Maine warms to new Web site

With winter approaching and heating oil prices higher than last year, Maine's Gov. Angus King hopes residents will warm up to a new Web site that promotes conservation. The state site, aptly called BundleMeUp (www.bundlemeup.org), offers conservation tips on using oil and electricity, how low-income homeowners can receive grants to help pay energy bills, contact information for emergencies and links to local, state and national agencies, utility companies and other resources.

Dan Simpson, spokesman for the Maine State Housing Authority, said the site is in direct response to the high home heating oil and kerosene prices that have "shot up" in the past several months.

"People can't control the price of oil, but they can control how they save energy," he said. About 60 percent of Maine households are heated by oil.

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