E2Tech Forums & Events

E2Tech provides a monthly forum series (Sept-June) that seeks to provide timely information about Maine's clean technology sector. E2Tech also hosts periodic networking events to foster business-to-business opportunities within Maine's clean tech economy. Additionally, preceding each forum, a 45 minute block of time is reserved for networking. We hope you can join us. 

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 04, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Mexico, the second largest economy in Latin America, has a stable democracy and a trillion-dollar, free-market economy.  About three quarters of the country's 120 million residents live in urban centers, with over 20 million in the greater Mexico City metropolis.

    Please click the link, above, to register for this webinar.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

    Maine companies involved in energy, environmental and clean technologies will find excellent opportunities for export sales and partnerships in the Mexican market. The Mexican government has identified improvements in water quality and infrastructure as a key development goal, and recently- announced liberalizations of the energy sector will open new markets for companies involved in the supply chains for electrical, petrochemical, and renewable energy, particularly solar.

    Join the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) and E2Tech on Wednesday, February 4, at 11:00 am ET as we welcome Claudia Salgado, Commercial Specialist for the US Department of Commerce in Mexico City.  During this free webinar, Claudia will discuss the outlook for environmental, energy, and cleantech companies in Mexico and how Maine companies interested in the Mexican market can get involved.  

    Details on joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants prior to the event.

    • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TideSmart Global, 380 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105

    E2Tech is thrilled to have been selected to be the Greendrinks featured non-profit in February! The event, which will be 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, will be hosted at TideSmart Global

    TideSmart Global, an experiential media and marketing firm, is an industry-leading group of six companies, all headquartered on a 6-acre eco-friendly campus in Falmouth, Maine. TideSmart installed one of the first electric vehicle charging stations in Maine, and the campus features 350 square feet of solar panels that power 40 percent of the campus, and numerous other green features.

    An exciting addition to this month's Greendrinks is the opportunity to tour TideSmart's newest addition to their campus - the Viridescent House, the first net-energy-positive building in Maine! The Viridescent House will be a certified Passive House (or Passivhaus), a rigorous, voluntary, international standard for energy efficiency in a building. Currently, there are only a handful of net-zero buildings in the state, and this house will actually produce twice the amount of energy needed to sustain itself and therefore is a net-positive house. Read more about the Viridescent House here!


    Portland Greendrinks is dedicated to creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable community by supporting local organizations, businesses, and green initiatives. 

    No formal registration is required for this event, but please register here so we know how many people are coming. Simply show up at TideSmart and pay at the door! The cost is $5 if you bring your own glass/mug/drinking vessel and $10 if not.

    Worried about getting to the event? No problem! Portland Greendrinks has arranged two FREE Maine Brew Bus shuttles that can get you to and from the event! 

    Pick up location: The Craft Beer Cellar, 111 Commercial Street.

    Shuttle 1: will leave The Craft Beer Cellar for Falmouth at 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00pm. Will return from Falmouth to The Craft Beer Cellar at 7:00, 7:30, and (if necessary) 8:00pm.

    Shuttle 2: will leave The Craft Beer Cellar for Falmouth at 5:15, 5:45, and 6:15pm. Will return from Falmouth to The Craft Beer Cellar at 7:15, 7:45, and (if necessary) 8:15pm.

    We're also excited to let you know the event, which will be 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, will be hosted at TideSmart Global in Falmouth.
    • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford Street, USM, Portland

    Hydropower is a key resource in Maine’s energy basket and one that is on verge of expansion with new technologies, untapped potential at existing sites, and identification of new sites for small and micro facilities. Project proposals to bring Canadian hydro through Maine to dense population centers in New England are also being developed. The State is evaluating existing regulations and public policy to identify opportunities for new investment in hydropower that balances economic and environmental considerations. A new study updates the state’s inventory of existing and potential hydro resources and northeastern states are taking a fresh look at the permitting, transmission, economic, and conservation challenges to more and better hydropower development.

    For directions, view a map of USM here (the Wishcamper Center is listed as #41 on the map).

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    • Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta, ME

    Maine has one of the strongest renewable portfolio standards in the country, requiring 40 percent of total electric supply to come from renewable energy sources by 2017 (with 10% from new sources). A national study finds that the alternative energy industry will continue to grow in Maine, estimating $1.9 billion in private investment by 2023. Should energy consumers in Maine continue to pay for the RPS in their rates? Should policymakers strengthen the RPS, weaken it, or carve out support for some generation resources (e.g., thermal heat)? Should Maine seek to join with other states in a regional RPS?

