Alternative Energy Committee

Purpose:

The Alternative Energy Committee is an Ad-Hoc committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen to advise the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen in identifying ways to help control the escalating costs of energy in the Town of Duxbury.

Proposed Charge:

  1. Work with Town staff to develop a reporting system to benchmark current energy usage by the Town.
  2. Identify potential ways of reducing energy usage and costs.  Methods of reducing energy costs may include conservation, technical improvements, monitoring, cogeneration, alternative sources of power generation such as wind and solar, and hybrid technologies.
  3. Propose targets for reduction of energy usage and help town staff develop an action plan to achieve these targets.
  4. Advise the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen during development of budget articles relating to alternative energy strategies.  Work may include proposing by-law changes to allow for construction of new technologies.
  5. Identify and assist the Town Manager with applications for grant opportunities and other non-tax methods of funding proposed projects.
  6. Keep the public informed as to the progress of the committee‘s efforts by reporting periodically to the Board of Selectmen and holding public information meetings.

Committee Members

NameTitleTerm
Sandy von Stackelberg

06/30/19

Lois Wood

Member

06/30/18

Marc Peterman

Member

06/30/19

Jim Goldenberg

Member

06/30/18

Kevin Kingston

Member

06/30/19

Lew Segall

Chair

06/30/19

Susan Fontaine

Member

06/30/18

Lynn Smith

Member

06/30/18

Kate Moriarty

Member

06/30/20

Josh Cutler

Member

06/30/20

Matt Cooney

Member

06/30/20

Jessica Williams

Member

06/30/19

Theodore J. Flynn

Board of Selectmen Liaison