BDN reports on UMaine research about energy projects

The Bangor Daily News reported that University of Maine researchers Sharon Klein and Caroline Noblet, both associate professors of economics, were awarded $1.13 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to work with Wabanaki and rural low-income communities to develop and investigate the effectiveness of Local Energy Action Networks, or LEANs, in Maine. LEANs are networks of local government committees that engage in peer-to-peer learning and access to technical, financial and educational assistance relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency technology. As they develop a LEAN for Maine, Klein, Noblet and their team will work with the Penobscot Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and Indian Township, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Mi’kmaq Nation, the Town of Millinocket and several other underserved communities in the state.