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.

09/13/2012 - 5:18pm

Jeff Thaler of E2Tech moderates a senatorial candidates' debate between Angus King, Charlie Summers and Cynthia Dill in Portland, MaineOn September 13, 2012, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a debate

08/29/2012 - 4:11pm

The energy and  shelter area of the common ground country fair in Unity Maine hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners AssociationAre you looking for inspiration for your next energy reform project? O

08/29/2012 - 11:21am

Three hybrid electric vehicles that were charged at Revision Energy's unveiling event for its solar charging station for electric vehicles in Portland MaineIf you live in or near Portland and hav

08/21/2012 - 12:47pm

Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) logoThe Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) will host a senatorial candidates' debate on September 13, 2012 in Portland.

08/13/2012 - 11:27am

Nissan LeafWith the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in Maine by more than 542,000 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment Maine.

08/07/2012 - 2:17pm

Benjamin Franklin adorns the 2012 Maine Junior Solar Print t-shirtPeter Zack of the Maine Energy Education Program has contributed the following report on the 18th annual Maine Junior Solar Sprint, a race event for solar-powered model cars.

07/19/2012 - 4:41pm

Park & Ride sign that can be found in many lots along Maine's highway system.You will be happy to hear that a new Park & Ride lot located at the Home Depot store in the Topsham Fair Mall is now open for public use.