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

02/20/2012 - 2:35pm

The American Chemical Society has a series of four podcasts on its website, which provide educational resources about how solar power works and how students are building tomorrow's solar homes in the Solar Decathlon, an international contest in which college students around the world compete to build innovative solar homes. 

02/18/2012 - 7:14pm

The Maine Energy Education Program (MEEP) and Maine Huts and Trails are excited to announce a partnership in conservation through education.

02/18/2012 - 6:58pm

This is the third year that the Maine Energy Education Program (MEEP) and the Maine DEP have offered Mini-Grants to fund student driven, energy saving projects in Maine Schools. The first round of applications were due in December, 2011, and the following projects were funded.

02/08/2012 - 5:57pm

Colby College's new biomass heating plant in Waterville, MaineOne million. That’s the number of gallons of oil Colby will no longer be burning annually.

02/07/2012 - 5:47pm

"Focus the Nation", the country’s leading clean energy youth empowerment organization, has again selected Northern Maine Community College as a national partner to raise awareness and move the country toward clean energy solutions. NMCC joins MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as the only two schools in New England to carry the Focus the Nation banner in 2012. 

01/31/2012 - 10:41am

Whether you’re a teacher looking for a valuable, free professional development opportunity, or a student Green Team member, this webinar on February 1, 2012 will teach you how ENERGY STAR tools can help schools improve energy efficiency, and how GreenSchools! teams can make a difference by using the GreenSchools!

01/28/2012 - 8:54pm

USM’s applied energy program, which gives students hands-on experience in measuring and testing energy efficiency, has acquired its dream home. The university-owned building at 19 College Avenue on USM’s Gorham campus was built as a private home in the late 19th century. It features poor insulation, a fieldstone foundation and an old, oil-fired burner.

01/20/2012 - 10:18pm

With a recent spike in oil prices and cuts to the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) threatening to leave many Mainers out in the cold, Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is offering free weatherization courses to help ease the burden of the Maine winter.

01/11/2012 - 4:55pm

Everyone can make a difference in the movement to bring renewable energy to the United States, as exemplified by the determined students at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, ME.