More than a couple bankers and government agents are trying to offer us cheap loans for weatherization and efficient ice boxes and all.  I'll confess to indulging in a chest freezer for my deer meat.

Financial Blog Posts

The Financial Side of Clean Energy

It's going to take a lot of investment monies to power this shift to clean energy.  With "green loans", tax incentives, grants and direct investments, Mainers can put  together the financing they need.  We'll keep you up to date on all the options as they come and go. 

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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.

02/21/2016 - 6:26pm

Pika Energy team photo courtesy of Pika EnergyPika Energy of Westbrook, manufacturer of cutting edge small wind and solar energy electronics and storage systems, has raised over $2 million of a $3.1 million equity offering in the first two weeks since the securities went on sale.

02/21/2016 - 5:15pm

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund image courtesy of The New England Grassroots Environment Fund If you are looking for funding to help you launch a community-based energy or resilience project, you may want to investigate this funding source.

02/21/2016 - 2:10pm

Map of midcoast Maine towns included in the solarize midcoast maine program image courtesy of  Midcoast Economic Development DistrictFollowing on the heels of successful “solarize” programs in Freeport, Brunswick, Waterville and elsewhere, the Midcoast Economic De

02/16/2016 - 7:28pm

solar stakeholder panel at E2Tech forum February 2016 photo by Kay MannOn February 3, 2016, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), along with its partner group, the Northeast Clean Energy Center hosted a forum to highlight the state of solar power for Maine, including

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."

01/21/2016 - 5:30pm

A Kedel wood pellet boiler system. Image courtesy of Interphase Energy. On January 13th, 2016, the 75th Maine Agricultural Trade Show hosted a series of speakers presenting ways to bring renewable energy to use on Maine’s farms and rural small businesses.

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?

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

09/28/2015 - 5:16pm

E2Tech convenes a legislative panel in 2015In 2015, the Maine Legislature considered a diverse portfolio of energy and environmental bills related to energy efficiency, solar energy, wind permitting, land conservation, wat