KEYS Energy Projects
July 18, 2011
Energy Efficiency Loan Program Begins Today
For information, visit www.seacoastenergy.org
December 22, 2010
York County Renewable Energy Initiative
On January 8, 2011 the first meeting will be held of a community lead initiative, including all of York County, to educate and reduce our personal energy consumption. The location will be at the Kennebunk Town Hall from 8:45am-12:00pm in room 301. The first meeting's focus will be on the SEAREI www.searei.com and PAREI www.plymouthenergy.org model. Please go to the websites FMI about the all-volunteer concept.
Ann & Michael Bliss, the co-founders of SEAREI, will give a presentation of how the model works. SEAREI holds energy reduction workshops, monthly potluck suppers with a guest speaker, and installs solar hot water systems with installation done by trained volunteers. Their presentation will be followed be a Q&A session.
Following the SEAREI presentation, there will be a brain storming session for attendees to discuss what they would like see included in future meetings.
Concluding will be Steve Thomas talking about the PACE (Property Accessed Clean Energy) loans that will be available mid January from Efficiency Maine.
The meeting is free but limited to 30 people so please RSVP to Steve Thomas 207-450-8141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy Loans in the Works
(Portsmouth Herald, March 2, 2010)
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO WORKED ON THIS! SIX TOWNS, INCLUDING THE KEYS TOWNS, HAVE BEEN AWARDED (conditional on contracts and other processes going forward) A $500,000 GRANT DUE TO THIS COLLABORATIVE WORK!
Written at the start of the project:
All four towns in the KEYS region have active and engaged energy committees. It has become evident that there is growing interest in lowering carbon emissions in our region as well as finding more sustainable ways to approach energy use and production.
The recent focus on energy efficiency by both the federal government and the state of Maine has highlighted the potential for significant energy savings, emissions reductions and a major new growth industry for the state and region. In York County, the recent Bi-state Green project highlighted the relationship between energy efficiency and economic development.
By working together our region may have a better chance of funding some important energy projects. Our priority is to submit a proposal for a block grant for stimulus money which would fund weatherization, energy savings and installation of solar technologies, as well as education and training programs in KEYS towns and other communities in Southern York County that may join with us.
Other joint projects have also been proposed, and these will be addressed as time and resources become available.
Please see the linked pages below for additional information.
Useful Websites A listing of websites for citizens interested in energy efficiencies
Energy Projects email list:
Earlier Proposal Drafts