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  • Friday, June 26, 2020 12:54 PM | Joe Brown

    Take advantage of Efficiency Maine's instant rebates for qualifying electric vehicles!

    Efficiency Maine is also a great resource if you looking for more information about electric vehicles and charging. Their website provides easy to understanding information about finding a charging station, which vehicles are eligible for their rebate, additional incentives for EV and charging, and more. Find out how to receive a tax credit on both your EV and home charging station, in addition to the instant rebate!!

    For more details go to: https://www.efficiencymaine.com/ev/electric-vehicles-and-charging-solutions/

    Follow Efficiency Maine on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on EV news and financial incentives!!

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:48 PM | Joe Brown

    Applications are now being accepted through June 30, 2020 for up to $60,000 in student loan debt relief for professionals who live in or relocate to Maine and are employed by a Maine-based business in the STEM-related fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

    For more information: https://www.famemaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/AlfondLeadersHandout_wDisclaimer.pdf

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:45 AM | Joe Brown

    Cleantech Open Northeast is the region's oldest and largest cleantech business accelerator program. On June 19, 2020, Cleantech announced this year's class, 47 startups will participate. E2Tech is pleased to have recruited the two Maine companies who were selected to take advantage of this cleantech growth opportunity. We are excited to see the success of BaselineES and Foothill Fuels.

    https://www.necec.org/news-details/amidst-global-pandemic-cleantech-open-northeast-welcomes-47-startups-to-participate-in-the-2020-cleantech-business-accelerator

  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:35 AM | Adelaide Taylor

    Mainebiz coverage of E2Tech's June 10, 2020 Webinar, Blueprint for a Zero Carbon Economy: Achieving Maine's Climate Goals, can be found HERE


  • Friday, May 29, 2020 9:51 AM | Joe Brown

    Joe Brown, a student at the University of Maine School of Law, will be working at E2Tech this summer as an intern. The opportunity was provided in conjunction with the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center, part of the University of Maine System.

    Upon graduation, he plans on using his law degree in an interdisciplinary setting, pursuing a career in either energy and environmental law, land use, or business law.

    Joe’s prior experience includes working in the City of Portland Treasury Department, and the City of South Portland Planning and Development office. Joe also has a B.S. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire. E2Tech members may hear from him as he reaches out to our membership to update contact information as well as learn about key member initiatives where we may be of service.

    If he is not working or studying you can find him camping, skiing, or traveling.


  • Wednesday, March 04, 2020 2:54 PM | Adelaide Taylor
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    To our valued clients, vendors, partners and friends:

     

    It is with great pleasure that today we announce the completion of St.Germain’s acquisition of MAI Environmental, a South Portland, Maine-based environmental consulting and field-testing services firm founded in 2000 by Maine licensed geologist John Marchewka. Over its 20 years in business, MAI Environmental earned a reputation for delivering solutions for complex environmental and geological projects throughout Maine and New England.

     

    This acquisition expands St.Germain’s environmental investigation, remediation, and site redevelopment services and, as a result, MAI Environmental clients will have access to a full suite of environmental consulting, civil engineering and environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance services. Clients can expect “business as usual” while also benefiting from the combined resources and expertise of a single, full-service provider.

     

    So, what does this mean? Other than a few new faces, you will see no change to your day to day experience with St.Germain. MAI Environmental’s two employees, John Marchewka and Paul Prescott, have joined our environmental services team and will continue serving their clients without disruption. Moving forward, what you will see are significant benefits in the following areas:

    • Additional expertise in environmental investigation, remediation, and site redevelopment
    • Increased capacity to deliver responsive, dedicated client service
    • Increased efficiency and convenience of a single, full-service provider for your needs

     

    We welcome you to take this opportunity to learn more about John, Paul, and the rest of the St.Germain team.  THANK YOU for your trust and your continued business.

     

    Over the next several weeks, you may hear from us again to check in or provide additional information. I appreciate your candor and welcome you to reach out to me personally with any questions.

     

    Sincerely,

    Mark St.Germain, President

    Office: 207.591.7000   Cell: 207.415.1000

    marks@stgermain.com     

     

    Visit Our Page at www.stgermain.com


  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:33 AM | Adelaide Taylor

    Former EPA regional administrator to lead the CEC's Joint Public Advisory Committee

    Robert W. Varney will assume the chairmanship of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s advisory body for 2020

    Montreal, 6 January 2020—Considered one of the most experienced and respected environmental leaders in North America, Robert W. Varney will chair the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) for 2020. Mr. Varney is a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) New England regional administrator and is currently president of Normandeau Associates, a science-based environmental firm with thirteen offices in 10 states.
     
