Medford, MA Clean Energy Committee

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Medford, MA, US

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Type: Policy

Status: Established in 2004

Source File: http://www.medfordcleanenergy.org/index.html

Description:

Who We Are
Mayor Michael McGlynn created the Medford Clean Energy Committee (MCEC) in January 2004 to augment the city's effort to become a municipal leader in the use of clean power.

Our goal is to promote clean power options and encourage the development of renewable energy in Medford.

Clean Energy in Medford

  • Solar panels in Medford supply electricity for City Hall and lights at Hormel Stadium
  • Over 290 Medford residents purchase renewable energy through GreenUp™
  • Plans are underway to install a small wind turbine at the McGlynn School

Why Clean Energy?

  • To protect Medford from rising utility costs
  • To improve air quality and public health from the effects of emissions produced by local power plants
  • To reduce America's dependence on foreign sources of energy
  • To help our global community offset climate change

Medford's Efforts

Clean Energy Feasibility Studies Underway and Completed

  • Analysis of Wind Power Potential in Medford read more
  • Feasibility studies for solar pool and hot water heaters for Medford High School
  • Implementation of solar panels at City Hall and ongoing analysis of solar power potential at City Hall and other facilities.

Environmental Outreach Program

  • Student field trips and energy programs
  • Video series
  • News & event updates in local newspapers
  • Public Library Clean Energy displays and new energy section
  • Speaker series on clean energy and environmental issues at Medford Public Library
  • Community Events, including Medford's 375th Anniversary Celebration
  • Community Mailings
  • Medford Leads with Clean Energy Campaign Posters

Medford's Environmental Efforts

  • Solar Panels installed at Medford City Hall
  • Solar Panels installed at Hormel Stadium
  • New schools with Energy Management Systems
  • Conversion of older schools from oil to cleaner and more efficient natural gas boilers
  • Integrating alternative fuel vehicles into City's fleet vehicles
  • Conversion of street lights and Holiday displays to 90% more efficient LED bulbs
  • Utilizing Biodiesel and ultra low sulfur diesel in municipal fleet and school buses
  • Participation in the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign and first municipality in Massachusetts to adopt a Climate Action Plan
  • All building energy performance has been benchmarked
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