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Giving Back to the Community

A long time ago, the Royal River was an important part of life here in our neck of the woods, powering mills and allowing a community to grow and flourish. Nowadays, we see what the river helped to create. We believe that ordinary people can come together to make a big difference, too, in helping to create a community that continues that growth.

Our “Ripple to River” program is highlighting Make-A-WishⓇ Maine this month, an important organization in our community that could use your help.

Even a small, individual act of kindness can “ripple out” into something significant for kids that are facing challenges nobody ever wants to face. One person’s donation, no matter how small, can combine with others to bring comfort and positive change to a family facing unimaginable challenges after their child has been diagnosed with a critical illness.

Ripple to River will highlight one Maine-based non-profit each month that focuses on supporting these children.

 

Donate to Make-A-WishⓇ

 

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Season of Wishes

Royal River Heat Pumps is matching donations up to $3000 for Make-A-Wish Maine, Season of Wishes with 107.5 Frank FM and 99.9 The Wolf. to try and raise 15 wishes in 15 days for children facing challenges no child should ever have to face. Your donation will help to give hope to families and their children with critical illnesses.

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Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge

The Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge aims to reduce carbon pollution from cold climate heating and increase efficiency to save consumers money. The U.S. Department of Energy is working towards advancing cold-climate clean heat pumps to reach the Biden administrations goal of net-zero carbon by 2050. Heat pumps significantly reduce carbon pollution, while lowering energy costs and comfortably heating (and cooling!) homes. Mitsubishi Electric has announced their commitment to advance innovation and efficiency of the next generation of heat pumps. More information

 

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Clean-Energy Companies in the News

Scott Libby, owner of Royal River Heat Pumps spoke at the E2tech Workforce Forum last Tuesday. Read the Mainebiz article about what Scott had to say about building a clean energy workforce to reach Maine’s renewable energy goals for 80% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

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Heat Pump Water Heaters Study

Check out this news article about a heat pump water heater study in the Pacific Northwest aimed at decarbonization and creating efficient energy systems. “This approach makes HPWHs significantly more energy efficient than traditional units. Considering that water heating accounts for about one-seventh of the electricity use in a home, improved efficiency translates to significant energy and cost savings, as well as potential environmental benefits.”