    Should ratepayers in Maine pay for solar and wind installations and incentives because there’s value to the grid? If we’re seeking to subsidize natural gas infrastructure to diversify our energy portfolio and reduce costs to ratepayers, why not wind and solar to diversify our portfolio?

    What is the role of renewable portfolio standards, integrated resource management with long-term contracts, feed-in tariffs, community pilot projects, and rebates in Maine energy policy?

    These questions and issues are critically important to Maine’s energy, economic, and environmental policies, plans, and projects.

    Thank you to our Sponsors



Past events

Friday, January 23, 2015 Worker Training & Internship Briefing
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Maine's Energy Policy 2015
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Holiday Networking Event
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Ocean Acidification Forum
Friday, December 12, 2014 Innovation Engineering Workshop
Thursday, November 20, 2014 E2Tech Annual Meeting - Extreme Makeover: Environmental Remediation Edition
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Organics & Residuals Separation and Processing in the Solid Waste Stream
Friday, September 12, 2014 Heat of the Moment: Plans from State Officials, Energy Companies, and Maine's Next Governor
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Energy, Cleantech, & the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Summer Networking Event at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Thursday, June 26, 2014 The Solid Waste Hierarchy: Waste-to-Energy & the Brighter Side of Landfills
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Navigating the Northeastern Cleantech Cluster Through Wind, Water & Woods
Thursday, June 05, 2014 Innovation Engineering Workshop
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Energy, Environmental & Economic Policy in an Election Year
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Take a Load Off: Distributed Generation and Microgrids
Monday, March 24, 2014 Cleantech Open Northeast: Maine Info Session & Networking
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Regional Electric Grid & Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Reinventing Maine's Pulp, Paper & Forest Products Industries
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 E2Tech Winter Networking Event
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Maine's Offshore Wind Project Update
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Brunswick Landing- Accelerating an Innovative & Renewable Future
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Modernization of Maine's Mining Rules & Development
Thursday, October 24, 2013 Maine's Petroleum Market-Economics, Technology & Transportation
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Cleantech Open Northeast
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine's Plants to Products Forum
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Maine's Environmental Policy Update
Friday, September 13, 2013 Perfect Pitch-Accelerating Success Workshop
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Maine's New Energy Policy
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Sustainable Food Production in Maine: A Four-Course Primer
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Climate Change Adaptation: The Maine Response to Planning, Economic, & Engineering Challenges
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Maine Energy & Environmental Policy: Priorities for the 126th Legislature
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Building & Growing the Clean Tech Sector
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 E2Tech Winter Networking Event
Thursday, January 17, 2013 The Friendly Shark Tank: Financial Resources for Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Thursday, December 13, 2012 In the Loop - Geothermal Energy in Maine's Homes & Businesses
Thursday, November 15, 2012 E2Tech Annual Meeting: Celebrating Member Success Stories
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles: Reducing Maine's Oil Dependence
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10th Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, September 13, 2012 U.S. Senate Candidate Debate
Thursday, June 21, 2012 June 21st Forum - Tidal Energy & Maine’s International Growth Opportunity
Thursday, June 07, 2012 E2Tech Networking Evening
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 21st Century Maine: Warmer, Wetter, Wilder
Thursday, May 17, 2012 May 17th Forum - Sustainable Buildings & Site Development Trends in Maine
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 April 10th Forum - UMAINE: Clean Tech Innovation Partner
Thursday, March 29, 2012 March 29th Networking Evening
Thursday, March 15, 2012 March 15th Forum - 2012 ME Environmental & Energy Policy (Augusta)
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Feb 16th Forum - E2Tech Myth Busters
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Clean Tech Collaborative
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Jan 19th Forum - Financing Maine's Clean Tech Sector
Thursday, December 15, 2011 Dec 15th Forum - Efficiency Maine: A Track Record of Success & the Road Ahead
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Nov 15th - Building Maine's Clean Tech Corridor
Thursday, November 03, 2011 Nov 3rd Event - Explore Brunswick's Future Renewable Energy Center
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Oct 26th Forum - Maine's Evolving Wind Energy Resource
Thursday, October 20, 2011 Oct 20th Forum - Restoring Urban Impaired Streams in Maine
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