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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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Solar electric production on the York Beach Fire Station

You can follow the almost real-time electric generation of the solar array on the York Beach Fire Station at http://revisionenergy.solarlog-web.net/york/.

The solar system has been generating electricity for the Fire Department and the Town of York since September of 2015.

. . . → Read More: Solar electric production on the York Beach Fire Station

Solar compromise fairly shares costs, benefits

Below is an editorial from the Kennebec Journal. It is presented in its entirety because it clearly summarizes a relatively complicated but important piece of legislation.

Lawmakers shouldn’t let politics get in the way of this good bill.

Maine lawmakers have a great opportunity to fairly distribute the costs and benefits of solar power, setting . . . → Read More: Solar compromise fairly shares costs, benefits

98-year-old fire station a ‘high-performing energy system’

From the 9/30/15 York Weekly story written by Deborah McDermott:

YORK – There was, literally, energy to spare at the York Beach fire station Saturday afternoon, as a crowd of more than 50 residents and well-wishers from throughout the region came there to learn about how the department reduced its energy bill from $325 to . . . → Read More: 98-year-old fire station a ‘high-performing energy system’

Addressing both environmental destruction and social inequality

Just how dumb do they think we are?

Who would believe that destroying the ecosystems on which all life depends, while dis-employing more and more people, is somehow good for the economy? Whose economy?

But that’s exactly the fiction that has been successfully marketed to us: jobs versus the environment.

The next economy that’s now . . . → Read More: Addressing both environmental destruction and social inequality

A guide to energy efficient lighting

The following infographic provides a good summary of some of the choices available for energy efficient lighting.

Source: WellHome

This entry was posted in Conservation Conversations Blog.

2014’s most promising alternative energy trends

According to mining.com, “The business world has recognized a need for viable alternative energy solutions, and investors are now pouring in their cash. Last year, a staggering $214 billion was invested in renewable energy worldwide.”

Below are a few of the most promising innovations in the area of renewable and clean energy.

Infographic from: . . . → Read More: 2014’s most promising alternative energy trends

Solar Paired With Storage Is Approaching Grid Parity

Accelerating changes in technology are making the combination of solar photovoltaics and battery storage potentially more cost-effective than either one alone.

In October 2012, as Superstorm Sandy rocked the East Coast, 75 residents gathered in the Midtown Community School in Bayonne, New Jersey.

The elementary school was operating as an emergency shelter, giving people who . . . → Read More: Solar Paired With Storage Is Approaching Grid Parity

The business case for green building

A summary of the principles, advantages, and drivers for environmentally friendly building construction. (Source: aec-business.com)

Sustainable Heating to Save the Planet & Invigorate Our Community

Pat Coon, a co-founder of reVision Heat, will be giving a presentation at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm on Nov. 14 as part of their Climate Steward series. The presentation will touch on how climate change is impacted by our home heating choices and how sustainable heating is part of the solution. From the . . . → Read More: Sustainable Heating to Save the Planet & Invigorate Our Community

YEEC at Marketfest, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

On Saturday only, October 19th, we will we have a table at Market Fest to share information on energy audits, energy saving tips, and brochures from various energy programs and businesses. Our aim is to have at least two people working the booth during business hours that day. If you think you can help do . . . → Read More: YEEC at Marketfest, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

The Future of Hybrids & Green Technology

The article below was submitted to this site via SocialMonsters.org. Of course, the greenest choice is to not drive at all. But for those who have to have a car, it pays to investigate the most environmentally friendly alternatives in transportation.

Toyota, the world’s largest producer of hybrid electric cars introduces its first hydrogen-powered car . . . → Read More: The Future of Hybrids & Green Technology

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