To highlight and celebrate energy saving techniques and projects in town, the Charlotte Energy Committee has hung up eight sets of solar string lights at locations demonstrating examples of climate resilience.
The Charlotte Energy Committee has created the Charlotte Energy Shelf to connect low-to-moderate income Charlotters with no-cost weatherization materials
The turnout was remarkable on a drizzly day in the low 50s to celebrate the newly installed solar system at the CCS compost shed.
The Charlotte Library was built in 1997 with a least first cost approach. The 2,650 square foot building was air conditioned in summer, and in winter, heated with oil that was stored in an underground tank.
Wolfger Schneider of Sustainable Charlotte not only designed a photovoltaic system for the Charlotte Energy Committee for its dual-use demonstration project at the compost shed at the Charlotte Central School, he took the lead on installing it as well.
The Charlotte Energy Committee (CEC) is excited to announce its new website. The new site breaks down a vast amount of information into easy sections, using photos and charts for support.
Charlotter’s write in about support for selectboard candidacy, school district’s proposed budget and energy change.
The Selectboard tackled topics from picnic tables to open-space tax refunds and everything in between on Monday night.
Monday’s brief Selectboard meeting was the last for board member Fritz Tegatz and the last before town meeting. The board motioned and approved several routine agenda items, and briefly discussed actions related to the solar net metering agreement RFP.
As I finish my two-year term on the Charlotte Energy Committee (CEC) as the student representative, I reflect on the evenings I spent with the group. My time on the CEC served as an amazing learning opportunity.
Electric cars—not only are they coming, but they were here first. Very early automobiles were, in fact, electric. We got a little sidetracked into the whole internal combustion thing for about 130 years, but not to worry, electric cars are back, with a vengeance.
Regarding “Stop the new energy plan” – Hans Ohanian’s recent letter [Jan. 10 Charlotte News] , titled “Stop the new energy plan,” pointed out a mistake in the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission’s (CCRPC) June 2017 draft Municipal Energy Data Assumptions and Methodology report. There was indeed a math error in the graphic on page 19 from the Bennington County Regional Commission’s draft energy plan. Bennington County has since corrected this graphic in its final plan. CCRPC was unaware of the error and used the graphic to explain how regional renewable energy generation targets are developed.
As a solar community organizer, I spend a lot of time talking to people about renewable energy. The question I get most frequently is, “Why is there so much wind and solar energy in Vermont?” Folks from out of state, or those who spend time in other places, are surprised by the number of wind projects on our mountains and solar installations on our homes and businesses.