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

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Save some gas, save some money

Gas Prices on the Rise

Gas prices have steadily risen since the beginning of the year largely due to political unrest and uncertainty over oil supplies  in the Middle East and North Africa.  The average price of a gallon of gasoline rose 19 cents in the past week and 92 cents since September 2010, according to the website, and some analysts are forecasting $4 a gallon before Memorial Day.

Fuel Saving Tips

Here are 9 fuel saving suggestions from AAA Northern New England:

  • Use public transit or carpool. Sharing a ride saves gas fast.
  • Slow down. Driving at 60 mph vs. 70 mph can save more than a gallon over a workweek.
  • Combine errands. Don’t spread out tasks over separate trips.
  • Shop online, and consider online banking and bill paying.
  • If you own more than one vehicle, take the fuel-efficient one on longer trips.
  • Walk or ride a bicycle instead of driving everywhere.
  • Work from home. If your job allows, try to arrange one day a week to telecommute.
  • Host a dinner party. Instead of a night out at a restaurant and movie, invite some neighbors over.
  • Share school rides. Take turns with neighbors picking up all your children

Source: GO MAINE newsletter (March 2011) –

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