Event:Energy Committee Meeting
When:Wed, Aug 16 2017 07:00 pm
Where:Buckland Public Library, 30 Upper Street
Event Status:tentative
Agenda:

BUCKLAND ENERGY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

7:00 p.m.

Buckland Public Library (30 Upper Street, Buckland)



Listing of Topics

1. Open the meeting.

2. Review and approve minutes from 19 July 2017 meeting.

3. Discussion of Solarize Mass: any loose ends

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
• 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)


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;
• Summer/Fall 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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