Event:Energy Committee Meeting
When:Wed, Nov 15 2017 07:00 pm
Where:Buckland Town Hall,17 State Street,Shelburne Falls MA 01370
Event Status:tentative


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

7:00 p.m.

Buckland Town Hall (17 State Street, Buckland)

Listing of Topics

1. Open the meeting.

2. Review and approve minutes from 18 October 2017 meeting.

3. Discussion of Solarize Mass: any loose ends, with focus on status of Direct Energy Solar

4. Discussion of local and regional energy-related issues, including:
• rail transport of fossil and other fuels; concerns about 18 December 2016 PanAm derailment in Buckland, 27 February 2017 derailment in Charlemont; remaining railroad ties and debris along tracks
• State-proposed energy legislation
• alternative electric power suppliers, including NEXAMP, programs used in Orange, Greenfield; municipal power aggregation opportunity updates
• Grant possibility for solar access for Franklin/Hampshire low-moderate income households
• New Massachusetts program: HeatSmart Mass (Mass CEC and DOER)
• Recycle-able/biodegradable plastic bags

5. Update on 2017 Green Communities Grant application submitted 09 March 2017
• continue discussion on potential projects to include in future applications, especially those that will bring us closer to the 20% reduction in energy use marker
• DOER updates?

6.  Continue discussion of future public events, including:
• Windserts workshop (scheduled for Saturday, 18 November);
• Fall /Winter 2017 film series and/or discussion groups;
• budget for events

7. Update on MVP Grant

8.  Report back about other meetings/ activities in which committee members participate.

9.  Other items not reasonably anticipated

10.   Choose facilitator and scribe for next meeting.

11.   Adjourn meeting.

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