Our Work

Recharge Cape Cod EV Test Drive Event

The Wellfleet Energy and Climate Action Committee along with Recharge Massachusetts, Cape Cod Commission, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority and Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative held an Electric Vehicle Expo  at the Hyannis Transportation Center on Saturday June 3, 2023.

  • About 200 people come to the event,
  • Excellent turnout given the weather – windy and cold.
  • 40 people registered for test drives.
  • Most of them test drove 2-3 different EVs,
  • The actual number of test drives was over 100.
  • There were 16 exhibitors and 12 showcase cars (not available to drive).
  • Overall, a very successful event!

Coles Neck Solar Array

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

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Climate Action Workshops

The Wellfleet Energy and Climate Action Committee has helld and will continue to hold a 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.  

Session 1 Household Electrification and Energy Conservation  

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


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.  This is in addition to solar arrays on the elementary school, fire station, and library.
    • 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 currently planning outreach efforts ith 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:

    • Worked with the Cape Cod Commission on a vulnerabilities assessment grant.   We worked on holding stakeholder meetings in December 2021. 
    • This resulted in the  Wellfleet 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan which examines the vulnerability to rising sea levels and increased storm frequency and severity. It follows the municipal vulnerability planning leadership from the State in examining and planning strategies for hardening critical resources and adapting to inevitable changes. The plan address the infrastructure changes needed to harden our roads, critical facilities, and vulnerable populations.

View Video Recordings of Previous Meetings

Earlier video recordings of previous Energy and Climate Action Committee Meetings can be viewed here
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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