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.

 
 
06/01/2015 - 2:33pm

Hyundai Tucson fuel cell electric vehicle visits Monument Square Portland Maine in 2014 photo by Kay MannWe hear much in the news about the advances being made in alternative-fueled vehicles (AFV's).

04/28/2015 - 8:52pm

Glenn Eisman photo by Kay MannOn April 16, 2015, the Hydrogen Energy Center held its annual meeting at the University of Southern Maine. The guest speaker was Dr.

03/27/2015 - 5:08pm

Ron Phillips of Coastal Enterprises photo by Kay MannCoastal Enterprises, Inc (CEI) held its 37th Annual Meeting at Bowdoin College March 10, 2015 and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin was the keynote speaker.

02/26/2015 - 8:46pm

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) logoOn February 19, 2014, The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) announced the release of the 2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development Plans for each of the eight st

01/04/2015 - 5:53pm

a hand putting a 100 dollar bill into a gas tank image by Kay MannIn a recent conversation with Karen Marysdaughter of Climate Solutions, she mentioned that she had personally adopted a driving budget and a no-fly pledge.

12/05/2014 - 1:29pm

The fueling port for a Toyota Highlander fuel cell electric vehicle photo by Deana LorenzoOn October 29, 2014, leading experts in the field of hydrogen fuel development in the Northeast gathered at the campus of Western New England Universi

11/06/2014 - 11:23am

Joel Rinebold of CCAT photo by Deana LorenzoOn October 29, 2014, leading experts in the field of hydrogen fuel development in the Northeast gathered at the campus of Western New England University to discuss economic and energy policies that wi

10/28/2014 - 11:28am
10/16/2014 - 4:53pm

Alex Pine Kendall Hinkley Andrew Carpenter Jay Kilbourn and Patrick Coughlin photo by Kay Mann Although recycling paper, plastics, and glass has become second nature to most Mainers, there are both operating and