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Cuddledown upgrades lighting to keep costs down in Yarmouth headquarters

Lighting retrofits are the leading way Maine businesses can blunt a coming rate shock. The space is just a warehouse with boxes of down comforters. There‚Äôs no need for intense, always-on lighting. But until this month, the storage area at the Cuddledown factory here was lit with 76 fluorescent light tubes, each rated at 95 watts… To read the complete…

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STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE BUSINESS TO PREPARE FOR WINTER AND HIGH PRICES

State energy officials are encouraging Maine businesses to prepare for a sharp rise in electricity prices this winter. According to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, these price increases will be most pronounced for medium-sized business customers on the standard offer, as well as for customers whose electricity price fluctuates with time of use. For example, the price of the electricity…

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Lincolnville Community Library Completes Solar Project

Lincolnville Community Library recently completed their solar photovoltaic project with help from an Efficiency Maine Renewable Demonstration Grant. Combined with an efficient building envelope and ductless heat pumps, the library will operate at net-zero energy for much of the year. Find out more about the project here.

Hundreds of Mainers weatherizing, upgrading heating systems

During a period that is typically quiet for weatherization and insulation contractors, this summer, business is booming. Since last September, when Efficiency Maine started offering Home Energy Savings Program rebates of up to $1,500 for home weatherization and heating system upgrades, more than 5,000 projects have been completed. In a span of 10 months, projects totaling more than $23 million…

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Energy Efficiency Grants Available for Freeport Residents

Freeport has secured a $17,700 Community Development Block Grant for air sealing and energy assessments in homes. The grant will fund the coordination of air sealing and assessment projects and the air sealing and energy assessment copay for LIHEAP-eligible Freeport residents. Air sealing and assessment projects are eligible for a $400 incentive through Efficiency Maine’s Home Energy Savings Program. Find…

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