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Stow, Arnie Epstein


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Sustainable MetroWest Gathering 2013 presentation by Arnie Epstein

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Stow, Arnie Epstein

  1. 1. Arnie  Epstein  Stow  Energy  Working  Group  6/12/13  
  2. 2. Stow  Energy  Working  Group  —  Report  to  town  administrator  —  Not  a  formal  town  committee  —  Sharon  Brownfield  and  Arnie  Epstein  Co-­‐Chairs  —  Web  site  –      
  3. 3. Solar  Feasibility  for  Town  Buildings  —  At  the  request  of  the  selectmen  —  Financials  and  site  assessments  —  Town  facilities  at  a  financial  disadvantage  —  Can’t  use  federal  or  state  tax  credits  —  Can’t  enter  into  a  PPA  —  Town  serviced  by  a  municipal  light  plant  —  PPA’s  not  allowed  —  Project  on  hold    
  4. 4. Town  Facility  Energy  Audits  —  Take  advantage  of  energy  efficiency  incentives  offered  through  our  utility  —  Supported  by  selectmen  —  Preparing  financials  —  Warrant  article  at  Fall  town  meeting  to  move  forward  
  5. 5. Residen>al  Solar  Energy  —  Solar  Energy  Forum  in  April  —  Well  attended  and  received  —  Good  support  from  local  utility  —  Town  residential  solar  initiative    —  Online  survey  —  Modeled  after  Solarize  Mass  programs  —  Requesting  modest  financial  support  from  town  and  utility  —  Targeting  this  fall    
  6. 6. Residen>al  Energy  Use    and  Greenhouse  Gas  Audit  —  Understand  the  contribution  of  each  sector  —  Energy  use  and  greenhouse  gas  emission  —  Home  use  —  Transportation  —  Paths  forward  —  2020  –  20%  reduction  in  greenhouse  gas  —  2050  –  80%  reduction  in  greenhouse  gas  —  Available  on    
  7. 7. Ques>ons  —  How  do  other  groups  work  effectively  with  town  government?  —  Have  you  attempted/achieved  a  town-­‐wide  solar  energy  initiative?  —  What  have  you  found  to  be  an  effective  means  to  recruit  volunteers?