Loan Program Offers Smart Way to Finance Home Energy Improvements

(HALLOWELL, ME) — Thanks to a collaborative effort with numerous Maine municipalities, Efficiency Maine is launching a program for Maine homeowners that will offer a new way to finance energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. The program, called Maine PACE Loans, was officially launched Monday, April 4. These loans provide a way for homeowners to borrow funds at a competitive…


MPUC/Efficiency Maine awards $1.3 million to four Community Colleges for Energy-related Programs

Augusta, Maine—Efficiency Maine—a program of the Maine Public Utilities Commission—has awarded a total of $1.3 million in grants to four Maine Community Colleges to support their work in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act 2009 (ARRA) provided federal stimulus funds for this grant program “The Community Colleges are vital partners in the effort to…


$4.8 Million Awarded to Maine Towns for Energy Efficiency

Augusta, Maine—Just last week, the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s Efficiency Maine program awarded grants totaling $4.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars to 87 Maine communities around the state for energy efficiency improvements. These funds provide an opportunity for Maine cities and towns to obtain support for energy use planning, for “shovel-ready” projects that previously could not…