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  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:04 AM | Anonymous

    Renewable Energy Workshop!

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Colby College - Davis Science Center
    4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

    Dear Rural Small Business or Agricultural Producer,

    Join us for a renewable energy workshop on Wednesday, October 4th from 3-5 p.m. at Colby College, hosted by the Central Maine Growth Council to learn how to access USDA Rural Development guaranteed loan or competitive grant funds for the purchase, installation and construction of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects.

    We will also have presentations on Solar Power and Modern Wood Heating applications for business and agriculture. 

    Speakers include:  

    • Jennifer Brennan, Energy Projects Manager, GPCOG
    • Ryan Hamilton, President, Interphase Energy
    • Sue Jones, President, Community Energy Partners

     Full Agenda

     To register, email Jennifer Brennan at GPCOG.

  • Friday, September 01, 2017 11:50 AM | Melissa Winne (Administrator)

    Join economist Rachel Bouvier for a four-part webinar series entitled, "The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing: What Environmental Professionals Should Know About Economics." A firm grasp of economic principles is necessary to be able to articulate the full social value of environmental preservation and conservation. Using economic language helps ensure that environmental protection is on equal footing with other, more marketable services.

    Live webinars will be broadcast every third Thursday of the month (with the exception of December), starting September 21 and ending December 14, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Presentations will be one hour, with a half hour for an interactive question and answer period.

    Archived presentations will be available for registrants to access at any time. The cost is $25 for each session or $80 for all four.

    September 21, 2017: Introduction to Economics for Environmental Professionals

    What does it mean to put a value on the environment and why is it important to know how to do it? 

    • Why put a value on the environment?
    • An economist's view of the world
    • Basic concepts of economic value
    October 19, 2017: Tools That Economists Use to "Value" the Environment

    Economists use a variety of tools to value the environment. Learn what those tools are and how they are used to put a value on environmental benefits.
    • Use value/ Non-use value
    • Stated Preference/ Revealed Preference
    November 16, 2017: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Discounting

    Cost-benefit analysis and discounting are integral to creating accurate accountings of value. This webinar touches on what these tools are and how to use them.
    • Steps in a Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • An Introduction to Discounting
    • Value of a Statistical Life
    December 14, 2017: Using Economics in Advocacy and Communication

    Learn how to use economic information to make your work meaningful to your intended audience.
    • How to determine your audience
    • How do you make the information meaningful to them?
    • What forum is most useful to communicate the information?
    CLICK HERE for more information and to register!
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:21 PM | Anonymous

    Following voter approval of the research and development (R&D) bond referendum in June 2017, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is responsible for soliciting proposals from Maine organizations looking to make investments in R&D equipment, infrastructure and technology upgrades to drive innovation in Maine.  The goal is for organizations to demonstrate how the R&D funding will complement their own matching investments to the greatest possible extent and for the greatest possible economic impact.  Applicants will participate in a competitive process and will need to show how the grant funding will help them gain and hold market share, increase revenues, and grow or preserve jobs for Maine people.

    MTI would like to hear what potential applicants think about the proposed approach to the award decision-making process.  MTI staff will be holding a handful of informal feedback sessions with those who may be interested in this bond funding opportunity.  As with all State bond funds, awards must be used for capital and infrastructure expenditures, such as equipment and facilities renovation.

    The conversations with take place on August 28 and 29 in several settings across the State. Reservations are not required.  If you would like a copy of the draft program design prior to the conversations, please contact Patti Sutter, at psutter@mainetechnology.org






    12 noon



    128 Main Street, Biddeford 04005


    4-5 pm



    213 Lisbon St, Lewiston 04240


    8 am


    Thomas College

    180 West River Rd, Waterville 04901


    11 am


    Eastern Maine Development Corporation

    40 Harlow Street, Bangor 04401


    4-5 pm


    Ellsworth City Hall, City Council Chambers

    1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth 04605

    For information on MTI programs, visit the Maine Technology Institute at www.mainetechnology.org.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    Local Wood WORKS and Maine Tree Foundation invite you to participate in a professional workshop giving design and engineering professionals a first-hand look at forestland conservation in Maine, sustainable forestry practices, and the issues at hand for Maine’s wood products businesses. For more information, visit: https://www.tklt.org/designing-for-maine-tour/.

    This program qualifies participants for 7 HSW Learning Units through AIA Maine

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