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Chris roy gcc 2019

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Presentation at the Massachusetts Green Careers Conference on September 20, 2019

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Chris roy gcc 2019

  1. 1. 11th Mass. Green Careers Conference September 20, MassWildlife HQ, Westborough, MA www.MassGreenCareers.org !1 Christopher Roy General Manager Belmont Light croy@belmontlight.com (617) 993-2812
  2. 2. 9/18/2019 !2 Key Takeaways • What is Public Power? – Public Power = Community-driven – Local governance/local decision-making – Local investments in the community – 41 existing municipal light plants (MLPs) in Massachusetts • How is this an advantage for Climate Action? – Less red tape – Swift implementation – Accessible to everyone – Immediate impact – Much lower rates than investor-owned utilities (IOUs), leaving room to fund climate initiatives
  3. 3. 9/18/2019 !3 Examples of What Public Power Can Do • Completely decarbonize power supply by 2022 • Community-wide electrification – Transportation – Heating • Zoning restriction on all new fossil-fueled development • Incentives for EVs, heat pumps, storage, weatherization, efficiency, etc. • Localized rate design to encourage climate-centric energy consumption • Create net-zero communities!
  4. 4. 9/18/2019 !4 Examples Public Power Jobs • Energy Manager • Director of Power Supply • Program Manager • Energy Efficiency Analyst • Energy Auditor • Communications Coordinator • Engineer • Accounting • Customer Service • Field Operations
  5. 5. 9/18/2019 !5 How Can I Participate? • Job Boards (By Day!) – NEPPA - www.NEPPA.org/Employment – APPA - Jobs.PublicPower.org – Local community websites • Volunteer (By Night!) – Run for Select Board – Run for Light Board/Commission – Join an Energy Committee – Present a citizen’s petition at Town Meeting – Attend public meetings held by your elected officials
  6. 6. 9/18/2019 !6 Questions? Christopher Roy General Manager Belmont Light croy@belmontlight.com (617) 993-2812

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