Monthly Archives: November 2011
One of the best kept secrets in the Portland Area environmental community is Maine Standard Biofuels. What these guys do is amazing! Maine Standard Biofuels has created a refinery in Portland that takes waste veggie oil from restaurants and turns … Continue reading → Continue reading → Continue reading
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Our state is buzzing about the Governor’s latest initiative of cutting Maine’s oil consumption in half by 2014. This news is met with mixed emotions as people are trying to fathom: Whether we can make this shift or not? What … Continue reading → Continue reading → Continue reading
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Unitil just announced a rate increase request to the PUC (public utility commission). It’s been mentioned in the media that it’s a 16% increase. That sounds like a lot! What does it mean; is natural gas still an affordable alternative? … Continue reading → Continue reading
Yes and no. The idea is appealing, leave the existing oil boiler in place, and simply convert the burner from oil to pellets. As a rule, the less infrastructure you replace, the less expensive the installation is. That’s why it’s … Continue reading