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…


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.

Rate shock spurs closer look at energy efficiency for Maine businesses

Mountain Machine Works recently invested in energy efficient lights and motors. Read more about their project in Mainebiz and how Maine businesses can mitigate the impact of electric prices increases with energy efficiency:  

Using less is Maine’s only option to dull winter electricity price spike

Maine utility regulators have been warning of a big increase in electricity prices this winter. The problem is that the northeast is heavily reliant on natural gas for electric power generation. With limited pipeline capacity, the region’s growing demand for gas can’t be met. Read the full Bangor Daily News editorial on rising electricity prices and energy efficiency here: