is a grassroots organization working with the community to transition Our Town — Peterborough, New Hampshire — to 100% clean, affordable, renewable energy for all. Our aim is to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable heat and transportation by 2050.
We must transition to 100% clean and renewable energy. Today’s kids are depending on us.
The time for bold climate action is now.
After Town Meeting approval of Article 11 this past May 11, the Select Board recently approved the creation of two new town committees to help achieve our goals to transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable heat and transportation by 2050. We are now seeking volunteers to participate in either/both committees. The first is an Ad Hoc, informal committee to develop the renewable energy plan. This process will include gathering baseline energy data for the town, determining the scope of the plan, getting community input and visioning, researching best practices, and writing the plan.
The second is an official, formal Community Power Committee tasked with exploring what Community Power can offer the town and developing a Community Power Plan. Community Power is a state approved program (via RSA 53-E) that allows municipalities to procure electricity for all of their residents and small businesses at wholesale prices, according to the town’s priorities. Through this bulk purchase, towns can negotiate better prices and choose the sources of their electricity mix, e.g. renewable energy. While this committee will be technical in nature, you do not need to be an expert on electricity to serve. An interest in the topic, a willingness to learn, and a desire to help your community are the primary requisites.
If you are interested in joining either committee, please fill out this form OR contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. And pass this request along to your family, neighbors and colleagues.
Achieving town-wide 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable heat and transportation
by 2050 is an ambitious goal ... but Peterborough is not alone. Many towns and cities across the nation have adopted this goal, including some in our very own state.
At our Clean Energy Communities Panel on April 20th, Mari Brunner of Keene and April Salas of Hanover described their communities' initial experiences with working toward a goal of 100% renewable energy use.
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