My friend Elmer used to be too cheap to buy gas much, so he stayed at home, mostly. Last month he got himself one of those new plug-in electric cars, and now you see him tooling all over the county.

Transportation Blog Posts

TRANSPORTATION: A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPROVEMENT

Depending on whom you talk to, we in Maine spend 50-70% of our energy dollars on transportation. So, we stand to gain the most savings by exploring all the ways we can conserve and convert our fuel usage for a more sustainable ride.

Jory Squibb's handmade mini-car, "Moonbeam"

Jory Squibb of Camden shows off his home-made,100 mpg microcar "Moonbeam" at the AltWheels festival in Boston.

 
 
10/27/2015 - 10:07am

Go Maine Commuter ConnectionsDid you know that October is National Rideshare Month? To celebrate, GO MAINE’s online commuter ride matching services were upgraded in September.

10/26/2015 - 4:32pm

GrowSmart Maine Director Nancy Smith photo by Kay MannGrowSmart Maine held its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 in the lovely old mill building called the Pepperell Center in Biddeford, Maine.

10/26/2015 - 11:58am

People attending the inaugural E2Tech Expo on October 1 2015On October 1, 2015, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) held its first clean tech expo at USM in Portland.

09/28/2015 - 8:32pm

On September 12, 2015, the third annual Portland Greenfest took place in Monument Square under brilliant, blue skies. Green Energy Maine was there and brings you this photo-retrospective of some of the energy-related exhibitors there. Take a little walk with us...

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

08/28/2015 - 4:58pm

Image of Kathleen Meil courtesy of Evergreen Home PerformanceFive Mainers plan to join a diverse group of leaders from across the country gathering in Washington, D.C.

07/01/2015 - 5:43pm

Climate Solutions Map courtesy of Climate SolutionsThe Climate Solutions Mapping Project is collecting information on community, business, governmental, and educational initiatives in Maine that are working to prevent furt

07/01/2015 - 12:24pm
07/01/2015 - 9:10am

Johannes Rittershausen, Managing Director of Convergent Energy and Power photo by Kay MannThe success of increased renewable energy generation may rest on growth in the distributed and grid-scale energy storage marke

06/23/2015 - 9:36am

Alan Caron, photo courtesy of Envision MaineOn June 12, 2015, Envision Maine convened an unprecedented gathering of some of Maine’s largest chambers of commerce, environmental, energy and research organizations to explore the changes th