Sustainable Arlington

Envision Arlington/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

default "Arlington group plans to tag town's 177 gas leaks," Wicked Local, 9.23.16. Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 694 downloads

pdf (a) Arlington Sustainable Action Plan Popular

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 666 downloads

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Arlington Sustainable Action Plan

default 1. Arlington's Community Choice Aggregation (bulk purchasing) for "Green" Energy

By In Community Choice Aggregation 7 downloads

Heat from a representative of the consultant that helps Arlington negotiate its bulk purchase of local renewable energy for all households and small businesses.

default 1. Arlington's Community Choice Aggregation, a community-based bulk purchase electricity program Popular

By In Community Choice Aggregation 204 downloads

Gives residents and businesses access to additional amounts of local renewable energy generated here in Massachusetts and other New England states. Speeds the transition away from fossil fuels. Saves money by using the Town's bulk purchasing power to negotiate rates. Learn more from this 2018 video interview with Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine, Select Board member Joe Curro, and Green Energy Consumers Alliance's Erin Taylor.  

 

pdf 1. Community Choice for Arlington, 10 slide PP for Selectmen Popular

By In Community Choice Aggregation 921 downloads

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Community Choice for Arlington 10-slide PP for Selectman 1 2 16 ET - AW edits.pdf

PDF version of the Community Choice Aggregation PowerPoint Presentation to the BOS - 1/2/16

default 1. HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester 2019 with Jeremy Koo, Technical Consultant, Cadmus

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 13 downloads

Interview recorded at Arlington, MA EcoFest, March 4, 2019

default 1. HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester, 2019 program

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 69 downloads

In 2019, Arlington residents and small businesses can take advantage of this state-sponsored, Town-approved program providing education and purchasing options for 4 highly efficient heating and cooling technologies:  air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solar hot water, and modern wood heat (central wood pellet furnace or boiler).

https://www.masscec.com/heatsmart-mass-residential-program-background

Talk to Arlington's HeatSmart Coach:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

default 1. Moving Beyond Natural Gas to Renewable Energy, Mass. Legislation 2019-2020

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 11 downloads

Interview recorded at Arlington, MA EcoFest, March 4, 2019

default 1. Owning and Driving a Hybrid Vehicle, Arlington resident drives a Volt

By In Transportation 7 downloads

Interview recorded at Arlington, MA EcoFest, March 4, 2019

default 1. Owning and Driving an Electric Vehicle, Arlington resident drives Nissan Leaf

By In Transportation 12 downloads

Interview recorded at Arlington, MA EcoFest, March 4, 2019

default 2. Dynegy, Good Energy, Green Energy Consumers Alliance: Who they are, their roles in Arlington CCA Popular

By In Community Choice Aggregation 303 downloads

The Town of Arlington, MA, launched its Community Choice Aggregation electricity program for residents and businesses in Aug., 2017.  The Town used its bulk purchasing power and a competitive bidding process to obtain fair, longer-term rate stability.  The following 3 organizations play important roles.

Dynegy. [energy supplier] Houston, Texas-based Dynegy was selected as the winning supplier for the program. Dynegy is one of the largest energy suppliers in the US, and supplies power to more than 500 municipal electric aggregations, serving approximately one million residential electric accounts. Dynegy began supplying aggregation programs in 2012. Reach them by phone Mon.-Fri., 9AM to 8PM EST (866) 220-5696, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Good Energy, L.P. [energy consultant] is a leading national energy management and consulting firm that has been implementing large and small community choice aggregation programs in various states across the country since 2008. They have partnered with your municipality to design and operate this CCA program. Good Energy is headquartered in New York City and is currently the retained community electricity aggregation consultant for over 200 communities across the country. Arlington selected Good Energy to serve as its energy consultant through a competitive process, in partnership with neighboring cities and towns.

Green Energy Consumers Alliance (formerly Mass Energy). [local renewable energy supplierFor the Town of Arlington and other communities in Greater Boston, Green Energy Consumers Alliance is supplying the local renewable energy above the amount required by the state law known as the Renewable Portfolio Standard. Mass Energy, a Boston-based nonprofit, purchases renewable energy wholesale mostly from community-based wind power projects located in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Green Energy Consumers Alliance has entered into a number of long-term contracts with wind power projects located in communities such as Plymouth, Gloucester, Scituate, and Ipswich.

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By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 127 downloads

 

What does the HERS Index say about a house?

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. It's also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance.

default 2.10.17. “New England’s Shrinking Need for Natural Gas” Popular

By In Gas Leaks Campaign 402 downloads

...gas pipeline project (Spectra Energy’s Access Northeast pipeline). ... this project is likely to be twice as expensive as previously proposed ($6b v. $3b), and the need for natural gas will fall in the future due to the environmental and renewable energy policies in New England. Therefore, the study concludes, this gas pipeline project is not needed.

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default 2019 ENERGY STORIES: ARLINGTON ECOFEST VIDEO INTERVIEWS

By In Sustainable Arlington Resources 8 downloads

1. Owning and Driving An Electric Vehicle   

2. Owning and Driving a Hybrid Vehicle   

3.  Community Choice Aggregation for "Green" Electricity (electricity bulk purchasing)  

 4.  Moving Beyond Natural Gas to Renewables

5.   HeatSmart for Arlington and Winchester (2019 program)

6.   The 9 R's (Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose, Repair, Etc.)

 

pdf 2019 HeatSmart Arlington Winchester Kick-Off Event, Press Release

By In Net Zero 63 downloads

Arlington's participation in the HeatSmart program is one of many steps on the town's path to achieving net zero by 2050.

  • https://www.masscec.com/heatsmart-mass-residential-program-background
  • www.HeatSmartArlington.com. 
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default 3. Buyer Beware: Not all RECs are created equal Popular

By In Community Choice Aggregation 298 downloads

RECs Renewable  Energy  Certificates.  To benefit Massachusetts, choose Class I RECs.  Find out why.

default 3. How do Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) work? Popular

By In Community Choice Aggregation 334 downloads

You can have milk from a local dairy delivered to your doorstep.  But you can't have the exact electricity generated by local wind or solar generating companies routed to your home.  That's where RECs come in... click to read more.

default 3. MassSave - Energy Audits Popular

By In Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables 659 downloads

Free home energy audits and energy efficiency rebates

default 3. REC Classes: “Class I” has biggest impact Popular

By In Community Choice Aggregation 310 downloads

Class I RECs -- make sure the renewable energy program you choose only supplies Class I Renewable Energy Certificates. Class I RECs build our local renewable energy capacity, create local energy sector jobs, and support our local economy.