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The Clean Power Plan & Maine's Economy

When the EPA announced the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants in August, Evergreen joined Maine's climate activists in applause. Then we got to work building support for the Clean Power Plan through editorials & Congressional visits. Though the Senate recently voted to block the Plan, the political battle is far from over.

The Clean Power Plan sets state-by-state targets to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32% by 2030. It gives states flexibility in how they meet those targets, and suggests the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) as a possible path. This market-based collaboration between nine Northeast states, including Maine, limits total carbon pollution that power plants can emit regionally and allows the free market to determine which plants emit how much. Since 2007, this cap and trade system has reduced climate-changing carbon pollution, spurred investments in energy efficiency and clean energy, and given a significant boost to our economy.    Continue reading>

When your energy efficiency project requires getting into tight spaces, we look to veteran Field Technician and resident contortionist Eddie Elwell. Eddie is unfailingly positive, kind, and hardworking. We're lucky to have his smiling face on our team - even if you can't see it here!

Efficiency Maine Board Adopts New 3-Year Plan

This month, Efficiency Maine’s board voted unanimously to adopt a new 3-year plan and budget, which will save consumers more than $870 million on energy bills over the lifetime of the efficiency measures. The plan now goes to the Public Utilities Commission for a formal review, expected to take at least four months, before it can be implemented.

Though the final plan includes less funding for home weatherization and efficiency than the plan as originally drafted, it maintains energy efficiency, alternative energy, and conservation programs that help homes and businesses cut their energy costs. Continue reading>
Learn how these Camden, Maine homeowners will spend more time playing and less time worrying this winter, thanks to Evergreen improvements that tackled ice dams, basement moisture, and cold floors.
"You can have that old house charm without the old house headaches."

When Maine's bravest run around Portland's Back Cove and plunge into ocean on December 31 to combat climate change, Evergreen will be there. We're proud to sponsor NRCM's work for energy efficiency, clean air, and renewable energy, and we're tough enough to dip & dash!      Register now to join us.