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

04/03/2012 - 12:49pm

A new guide, "Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education", has been released by the US Department of Energy in March of 2012. The guide identifies seven essential principles and a set of fundamental concepts to support each principle. The intended audience for this framework is anyone involved in energy education.

03/27/2012 - 2:28pm

Portland Middle School Students Working on Wind Blades85 students from the King Middle School produced their versions of innovative wind blade design

03/27/2012 - 2:19pm

The deadline for Green Schools Mini Grant Applications due on Friday, April 13, 2012 is fast approaching! The grant provides funding of $500-$1,000 to a K-12 student group looking to fund an energy efficiency project in their school. In order to qualify for the grant students must have done some kind of energy analysis of your school.

03/20/2012 - 9:34pm

According to the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, ("E2Tech"), "Clean Tech is defined by a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and reduce or eliminate emissions and wastes.

03/06/2012 - 10:26am

Kennebec Valley Community College will offer a 2-day workshop on March 15-16 designed to give energy auditors the skills required to offer another service to homeowners when performing an energy audit.

03/05/2012 - 4:46pm

The Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) will host a forum on environmental and energy policies in Maine on March 15, 2012 in Augusta.  

03/05/2012 - 11:27am

On October 7, 2011, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced a $3 million investment in Maine through a new initiative called Blackstone Accelerates Growth. Blackstone Accelerates Growth will establish regional hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship which will serve as catalysts to propel new and existing businesses to greater levels of profitability and job growth.

03/01/2012 - 5:15pm

The Maine Engineering Promotional Council (MEPC) was founded to promote National Engineers Week in Maine, and the engineering profession and the contributions of engineers to their communities and to society as a whole. Their banquet and expo take place March 2-3, 2012.

02/23/2012 - 11:57am

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is the nation's premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.

02/22/2012 - 6:22pm

As more hybrid and electric automobiles are produced by carmakers and purchased by consumers, the need to maintain and repair the vehicles is only expected to increase. That’s why new curriculum and technology has been introduced to students enrolled in the transportation trades programs at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC).