April 22 is Earth Day 2023 and as such, it seems appropriate that we here at the library offer up some resources that might be of use to folks looking for ways to increase the amount of green in their lives.
One such resource is Efficiency Maine, which is, according to their website “an independent quasi-state agency that is governed by a board of trustees with oversight by the Maine Public Utilities Commission.” Their website, efficiencymaine.com, features information on how to reduce your carbon footprint via incentives for everything from clothes washers to heat pumps to electric cars. In the event that you feel overwhelmed by choice, the site even has articles with helpful tips on how best to put energy efficient tools into service.
When I was shopping for an electric car, Efficiency Maine was a straightforward, marketing-free, source of guidance that helped me with my purchasing decision and with developing an understanding of the available tax credits. Years later, when I was shopping for a heat pump solution, my first stop for information was, again, efficiencymaine.com.