Meeting via Video Conference
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.
|Target (% of 1990 levels)||-25%||-50%||-75%||net-zero|
The town just adopted greenhouse gas reduction as a goal at the 2020 Annual Town Meeting, accepting net-zero by 2050.
We are reducing the greenhouse gasses produced by Wellfleet by:
- Installing 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
- Participating, 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.
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.