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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Governor Establishes Energy Assistance Website
July 13, 2008
Governor John E. Baldacci unveiled today a new Web page for consumers and businesses eager to find ways to reduce their energy costs. Part of a continuing effort to empower Maine people with information, the Governor said that prior to the development of this Web page, energy resources were scattered among various State government and private Internet sites, making information difficult to find.
The Web site can be accessed directly from the State government Web site, www.maine.gov – look for the “Energy Assistance” icon under the State Highlights section. The page is also accessible under the Governor’s Web site.
Information on the site includes the most recent initiatives underway in Maine, including the Free Fair Friday transit program running in various communities throughout the State in July. Other resources are easily accessible through the site’s organization under the categories of Homeowners, Businesses, Transportation, and “Get Help.” A quick search tool enables people to pinpoint specific information.
Governor Baldacci stressed that while Mainers are enjoying the warm summer months, the time is right to think ahead to the heating season. In particular, homeowners and businesses can take a number of steps to prepare buildings for winter and thereby reduce the amount of energy needed to heat facilities. Additionally, as gas prices continue to climb, there are ways that Mainers can reduce their driving or otherwise conserve fuel, such as car or van pooling. Much more information, including low interest loans and alternative energy incentives, can be found now through the single Maine energy assistance Web site.
Last update: 07/20/10
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