Developing a Clean Energy Roadmap
On August 21, 2013, over 90 people attended the Northampton Community Energy 101 Forum to kick-off the Northampton Community Energy Strategies Program. The conversation was lively as attendees shared their ideas for the development of a comprehensive, community-wide Clean Energy Roadmap, which will help guide the community on our journey to a clean, secure and affordable energy future.
You can view a list of the shared visions, strategies, and potential actions that came out of this event by downloading the Northampton 101 Forum Notes.
Also, thanks to Northampton resident Ruth McGrath, you can view portions of the event by clicking here.
City staff, our state partners, and a local 16-member Clean Energy Working Group are taking the ideas generated by the 101 forum along with a clean energy resource analysis of Northampton being developed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and developing proposed concrete actions which we will bring back to the community in a second forum (Forum 201) on October 9 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Senior Center.
In the mean time, please check out what the City has already done toward clean energy and review the resources the City has compiled to help community individuals and businesses move toward cleaner energy.
What are Your Ideas?
Please share them with us.
• What visions, strategies, or potential actions can you suggest to help Northampton achieve a clean, secure and affordable energy future?
• What actions toward clean energy have others in the community accomplished?
• What additional resources are available for individuals and/or businesses to move toward cleaner energy?
Email your ideas and suggestions to Northampton’s Energy & Sustainability Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northampton Community Energy Strategies Program is an initiative developed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Green Communities Division. It provides local residents and businesses an opportunity to work with city leaders to identify, assess, and enable new energy efficiency, renewable energy, and renewable heating and cooling projects and programs to serve the Northampton community.