Energy and Climate Committee

Members :

Dorian Yates - Chair 785-4324

Doc Bagley

David Lutz

Jim Schley, Secretary

Barbara Smith

Matt Christie

Tii McLane

Susan Hodges

Jenevra Wetmore

Susan Tiholiz

This group can be contacted at

energy@straffordvt.org

Meeting are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm via ZOOM. 

Electric Vehicle Presentation

Sept 23, 2021

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SECC Recording Passcode: AZW3*DiX

Tim Briglin Climate and Energy Presentation

Sept 28, 2021

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SECC Recording Passcode: ++dKs=8I

Plastics Education Meeting

November 11, 2021

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SECC Recording Passcode: X.jt6Vz#

Heat Pump Presentation by Matt Chrisite

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So, what can each of us do? click here

Websites/articles of interest about PLASTICS, click here

ENERGY-EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES

Vital Communities: Reduce Your Energy Burden    

https://vitalcommunities.org/energy/energy-burden/

 

Efficiency Vermont: Save with Weatherizing and Conservation

https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/

 

FINANCING FOR HOME-ENERGY PROJECTS

VECAN: Home and Community Financing

https://vecan.net/resource/financing-funding/

 

Efficiency Vermont: Rebates

https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/services/financing?gclid=CJHBt7WettUCFVRMDQodYiIAdA

 

VGreen Financing

https://www.vsecu.com/financial/clean-energy-loans/about

 

Mascoma Bank: Solar and Energy-Efficiency Loans

https://www.mascomabank.com/personal-banking/loans/solar-and-energy-efficiency-loans/

 

Home Energy Loans: Vermont State Employees Credit Union

https://www.vsecu.com/environmental/clean-energy-programs/home-energy-loan

 

Capstone: Low-Cost/No-Cost Weatherizing

https://capstonevt.org/weatherization/weatherization

 

COVER Home Repair: Weatherization Tips

https://coverhomerepair.org/home-repair/weatherization-tips/

 

Vermont Energy Saver: Loans and Incentives

https://energysaver.vermont.gov/programs-incentives/financing

Mission Statement: In March 2020 at Town Meeting, the voters of Strafford resolved to work together to reach net-zero in greenhouse-gas emissions for the whole town by 2030. To achieve this commitment, the Strafford Energy and Climate Committee (SECC) serves as an advisor for the citizens and the municipality of Strafford. We will advocate for innovative, workable, and cost effective options for energy conservation and reduction of our carbon emissions in heating or cooling buildings, powering vehicles, and generating electricity. We will support effective planning for resiliency, sustainability, and ecological wellbeing, and improved carbon sequestration through careful stewardship of soil, plants, and forests.

 

The Energy and Climate Committee will provide ongoing assessment of Strafford’s progress in adoption of renewable and restorative policies and practices, and will:

 

* Advise the Selectboard and members of Strafford’s

other committees and commissions

* Provide information to the residents of Strafford

and local farms, businesses, schools, and forest

managers 

* Work closely with the Intermunicipal Regional

Energy Coordinator and energy and climate

committees in neighboring communities

CLIMATE ACTION AND POLICY

Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network (VECAN)

https://vecan.net/

 

Energy Action Network (EAN): Community-Scale Weatherizing [???]

https://www.eanvt.org/events-and-initiatives/weatherization-action-team/

 

350 Vermont: Resist fossil fuels, build momentum for alternatives, and transform communities for justice and resilience

https://350vermont.org/

 

350.org: Working locally and nationally on climate change issues

https://350.org/

 

TRANSPORTATION

Go! Vermont: Ride-Sharing

https://www.connectingcommuters.org/

 

VECAN: Transportation and Land Use

https://vecan.net/resource/transportation-land-use/

 

Drive Electric Vermont

https://www.driveelectricvt.com/

 

Local Motion: Biking Is Better

https://www.localmotion.org/

AGRICULTURE/FOREST CARBON RESOURCES

Sustainable Woodstock: Forest Carbon Action Group

https://www.sustainablewoodstock.org/our-programs/carbon-work-study-discussion-series/

 

On-Farm Renewable Energy:

https://agriculture.vermont.gov/land-use-renewable-energy-0/farm-renewable-energy

 

USDA Rural Energy America: Support for Renewables and Energy-Efficiency

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/energy-programs/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy