Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee Mission Statement
The purpose of the Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee is to assist the Town in identifying, designing, and implementing programs and projects for fostering energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy generation in the Town and in all segments of the community.
Our efforts address all forms of energy use: electricity, natural gas and heating oil, and transportation fuels. The benefits may include reduced exposure to expected future energy cost trends, decreased reliance on imported energy sources, reduction of 'greenhouse gas' emissions and related pollutants, and stimulation of local sustainable energy business.
At Concord’s 2017 Town Meeting, voters adopted Article 51 setting goals for reducing the Town’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions dramatically in the coming years, which CSEC enthusiastically supports. In a 2016 analysis, over 60% of Concord’s GHG emissions come from the residential sector, compared with about 35% from commercial and 4% from municipal facilities and schools. With this in mind, CSEC has shifted its focus recently towards helping our fellow residents reduce emissions and save money. The Cooler Concord Fair in February 2017 brought over 1000 residents together to learn about the significant actions they can take, which has been followed with the launch of the CSEC supportedCooler Concordwebsite and newsletter. We invite all residents to get involved withCooler Concord, learn about energy and money savings opportunities available to them, and share ideas and success stories.