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Mission of the York Energy Efficiency Committee

Our mission is to respond to the global warming crisis by promoting energy efficiency, alternative energy, and environmental initiatives throughout the town of York, Maine.
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To contact YEEC, please email contact info at yorkgoesgreen dot org

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[Source: The US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

CO2 Now

Current CO2 Level in the Atmosphere

Tax credits for storm windows and doors?

The article below was passed on to us by York Town Planner, Christine Grimando, who thought that the intersection of preservation and energy efficiency would be of interest. (You can also read it at the blog Confessions of a Preservationist.)

Tax credits for storm windows and doors?

The following is from a listserv posting by . . . → Read More: Tax credits for storm windows and doors?

Choosing CFLs

The EPA’s Energy Star site has lots of information on how to select and make the best use of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

CFLs are available in a wide variety of shades of white light, ranging from yellowish to white to bluish white light, which allows you to customize the mood of your . . . → Read More: Choosing CFLs

Efficiency Maine Business Program Incentives Increased

Efficiency Maine announced on its web site a special offer through December 31, 2009 only. The Efficiency Maine Business Program provides cash incentives and free, independent technical advice to help businesses save energy and money and improve the environment.

Efficiency Maine is raising Business Program incentives by 25% for all applications received between September 1 . . . → Read More: Efficiency Maine Business Program Incentives Increased

Maine’s carbon footprint shrinking

The Portland Press Herald reported last week that Maine is “out ahead in race to reduce carbon footprint.”

Maine’s carbon footprint shrank from 2004 to 2007 by a larger proportion than any other state, according to a national study to be released today.

Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas dropped . . . → Read More: Maine’s carbon footprint shrinking

November meeting of YEEC

The November meeting will be held this Tuesday at 7pm at the York Library. The primary focus of the meeting will be planning for the 2010 York Energy and Climate Day.

We will also be following up on the presentation from last month regarding reaching out to York hotels and restaurants to become “green” through . . . → Read More: November meeting of YEEC

Which Is Greener? Interactive Quiz

Test your knowledge of sustainability in this ten-question online quiz:

It’s Easy Being Green: Interactive Quiz: Which Is Greener?

Examples:

A gas stove or oven, or an electric one? Hand washing or using a dishwasher? Trains or airplanes? Canned vegetables or frozen vegetables? . . . → Read More: Which Is Greener? Interactive Quiz

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