All kinds of folks are getting trained and re-trained to make these new composite-type wind blades and weatherize houses and what not.  I believe you CAN teach an old dog a new trick or two.

Education Blog Posts

Energy Education, Student Stars and a little TLC for Mainers

Welcome to Maine's conversation about energy education and what we like to call "TLC", that is: Training, Licensing and Certifications.  We will include info on where Mainers can get the specialized education they need to work in our new energy economy, as well as showcasing student and class energy projects. K-12 science teachers are encouraged to share lesson plans here, and we invite university students working on energy research projects to post their works here.  Don't forget to send photos!

people in a training seminar

02/11/2014 - 5:39pm

Climate Solutions Working Together for Maines Future logoWhile many of us may feel helpless to do anything about climate change, a small coalition of inspired organizations has banded together to create a conference t

01/23/2014 - 12:55pm

VolturnUS the first grid-tied floating wind turbine in the US designed by the University of Maine Engineering Department and licensed to Maine Aqua Ventus Photo courtesy of University of MaineOn January 16, 2014, t

01/14/2014 - 5:43pm

Powerhouse program partners courtesy of Gulf of Maine Research InstituteEighth Grade Students in the Purple House at Bath Middle School have not only embraced the PowerHouse program from the Gulf of Maine Research Inst

01/14/2014 - 1:48pm

  Students competing in the 2013 Maine Wind Blade Challenge image courtesy of Maine Composites AllianceThe Maine Composites Alliance, organizer of the Maine Wind Blade Challenge, is inv

11/17/2013 - 4:26pm

VolturnUS is the University of Maines prototype floating offshore wind turbine and the nations first grid connected offshore wind turbine it is part of a larger coalition called Maine Aqua Ventus I GP LLC In response to public pressure,

11/17/2013 - 3:37pm

past winners of the MIT Clean Energy Prize courtesy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology On November 14, 2013, the US Department of Energy announced the opening of the

10/23/2013 - 7:09pm

Tom Welch Chair of the Maine Public Utilities Commission photo by Kay MannEfficiency Maine is gathering some of the region’s foremost experts and vendors on heating equipment, industrial processes, and building envel

09/27/2013 - 4:30pm

Common Ground Country Fair hosted by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association 2013 If you couldn't make it to the 2013 Common Ground Country Fair hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners A

09/25/2013 - 1:29pm

Finalists vie for the coveted "Speed" award in the 2013 Maine Junior Solar Sprint competition in Owls Head Maine Thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Energy Independ

09/19/2013 - 3:18pm

Solar thermal panels on a rooftop, photo courtesy of American Solar Energy SocietyOctober 5, 2013 is Green Buildings Saturday!