Our Work

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.

In 2022, a set of three workshops on this topic were sponsored by Am Hayam.  The videos of the first two sessions showing the committee’s approach to public outreach is available in the following videos.  A video of the final session will be added soon.

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

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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