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.

 
 
10/15/2014 - 10:18am

Nissan Leaf cutaway image courtesy of NissanWhen considering the cost of operating your present vehicle against the cost of switching to an electric vehicle, you want to factor in not only the cost of buyin

09/18/2014 - 7:20pm

Jim Katsiafikas of E2Tech introduces the speakers at the forum on heating policy in Portland Maine 2014 photo by Kay MannOn September 12, 2014, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine E2Tech) hosted a forum entitled, "

09/08/2014 - 2:07pm

the energy and shelter area of the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity Maine image courtesy of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners AssociationIf you have not yet been to the Common Ground Country Fair hosted by the Maine Org

09/07/2014 - 3:37pm

Portland Maine image courtesy of WikipediaAs luck would have it, anyone within an easy drive or bike ride from Portland can be treated to a smorgasbord of mostly free, educational events about clean energy

08/22/2014 - 5:30pm

eNow solar powered vehicle auxiliary power system on a demo truck in Portland Maine photo by Kay MannOn August 22, 2014 Maine Clean Communities hosted the first of a series of three stakeholder forums to learn about and discuss various alte

06/13/2014 - 9:56pm

Maine Eastern Railroad train from Brunswick to Rockland photo by Kevin AndrusiaNow that the Amtrak Downeaster train reaches Brunswick, the link that was pre

06/13/2014 - 5:00pm

Hydrogen Energy CenterFounded in the 1990's, The Hydrogen Energy Center (HEC) is a non-profit organization run

05/22/2014 - 9:28pm

Lisa Pohlmann, Stacey Fitts, John Cleveland, Tom Saviello, Michael Cuzzi and Dan Demerritt speak on the policy panel at E2Tech  in Portland, Maine.The 126th Maine Legislature and its committees considered a diverse portfolio of enviro

04/01/2014 - 12:43pm

On April 1, 2014, Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center presented a daylong session on "Maine's Energy Future" at the 2014 Maine Water & Sustainability Conference, held at the Augusta Civic Center. The Chair of the session was Dr. Caroline Noblet, University of Maine School of Economics.

02/11/2014 - 5:39pm

Climate Solutions Working Together for Maines Future logoWhile many of us may feel helpless to do anything about climate change, a small coalition of inspired organizations has banded together to create a conference t