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Driving electric: cleaner air, better climate down the road

By Dylan Voorhees Transportation is Maine’s largest source of climate-changing carbon pollution, and it mostly comes from the passenger cars…

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Charging Electric Vehicles in Maine

Benjamin Lake Charging an electric vehicle is a key part of owning and operating one. Here’s what you need to…

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Is that an electric car?

Meet some of Maine’s EV owners By Heather Chandler As an EV owner since 2014, I’m often stopped when I…

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Driving on sunshine: the EV/PV connection

By Barry Woods I have been driving a Chevy since April 2017. While not a surprising statement in itself, you…

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Case study: heat pump water heaters & damp basements

By Steve Caulfield If you need a new water heater and your basement is somewhat humid and musty, you might…

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The return of the electric car

By Travis Ritchie It seems that 2017 is the year for the return of the electric car in America, with…

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What is a green home worth?

Appraising & financing high-performance homes By Parlin Meyer Few people who embark on the adventure of building a new home…

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A Chat with the Creator of Portland Greenfest, Jeff Edelstein

We caught up with Jeff Edelstein, creator of Portland Greenfest to find out what all of the hubbub was about….

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The sweet spot: the intersection of performance & price

How to Design and Build a Pretty Good (or Better) House by Michael Maines THE BUILDING STANDARD that’s not a…

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Ductless heat pumps: the lowdown

A conversation with Efficiency Maine Ductless heat pumps are one of the most popular technologies for highly efficient heating in…

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