My friend Elmer used to be too cheap to buy gas much, so he stayed at home, mostly. Last month he got himself one of those new plug-in electric cars, and now you see him tooling all over the county.

Transportation Blog Posts

TRANSPORTATION: A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPROVEMENT

Depending on whom you talk to, we in Maine spend 50-70% of our energy dollars on transportation. So, we stand to gain the most savings by exploring all the ways we can conserve and convert our fuel usage for a more sustainable ride.

Jory Squibb's handmade mini-car, "Moonbeam"

Jory Squibb of Camden shows off his home-made,100 mpg microcar "Moonbeam" at the AltWheels festival in Boston.

 
 
03/12/2017 - 11:59am

Jeff Marks Executive Director of the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine or E2Tech by Kay MannAs part of the forum hosted by the Environmental and Energy Technology Council (E2Tech) on March 3, 2017, Executive Director Jeff Marks delivered an update on the status of the&

03/11/2017 - 5:45pm

On March 3, 2017, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine hosted a forum in Augusta, entitled, “Playing Matchmaker- Aligning Energy Challenges with Compatible Policies”. The forum addressed the following questions: What are the most important energy challenges facing the State of Maine?

12/11/2016 - 6:02pm

Vicki Chase Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur Ben Lake and Judy Gates speak on a transportation panel at the E2Tech Expo in November 2016 at the University of Southern Maine photo by Kay MannOn November 17, 2016, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council (E2Tech) hosted its second annual E2Tech Expo at the Univ

11/13/2016 - 1:23pm

Image from 2015 E2Tech Expo courtesy of E2TechThe second annual E2TECH EXPO on November 17 will be the premier energy event of the year! The U.S.

10/16/2016 - 3:55pm

2030 Districts logo courtesy of 2030 Districts On October 4, 2016, Portland, Maine became the 15th North American city to launch a 2030 District plan to drastically reduce energy consumption from buildings and transportation.

07/10/2016 - 11:41am

Maine Senator Angus King photo by Kay MannOn June 27, 2016, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce invited Senator Angus King to speak about energy-related issues as they relate to Maine businesses. Green Energy Maine was there and brings you this report.

04/20/2016 - 7:54pm

Village Centre passive house in Brewer Maine image courtesy of Community Housing of MaineWhen the Village Centre opens this month, the nation's second largest Passive House in North America will be in Brewer.

03/20/2016 - 7:38pm

Toyota Mirai image courtesy of ToyotaAs reported, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Maine Governor Paul LePage have agreed to put 220 charging stations in Maine to add

01/23/2016 - 4:30pm

Alex Pine of Maine Standard Biofuels photo by Kay MannOn January 12-14, 2016, the Maine Agricultural Trades Show took place at the Augusta Civic Center. In a Wednesday session, Jennifer Brennan of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (or GPCOG) introduced Alex Pine, Direc

12/21/2015 - 6:02pm

On December 12, 2015, the Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club convened the Maine Grassroots Climate Action Conference at the University of Maine in Augusta. This was their second climate conference; the first was held in December of 2014 at Bowdoin College. At the first conference, a number of local, climate action teams (or CAT’s) were established.