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Changes in Efficiency Maine Incentive Levels for Businesses

Efficiency Maine clarified today several key points about its recent announcement regarding incentives for business lighting projects:   Efficiency Maine has not retroactively cut incentives for qualifying lighting upgrades at Maine businesses. Contractors working in Efficiency Maine’s Business Incentive Program were notified on March 19, 2015 that some incentive levels would need to be reduced due to rising demand for…

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Maine’s island dwellers get help staying warm

Facing high fuel bills, Maine’s remote island dwellers are warming up to energy conservation program SWAN’S ISLAND, Maine — Nancy Carter lives alone in the wooden house her grandfather built here 6 miles off the Maine coast nearly a century ago. She chooses to face the frigid gales that make the winter fiercer than on the mainland, and to pay…

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Efficiency Maine Recognized Outstanding Leadership in Energy Efficiency at Annual Event

Efficiency Maine held its Annual Symposium yesterday in Augusta honoring business leaders in Efficiency Maine programs and Maine’s energy efficiency community. Approximately 200 efficiency contractors, stakeholders, and legislators attended the event. Efficiency Maine also awarded the Philip C. Hastings Award to recently retired Maine Public Utilities Chairman Thomas L. Welch for his frequent and influential commitment to energy efficiency. Participants…

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Council vote enables Millinocket residents to apply for home energy improvement loans

Residents are eligible for low-interest loans aimed at improving the energy efficiency of their homes thanks to a Town Council vote earlier this month, officials said Friday. The council voted 6-0 on Dec. 11 to pass an ordinance effectively allowing the town to participate in the Maine Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, program administered through Efficiency Maine. Click here…

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Maine Businesses Bracing for Steep Energy Price Hikes in New Year

St. Joseph’s College has undertaken a large lighting retrofit with help from Efficiency Maine. Read or listen to the MPBN story about their project and how Maine businesses are mitigating the impact of high electricity prices through energy efficiency here.