Across the state, there are organizations focused on making renewable energy more accessible. Perhaps we can incorporate their experience as we shape Nantucket's energy future.
The goals of the Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative are (1) to reduce direct consumption of fossil fuels by 50% and (2) harness renewable resources to meet 100% of net electricity needs on the Cape and Islands. The collaborative is funded by membership.
Cape & Islands Self Reliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is "to promote environmentally sound technologies and sustainable practices through education, advocacy, and collective membership that provides tangible benefits. "
In Cambridge, MA, the Cambridge Energy Alliance (CEA) is a service provided by the City of Cambridge to help residents and businesses invest in making their homes and buildings more energy efficient. The CEA helps people make use of NSTAR retrofitting programs, and can put residents in touch with renewable energy services.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies in the state of Massachusetts, while creating jobs and economic growth for the state of Massachusetts. The Mass CEC receives funding from the Renewable Energy Trust Fund, which is funded by a systems benefit charge paid by electric ratepayers.
MassSave® is an initiative which provides services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency. It's sponsored by various utility companies and energy efficiency service providers within the state of Massachusetts.
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association is a local chapter of the American Solar Energy Society and is headquartered in Greenfield, MA.
The Town of Wellesley, MA has been recognized as a Green Power Community by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wellesley exceeded EPA guidelines for buying clean, renewable energy through their Power to Choose Campaign.
Vineyard Power Cooperative is a local energy coorperative in Martha's Vineyard who's vision is to power all of the island with renewable electricity. Members of the cooperative will own and have access to this energy.