pm

This information came from Efficiency Maine: IES LIGHTING CONTROLS TRAINING & SHOWCASE

02/09/2011 - 12:09pm

Efficiency Maine and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council invite you to attend the 2011 Building Operator Certification (BOC) Technical Webinar series, "Lighting Solutions for IEQ and Energy Performance" at no cost--a $200 value per person.

02/06/2011 - 1:26pm

Welcome to Maine’s conversation about energy education.  For our energy economy to evolve, we need to raise a new generation of energy experts who can work in new technologies and new paradigms which are barely being visualized today. Perhaps they are in the smoke-ring stage or the lunch napkin stage of development.

Maine’s public schools, colleges and universities are already on the task.  Every semester and every year, new curricula are being developed to support Maine’s energy evolution. We invite them all to tell us about them in this blog.

01/15/2011 - 1:43pm

May 14, 2010 was the 1-year anniversary of the commissioning of the wind turbine at University of Maine at Presque Isle. Adding up the year's data, they found that the turbine had generated only around 60% of the anticipated 1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity it was hoped to generate. Dr.