Now, Aldie, I believe I could throw a cat through that crack under your door. That’s right nice of you, heating the neighborhood like that, but the way oil’s going you might want to tighten ‘er up just a dite.

Efficiency / Conservation Blog Posts


We all waste more energy than we like to think about. Because wasted renewable energy is still wasted energy, we need to maximize our energy efficiency before we invest in renewable energy sources for our homes & businesses. The cheapest unit of energy is the one we don't need to burn at all. Read on to get started.

04/17/2016 - 4:28pm

Green Energy Maine recently attended the 2016 Northeast Indoor Air Quality Conference to explore the connection between indoor air quality and new energy efficient building structures. 


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?

03/20/2016 - 9:52pm

northeast US map image courtesy of NEEPA Massachusetts-based organization called the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has released its fifth annual report entitled, “The Regional Roundup of Energy Efficiency Policy”.

02/21/2016 - 8:26pm

Demand Response device image courtesy of US Department of Energy.On January 25, 2016, the US Supreme Court upheld the “demand response” policy and formula used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to set rates for power usage at differing times of day.

01/23/2016 - 1:54pm

The assembly listening to awards being given out at the 2016 Efficiency Maine Symposium photo  by Kay MannOn January 8, 2016, Efficiency Maine held its annual symposium, "Investing in a Sustainable Energy Future: Recent Success of Energy Efficiency in Maine."

12/26/2015 - 11:38am

greater portland council of governments logo courtesy of gpcogAre you interested in learning more about the many benefits that renewable energy can provide to your farm or business and finding some grant money to get you started?

12/22/2015 - 9:20pm

The net positive Viridescent Building of Tidesmart Global in Falmouth Maine image courtesy of Tidesmart GlobalWith the recent international signing of the Paris Accords, the need for renewable energy to source society's electricity needs is ever clear.

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

11/22/2015 - 5:07pm

Suzanne MacDonald Energy Director of the Island Energy Institute photo by Kay MannOn November 6, 2015, the Island Institute of Rockland, Maine held its annual Isla