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

01/17/2013 - 4:54pm

Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education handbook cover from US DOEA Handbook from the DOE's Energy Education & Workforce Development division, entitle

01/16/2013 - 4:20pm

wind turbine at the Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, MaineOn January 8, 2013, The U.S.

01/10/2013 - 12:26pm

the sun sets behind giant power transmission towers courtesy of US-DOEThe US Department of Energy now offers a free, interactive online tool to help researchers, educators, and stud

12/26/2012 - 10:12pm

 In January and February 2013, the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council will be partnering with EBS Building Supply in Ellsworth to present a complete series of its popular Residential Construction Trainings. These programs are designed to educate residential building professionals on construction practices that minimize the risk of indoor air quality problems in new homes.

12/19/2012 - 5:08pm

Students working on an energy project in Maine funded by a mini-grant from the Maine Energy Education ProgramThe Maine Energy Education Program (MEEP) has $5,000 to offer to students who develop a energy efficiency projects at

11/29/2012 - 5:31pm

Drilling for a Geothermal heating system in MaineGeothermal energy is an often-overlooked resource in the renewable portfolio, but in reality these systems have the potential to power, heat, and cool homes and businesses across Main

10/04/2012 - 10:15pm

The solar hot water array built by the humble Farmer, Robert Karl Skoglund, of St. George, MaineThey say that two solar tours are better than one, don't they?

08/29/2012 - 4:11pm

The energy and  shelter area of the common ground country fair in Unity Maine hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners AssociationAre you looking for inspiration for your next energy reform project? O

08/20/2012 - 5:12pm

During its 2012 season, the Youth Arts Program (YAP) participants at the Bates Summer Dance Festival collaborated with Green Energy Maine to produce both an epic performance piece for their August 11 finale concert AND a music and dance video about green energy and energy efficiency.

08/12/2012 - 3:34pm

The State of Maine has always been an all-season recreational destination for both Mainers and travellers from other states. Whether the purpose of travel is to enjoy the wonderful summer on the Maine coast, hit the slopes at Sugarloaf in winter, or catch peak foliage in the fall, Maine enjoys a constant stream of visitors and intrastate travel.