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Demand Response Policy Upheld

Demand Response device image courtesy of US Department of Energy.On January 25, 2016, the US Supreme Court upheld the “demand response” policy and formula used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to set rates for power usage at differing times of day.

Pika Energy Garners Investments in Cutting-Edge Technologies

Pika Energy team photo courtesy of Pika EnergyPika Energy of Westbrook, manufacturer of cutting edge small wind and solar energy electronics and storage systems, has raised over $2 million of a $3.1 million equity offering in the first two weeks since the securities went on sale.

A Funding Resource for Community Energy Projects

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund image courtesy of The New England Grassroots Environment Fund If you are looking for funding to help you launch a community-based energy or resilience project, you may want to investigate this funding source.

Solarize Movement Spreads to Midcoast

Map of midcoast Maine towns included in the solarize midcoast maine program image courtesy of  Midcoast Economic Development DistrictFollowing on the heels of successful “solarize” programs in Freeport, Brunswick, Waterville and elsewhere, the Midcoast Economic De

Solar Power in Maine: Where the Sun DOES Shine

solar stakeholder panel at E2Tech forum February 2016 photo by Kay MannOn February 3, 2016, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), along with its partner group, the Northeast Clean Energy Center hosted a forum to highlight the state of solar power for Maine, including

Using Biodiesel on the Farm

Alex Pine of Maine Standard Biofuels photo by Kay MannOn January 12-14, 2016, the Maine Agricultural Trades Show took place at the Augusta Civic Center. In a Wednesday session, Jennifer Brennan of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (or GPCOG) introduced Alex Pine, Direc

The State of Efficiency in Maine

The assembly listening to awards being given out at the 2016 Efficiency Maine Symposium photo  by Kay MannOn January 8, 2016, Efficiency Maine held its annual symposium, "Investing in a Sustainable Energy Future: Recent Success of Energy Efficiency in Maine."

Heating Your Farmhouse with Wood Pellets

A Kedel wood pellet boiler system. Image courtesy of Interphase Energy. On January 13th, 2016, the 75th Maine Agricultural Trade Show hosted a series of speakers presenting ways to bring renewable energy to use on Maine’s farms and rural small businesses.

Renewable Energy Grant Writing Assistance Offered

greater portland council of governments logo courtesy of gpcogAre you interested in learning more about the many benefits that renewable energy can provide to your farm or business and finding some grant money to get you started?

Maine's First Net Positive Building: Viridescent

The net positive Viridescent Building of Tidesmart Global in Falmouth Maine image courtesy of Tidesmart GlobalWith the recent international signing of the Paris Accords, the need for renewable energy to source society's electricity needs is ever clear.