Zondits Interview: Actually, You Can Get There From Here

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 10/25/2022 Zondits speaks with a rural Mainer about his experiences with EV ownership. Richard Doughty is a recently retired professional engineer who specialized in energy efficiency and clean energy project development and assessment. Richard was previously featured in the annual Zondits April Fools issue when it was reported that he applied … Read more

LEDs Could Be Summer Vacation Plans for Maine Schools

This article was originally published on energynews.us on 3.17.2020. Public schools in Maine this month can get extra financial assistance to install LED lighting. Aside from being a cleaner source of energy, efficiency experts say the new technology can save a lot of money in the long term for schools, where lights are one of … Read more

RGGI Funds Diverted Directly to Maine Large Industrials

Large Maine Companies to Get Millions Back in Cap-and-Trade Payments Maine Public, October 24, 2016 Sixteen of Maine’s biggest manufacturers, from Verso Paper to Jackson Laboratories, are in line to get millions of dollars from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. The payments are seen by some as equitable payback for the millions the … Read more

Maine Energy Efficiency Program Cuts May Impact Hospitals


Hospitals speak out against energy efficiency cuts WKBZ, February 17, 2016. Image credit: geralt Representatives from some of Eastern Maine’s hospitals say they don’t want the state legislature to take away money given to them from a regional energy efficiency program. They, along with the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) say investing that money in … Read more

Mainers Support Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

University Study Suggests Support for Energy Efficiency MPBN News, March 29, 2015 More than half of Mainers surveyed say they would be willing to pay extra in their electricity bills to support more efficient and/or cleaner fuel development. The University of Maine study sampled a random group of more than 400 Mainers. Each respondent on the mail-in … Read more

Critics Concerned Over Maine PUC’s Move to Reconsider Wind Projects

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Wind industry sees ‘political interference’ in Maine PUC’s move to reconsider 2 projects Portland Press Herald, February 20, 2015 Maine’s reshaped Public Utilities Commission wants to reconsider two proposed wind projects it approved two months ago, a move critics say would damage the integrity of the regulatory process and scare off future renewable-energy investors. The … Read more