    Varney will chair the CEC’s advisory committee next year as it holds public consultations in the three countries on pressing environmental matters of regional interest, including the CEC’s forthcoming new Strategic Plan. Following its public consultations, JPAC provides advice to the CEC Council, made up of North America’s top environmental officials. JPAC is composed of fifteen citizen volunteers (five from each country) and advises the Council on any matter within the scope of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.
     
    “With a new trade agreement among Canada, Mexico and the United States headed towards ratification and a new Strategic Plan for the CEC on the horizon, JPAC looks forward to engaging with the public in 2020 to ensure cooperation on the environment between our three countries is as strong and effective as ever,” said Varney. 
     
    The JPAC Chair is elected for a one-year term and by rotation from among the three countries' members. JPAC meets throughout the year in different locations throughout North America, typically in conjunction with CEC events.
     
    Varney’s past experience includes chairing the national organization of state environmental agency heads (Environmental Council of the States), as well as the State/EPA Superfund Policy Forum and Federal Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). He was also a member of EPA’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council and served on the New Hampshire Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy. Current chairman of the state chapter of the Environmental Business Council of New England, Varney was recently reappointed by New Hampshire's governor to serve on the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. Varney is the recipient of numerous environmental awards, such as the EPA Lifetime Achievement Award, the John H. Chafee Award of the New England Water Works Association, the Paul Keough Award of the Environmental Business Council of New England, and the ECOS Founder’s Award.
     
    For more information about the CEC's Joint Public Advisory Committee, visit www.cec.org/jpac.


  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:07 PM | Adelaide Taylor

    ORPC Represented at United Nations Climate Change Conference

    Chilean Nongovernmental Organization Introducing ORPC’s Sustainable Energy Solution

    Portland, Maine, December 11, 2019 – Ocean Renewable Power Company, Inc. (ORPC), announced today that Chilean nongovernmental organization, NRGizar, dedicated to the development of community-scale renewable energy, particularly marine renewable energy, in remote regions of southern and central Chile, is representing ORPC at the United Nations (U.N.) Climate Change Conference COP 25. The foremost global forum for multilateral discussion of climate change matters, COP 25 is in progress and will conclude on December 13 in Madrid, Spain.

    Selected as a nonprofit observer for the conference, NRGizar, represents private companies and engineers, geophysicists and oceanographers in central and southern Chile dedicated to providing professional development opportunities at no charge to young people in remote regions of Chile. NRGizar founder, Sergio Andrade, and ORPC business development consultant for Chile, will present at COP 25 on “Energy dignity in rural areas,” on December 12 and 13, and NRGizar will be an exhibitor at the conference on December 13.

    “We embrace ORPC and its proven river and tidal power systems as a means to strengthen rural Chile’s resilience to the increasing effects of climate change, and to provide energy hope and dignity to our rural communities and young people,” said Mr. Andrade.

    ORPC President, John Ferland, remarked, “NRGizar’s work in Chile perfectly aligns with ORPC’s efforts to serve remote markets globally and provide clean, affordable energy while ensuring positive, local economic results. We are most concerned with remote communities and facilities in Canada, Chile and the U.S. that have no access to regional power grids, rely solely on diesel or other fossil fuel to power their homes and are experiencing the first, most significant effects of climate change.”

    ORPC launched its first commercial product, the RivGen® Power System, in July in the remote village of Igiugig, Alaska, where the system was installed and is now operating in the nearby Kvichak River. The company plans to install a second RivGen device, along with smart microgrid controls and electronics, and an energy storage system, over the next 18 months, creating a sustainable energy solution that ORPC estimates will reduce the community’s diesel fuel use by 90 percent.

    ORPC, whose mission is to improve people’s lives and their environment through sustainable energy solutions, is the only company to have built, operated and delivered power to a utility grid from a tidal energy project (in Maine), and to a remote community grid from a river energy project (in Alaska). ORPC remains committed to its founding principle of working collaboratively with all stakeholders and local contractors to create economic development opportunities. In addition to its Portland, Maine, company headquarters, ORPC has offices in Montreal (ORPC Canada) and Dublin (ORPC Ireland), an operations center in Eastport, Maine, and a project office in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information, visit www.orpc.co.


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