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


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.

07/02/2013 - 3:57pm

Joe Pratt of Sandia National Labs studies the feasibility of using hydrogen fuel cells to provide portside power for cargo ships photo by  Steffan SchultzHydrogen fuel cells are already bein

06/23/2013 - 12:57pm

Bill Taylor moderated the E2Tech sustainable food forum on June 19 2013 photo by Kay MannWe have not featured information about sustainable food production on Green Energy Maine in the past, as it seems to be

06/17/2013 - 3:18pm

two tadpole recumbent trikes one human powered and one tribrid electic and gas powered in West Bath Maine by GeoffWhen recumbent trike riders pass each other on the road, they don't just wave and go on, as bicyclists and other similar

05/15/2013 - 10:00pm

roller skaters going to work Originally a program of Go Maine!, Commute Another Way week encourages us all to try a “carbon-free” way to get to work or run errands to reduce pollution, save money, and have fun, too.

05/13/2013 - 10:31am

the Sustainable Energy Alternatives center at Southern Maine Community CollegeOn May 4, 2013 the Common Ground Learning Solutions and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) at the South Portland Campus held the Renewable En

04/25/2013 - 2:34pm

a woman on a bicycle with a bowler hat on her backpack by Harold RobertsHow many of us have been watching every day for the street sweeper to clear winter's sand off the road shoulders so we can get out on our bikes?

03/21/2013 - 8:42pm

Rep Barry Hobbins and Senator Jim Boyd talk about energy at the E2Tech event in March 2013 in Augusta MaineOn March 21, 2013, the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) partnered with the New England Clean Energy Co

02/24/2013 - 2:24pm

participants in the 2011 junior solar sprint in rockland MaineSay what? You're a middle school teacher, you teach science and your students have never participated in the Junior Solar Sprint?

02/06/2013 - 4:24pm

An unusual structure with a wind turbine in Denmark by University of Southern MaineWould you like to see some bold innovations and examples of a nationwide commitment to sustainable energy and resilience?

02/01/2013 - 11:36am

Marc Lausier with the first Nissan Leaf vehicle sold in MaineMarc "Gadge" Lausier of Greater Portland shares the thought process that lead to his decision to install solar panels to charge his electric vehicle:<