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.

01/10/2013 - 12:26pm

the sun sets behind giant power transmission towers courtesy of US-DOEThe US Department of Energy now offers a free, interactive online tool to help researchers, educators, and stud

01/09/2013 - 6:01pm

Interior View of the reading room inside the dome of the US CogressYou can say what you want about congressional antics around the much-sung "fiscal cliff".

12/10/2012 - 4:46pm

A tailpipe in MaineBen Franklin has been quoted as saying, "Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues." In modern times, the idling of our vehicles has become a big environmental no-no, because it both wa

11/27/2012 - 10:31pm

Maine Clean Communities logoMaine Clean Communities, a program of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), has received a U.S.

11/01/2012 - 10:51pm

A woman watches for the arrival of the first Amtrak Downeaster train in Brunswick, MaineIn Brunswick, Maine on November 1, 2012 around 1:00, people were in motion.

10/25/2012 - 4:43pm

A Tesla electric vehicle on display in Portland, MaineOn Thursday, October 25, 2012, Maine Clean Communities (MC2), a program of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), and The Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Mai

10/24/2012 - 10:33am

Two electric vehicles as may be viewed at the Maine Clean Communities and E2Tech event in Portland Maine on October 25, 2012In Cumberland County, as in the State of Maine, the transportation sector is the larg

10/22/2012 - 4:39pm

Hemant  Pendse, leader of the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute at the University of Maine at Orono.On October 18, 2012, the Hydrogen Energy Center hosted a teleconference entitled, "Technology & Economics of Fuel Cel

10/11/2012 - 11:19am

Petroleum Reduction planning tool for fleets from the US Department of EnergyThe Alternative Fuels Data Center, a resource of the U.S.

09/29/2012 - 11:51am

Author Rick Smith test drives a hydrogen fuel cell vehicleOn September 11, 2012, Rick Smith of the Hydrogen Energy Center attended a conference entitled, “Ticket to Ride: A Regional Roadmap for Hydrogen Infrast