Our Work

Our solar array on the capped landfill is now operational.  Click here to view our energy production.  We are approaching 1208 megaWatt hours.

 

Climate Action Workshops

The Wellfleet Energy and Climate Action Committee will hold a set of three workshops on Climate Actions that members of our community can join.  These workshops call for  a three-part program to electrify transportation and home heating and appliances, converting to renewably generated electricity, and energy conservation.  

The sessions will be held in-person at the Wellfleet Public Library 55 W Main St, Wellfleet, MA 02667, Phone: (508) 349-0310.  Space is limited and masks are required.

The dates are:

Session 1 Household Electrification and Energy Conservation:  Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  

Introduction Combatting Climate Change

Session 1 Combatting Climate Change Electrifying Home and Conservation

Cape Light Compact_HP 083122 Wellfleet

Session 2 Electrifying Transportation:  Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 pm  

Introduction Combatting Climate Change

 

Session 3 Solar Photovoltaic Arrays  Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

These in-person workshops will be based on remote workshops sponsored by Am Hayam this Spring.  The videos show the committee’s approach to public outreach.  

Session 1A       https://vimeo.com/714153681      Household Electrification
Session 1B       https://vimeo.com/716185101      CLC Conservation
Session 2         
https://vimeo.com/721011804      Electric Cars
Session 3         
https://vimeo.com/743712364       Solar Panels

 

Established in 2017, ECCCI is a coalition of energy/climate/infrastructure town committee representatives from the Cape and Islands municipalities who share committee goals, initiatives, progress, challenges and best practices. The entity meets twice a year. Meetings are co-sponsored by the Cape Light Compact, the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative and the Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative. The Cape Cod Commission is also a regular contributor to the meetings.   

Meeting via Video Conference

Following Governor Baker’s emergency declaration,  our committee will meet using video conferencing.
The Energy and Climate Action committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, April  15, 2022 at 7:15 p.m.  Our meeting is posted as a Zoom Video Conference.
 
 In order to participate, click on this link.   The first time you use Zoom you need to download the software.  Respond yes to the question about installing the software.  If your computer has a camera and microphone you can participate using those as well.

Climate Change Mitigation

We are following the lead of the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008 which sets goals for reducing greenhouse gasses.  In 2019 the committee adopted as working goals the limits below.  These became the official Massachusetts goals in 2021.

Year 2020 2030 2040 2050
Target (% of 1990 levels) -25% -50% -75% net-zero

 

The town adopted greenhouse gas reduction as a goal at the 2020 Annual Town Meeting, accepting net zero emissions by 2050.

We are reducing the greenhouse gasses produced by Wellfleet by:

    • We have installed solar panels at the capped landfill to produce energy for the Town of Wellfleet and the Nauset Regional School District.
    • Understanding greenhouse gas emissions produced in Wellfleet as part of our effort for the Global Covenant of Mayors
    • We participated, in 2018, with Eastham, Truro, and Provincetown in “Outer Cape Energize“, a public outreach and education program to a) conserve energy, install solar on homes and businesses, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  We are trying to rerun this program with other outer cape towns.

 

Climate Change Adaptation

We are planning for and responding to the inevitable flooding due to storm surges and sea-level rise by:

    • Working with the Cape Cod Commission on a vulnerabilities assessment grant.   We will be holding stakeholder meetings in December 2021.

View Video Recordings of Previous Meetings

Earlier video recordings of previous Energy and Climate Action Committee Meetings can be viewed here
(http://viewer.earthchannel.com/Archive.aspx?PGD=wellfleetma&aid=1)
Recent video and audio recordings of town committee meetings can be found here under the link Media Audio Recording During COVID-10.   on the left menu.
Recent Energy committee meetings are here:
 

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