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The Energy and Sustainability Committee is a committee authorized by the Town's Select Board. Terms are three-year, staggered. Committee composition: six appointed residents, one appointed Selectman, plus the Facilities Manager. The Committee complies with Open Meeting regulations.
The Energy and Sustainability Committee will proactively identify and advise the Select Board on policies and procedures to efficiently and effectively manage municipal and school energy expenditures and reduce community greenhouse gas emissions.
- Worked with Facilities to place 6 electric car chargers on municipal properties in town
- Free solar panels from the SolarizeMass program have been installed on John Glenn Middle School
- Awarded $ 150, 000 grant for Lane School energy conservation updates.
- Kill-a-Watt meters available for circulation at the Town library. (thanks to Friends of the Library funding.)
- In 2011 Massachusetts designated Bedford a "Green Community", which made it eligible for up to $148,000 in grants for local renewable power and energy efficiency projects.
- 2012 $148,000
- 2013 $200,000
Work in Progress
- Supporting the Community Choice Aggregation roll out in Bedford with education of residents. There will be a return visit to the COA in October.
- Drafted a Net Zero Plan with input from a working group of residents and businesses, presenting to the Select Board shortly
- Researching the feasibility of composting options for the town, leveraging information from the private composting efforts in town
Energy and Sustainability Members
|Michael Donnell||Chair, 2020|
|Margot R. Fleischman||Select Board, 2021|