Event:Energy Committee Meeting
When:Wed, Jan 17 2018 07:00 pm
Where:Buckland Town Hall,17 State Street,Shelburne Falls MA 01370
Event Status:tentative



Wednesday, 17 January 2018

7:00 p.m.

Buckland Town Hall (17 State Street, Buckland)

Listing of Topics

1. Open the meeting.

2. Review and approve minutes from 20 December 2017 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 • alternative electric power suppliers, including NEXAMP, programs used in Orange, Greenfield; 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? • Winter/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:  01/11/2017, 3:35 p.m., sc


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