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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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Concord Installs Anti-Idling Equipment on Municipal Vehicles

Here is a potential energy saver for the town.

City of Concord Installs Anti-Idling Equipment on Light Duty Vehicles and Police Cruiser

The City of Concord will install vehicle idle reduction equipment on eight of its vehicles at the end of December, thanks to grant funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) . . . → Read More: Concord Installs Anti-Idling Equipment on Municipal Vehicles

Weatherization technician training at YCCC

Do you know anyone who might be interested in this training? The five-day course will be run the week of Jan. 3 and again the week of Feb. 28, 2011 at York County Community College. See the course schedule.

. . . → Read More: Weatherization technician training at YCCC

December Meeting!

Greetings Everyone!

We have a great meeting planned for this Tuesday. We’ll be in the downstairs meeting room at 7pm.

On the agenda:

1. Stephen Kosacz will give us the latest on the KEYS area weatherization grant.

2. Jeff Beaudoin from the Town of York Energy Steering Committee will talk about the permit fee . . . → Read More: December Meeting!

York Goes Green Facebook page

Just a reminder that if you are a Facebook user, please consider following our York Goes Green Facebook page by clicking on the “Like” button at http://www.facebook.com/YorkGoesGreen.

There you’ll find brief but more frequent postings of news about energy efficiency strategies and information about living a greener life.

Also, if you run across any information . . . → Read More: York Goes Green Facebook page

New winter farmers’ market in York

Here’s great news for the area. A winter farmers’ market will be held at Foster’s Downeast Clambake, 1 Axholme Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Nov. 20 and 27, Dec. 11 and 18, Jan. 15 and 29, Feb. 5 and 19, March 5 and 19.

From the Seacoastonline.com news site:

Earth Matters: Farmers . . . → Read More: New winter farmers’ market in York

November Meeting

Greetings Everyone!

We have a great meeting planned for this Tuesday. We’ll be in the downstairs meeting room at 7pm.

On the agenda:

1. Dana Fischer from Efficiency Maine will be here to answer our questions about PACE, and help us understand what else is happening around the state.

2. Stephen Thomas from the . . . → Read More: November Meeting

Button Up NH- Home Energy Savings Workshop

Seacoast Greenovations, a provider of eco-friendly and home-healthy products, is hosting a Home Energy Savings Workshop known as Button Up NH on Saturday, November 20. Below is the event flyer:

Article about PACE in York Weekly

Nice recent story in the York Weekly about our presentation to the Planning Board on the PACE program:

Maine seeks to pick up ‘PACE’ of energy savings

YORK, Maine — A new clean energy loan program is designed to get $30 million into the hands of Maine residents who want to make green improvements to . . . → Read More: Article about PACE in York Weekly

October meeting

Greetings Everyone!

1. Our next meeting is tonight at 7pm in the downstairs room of the York Public Library. Bob Brisebois and Paul McGowan have been working hard on a plan to engage with the York business community. They will be leading a discussion on this topic and looking for volunteers who can help.

2. . . . → Read More: October meeting

Efficiency Maine PACE presentation at South Berwick

South Berwick officials and representatives from surrounding towns attended Efficiency Maine’s presentation of the PACE program Wednesday night at Town Hall. From the Seacoastonline.com article, Maine energy efficiency program offers loans:

“Our goal is to weatherize the entire state,” said Dana Fischer of Efficiency Maine, after explaining the process in detail and answering . . . → Read More: Efficiency Maine PACE presentation at South Berwick

Maine towns showing interest in PACE

A number of local communities are investigating or taking steps to adopt PACE ordinances. From an article in the keepmecurrent.com news site:

Towns backing energy efficiency loan program

Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

By Michael Kelley

SCARBOROUGH – The Scarborough Town Council recently approved the town’s participation . . . → Read More: Maine towns showing interest in PACE

September Meeting

Happy Fall Everyone!

Exciting things are happening in York these days. Couple updates below:

1. Our next meeting is tomorrow night at the Library at 7pm. We’ll be joined by Ann Goggins, a consultant who has been helping Kennebunk craft their PACE ordinance. She can help answer some of our questions, and give us some . . . → Read More: September Meeting

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