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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)]

CO2 Now

Current CO2 Level in the Atmosphere


Why is the color of LED lighting so important?

The latest generation of LED (light emitting diode) exterior lighting is significantly more energy efficient than even high pressure sodium fixtures (the orange-tinted street lights that are commonly used). And what’s made the recent use of LED lights take off is the dramatic decline in prices for all types of LED fixtures. However, especially when . . . → Read More: Why is the color of LED lighting so important?

The hidden costs of light pollution

Besides being wasteful, light pollution has far-reaching adverse effects on humans and other life as highlighted in this video.

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Light Pollution

Light pollution degrades our environment in many ways and represents a significant waste of energy and money.

Each night almost of a third of the light used out-of-doors escapes into the night sky where, instead of providing useful illumination, it causes glare, sky glow and other types of light pollution. About 2.500 individual stars should . . . → Read More: Light Pollution

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