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Convert Your Thinking, Not Your Fuel

A handy infographic explaining the benefits of oil.


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Infographic: 7 Facts to Remember

Discover the Truth About Home Heating Oil: 7 Facts to Remember


Energy in the News

From LED bulbs to window coverings, five easy ways to cut energy use in your home

The Portland Press Herald breaks down five simple solutions for cutting your home heating bill without switching fuel systems:

With all the political wrangling this year around solar policy and natural gas expansion, it’s easy for Mainers to overlook the most obvious and cost-effective ways to save money and use less energy in their own homes.

For more on this topic, see the original article here.

Energy in the News

Misstep turns good news into bad for Summit Natural Gas

The Portland Press Herald explains how a pricing error by Summit Natural Gas has lead to a spike in prices for Maine customers.

"The proposed rate this heating season for home customers of Summit Natural Gas of Maine is the lowest since the company began operating in 2013, and is comparable to current average heating oil prices, figures compiled by the Governor’s Energy Office show.

This would seem to be a selling point for Summit, which entered Maine three years ago with the promise of expanding the state’s limited natural gas pipeline network and providing a cleaner, more-affordable alternative to heating oil.

But Summit came under fire last Thursday after it emailed a notice to its customers …