Event:Energy Committee Meeting
When:Thu, Feb 22 2018 07:00 pm
Where:Buckland Public Library, 30 Upper Street
Event Status:tentative



Wednesday, 21 February 2018

7:00 p.m.

Buckland Public Library (30 Upper Street, Buckland)

Listing of Topics

1. Open the meeting.

2. Review and approve minutes from 17 January 2018 regular meeting and 30 January 2018 special meeting.

3. Discussion of Solarize Mass: any loose ends, with focus on status of Direct Energy Solar; discussion of SREC program/alternatives, state/federal shifts in incentives

4. Discussion of local and regional energy-related issues, including: • MCAP • 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, including proposed “woodlands partnership”; response to Northern Pass • Alternative electric power suppliers, including NEXAMP, programs used in Orange, Greenfield; regional municipal power aggregation opportunity updates • MassSave program updates • 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: • Planning for future winserts workshop? • Spring 2018 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.

Posted:  2/16/2018, 3:05 p.m., sc


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