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Efficiency Maine Featured on WGME 13

Efficiency Maine’s Dana Fischer was on WGME 13 sharing tips on how to save on energy bills and keep your home more comfortable in the summer. Click here to learn how solutions like air sealing and insulation keep your home more comfortable year round.

Energy Efficiency Featured in Portland Sunday Telegram

“Hundreds of small, scattered energy-saving actions are shaving off so much electricity demand each year that, taken together, they equal the output of a 205-megawatt power plant, grid planners estimate. Over a four-year period, that’s the equivalent output of Maine’s largest power plant, Wyman Station, which can serve 800,000 average homes.” Read the complete story, “Power use tumbles as efficiency…

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Discounted Mini-Split Heat Pump Training at Eastern Maine Community College

Eastern Maine Community College is now offering subsidized Mini-Split Heat Pump training. Businesses may receive up to a 50% discount on the cost of training. The subsidy is available to employees that need training in mini-split heat pump installation and service. The course consists of 60 hours of classroom and lab work, and is designed for Licensed Heating Oil and…

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Grants to Green Program Announced

PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH—The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has announced the awarding of a $1.2 million grant to the Maine Community Foundation to support replication of its “Grants to Green” program in Maine. The program will help nonprofits increase the energy efficiency of historic downtown buildings. “One of the Maine Community Foundation’s strategic priorities is improving the quality of life…

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Lincoln Paper and Tissue Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Lincoln Paper and Tissue is investing in its specialty tissue line with a retrofit of its pulp handling and refining processes and help from a $1 million incentive from Efficiency Maine’s Large Customer Program. Last November, when pulp production at Lincoln Paper and Tissue was interrupted, the mill switched to purchasing dried pulp to keep its specialty tissue line operating….

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