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Cooperative Extension: Energy

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Save money through energy conservation and alternative energy sources.

Many Maine residents are having trouble meeting their needs for heating, transportation, and food due to rising prices. University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides research-based information on how to save money through energy conservation and alternative energy sources.

  • For the homeowner or renter: heating source comparisons; how to conserve energy through insulation and appliance use; home heating safety.
  • For the traveler: driving and car maintenance; fuel costs; public transportation; ride sharing.
  • For small businesses and farms: energy-saving tips and current research in Maine on producing energy on the farm with biodiesel; links to information on tax incentives and energy audits.

Video series: Experts on Demand

Fact sheet series: Maine Home Energy: Increase your home’s energy efficiency and safety. Download our fact sheets for free!

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact Information

Cooperative Extension: Energy
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188 or 800.287.0274 (in Maine)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System