Mainers pay some of the highest energy costs in the nation. Our state has the dubious distinction of being the most dependent on heating oil for heating homes and businesses. These costs are especially high on Maine’s islands, where it is common to pay more than a dollar more per gallon than your neighbors on the mainland.
In spring 2017, local energy leaders from Dover, Durham, Lee, Northwood, and Portsmouth launched Energize360 in an effort to educate and empower their neighbors with the knowledge and the tools to bring about the clean energy transition from the bottom up. Five months later, the Energize360 team celebrates the conclusion of Wave #1 and reflects on their successes to date.