Energy Committee

Contact:

Chris Mason - Chair

(413) 367-9923

Address:

Montague Energy Committee 
One Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376

No meetings currently scheduled.

Members.

6 of 9 seats. 1 years each seat.

  • Ariel Elan. June, 2020.
  • Chris Mason. June, 2020.
  • Jason Burbank. June, 2020.
  • Pam Hanold. June, 2020.
  • Sally Pick. June, 2020.
  • Tim VanEgmond. June, 2020.
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Duties & Responsibilities

The Montague Energy Committee has a broad mandate from the Montague Board of Selectmen to help residents, commercial and business organizations, and the municipality to reduce energy use and increase use of renewable power.

Committee Actions

Since its inception in the fall of 2008, in response to rapidly rising energy prices, the Montague Energy Committee hit the ground running with actions to educate residents about ways that they can save energy and reduce energy payments. The committee posted flyers, organized efficiency workshops in the five villages, published a regular article, The Energy Corner, in the Montague Reporter, and organized tours of energy efficient homes – including a prize-winning house in Montague Center that creates more energy then it uses. The committee even secured a free high-efficiency furnace that they gave away to a Town resident!

While continuing these efforts, the committee next focused on qualifying Montague as a Green Community to make the town eligible for new state grant monies for energy efficiency projects. Through these efforts the Town developed a plan to reduce municipal energy use 20 percent in five years, increased energy efficiency requirements in the Town’s building code that will significantly reduce new buildings’ energy bills, adjusted zoning regulations to encourage renewable energy projects, and adopted a policy for the Town to purchase energy efficient vehicles where practicable. After qualifying as a Green Community, Montague secured a grant for just under $155,000 to help replace the inefficient fuel oil heating plant in Town Hall with a high-efficiency gas boiler.

Committee members have also joined Town staff and consultants to navigate contracting with an energy services company to install energy efficiency measures that will significantly reduce the Town’s energy bills. The committee helped raise $4,300 for the Town to spend on a renewable energy project and obtained access to $200,000 in low-interest bonds to install solar-electric panels on town buildings.

Moving into 2011, the committee has stepped back to organize a comprehensive approach to help residents, businesses, and the municipality reduce energy expenditures in all buildings in town. Two key goals of this effort will be to reach out and work with other organizations in town and to set the committee’s sights high – the savings need to be significant. In the coming months, the energy committee will take a closer look at its visions and refine them into next steps and clear short and long-term goals. If you would like to participate in this planning process or join the committee, the committee invites you to come to its meetings. Committee meeting times and places are posted on this page.

Previous meetings:

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Montague Energy Committee Meetings

Name Uploaded Date
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2021-05-25.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-05-19 14:53:14
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2021-02-02.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-02-02 14:57:51
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2020-11-17.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-11-12 12:33:08
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2020-10-14.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-10-07 14:17:03
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2020-10-01.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-09-29 10:31:29
   Montague Energy Committee AGENDA 2020-02-03.pdf 2020-02-27 18:07:23
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2020-01-15.pdf 2020-02-11 08:49:37
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2019-07-03.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-08-29 11:02:06
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2019-05-08.pdf 2019-04-10 10:09:40
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2019-02-05.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-01-09 09:58:09
   Montague Energy Committee Agenda 2012-04-24.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:30
   Montague Energy Committee 2021 5-25 minutes.pdf 2021-07-13 14:34:06
   Montague Energy Committee 2021 2-2 minutes.pdf 2021-03-17 10:10:45
   Montague Energy Committee 2021-23-2 minutes.pdf 2021-03-25 10:16:28
   Montague Energy Committee 2020 12-15 minutes.pdf 2021-02-03 17:30:09
   Montague Energy Committee 2020 11-17.pdf 2021-01-13 14:26:58
   Montague Energy Committee 2020 10-14 minutes.pdf 2020-11-19 15:28:32
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 5-8.pdf 2019-07-08 09:23:50
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 3-5 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-04-10 10:00:17
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 3-5 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-19 09:27:11
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 12-10 Agenda 1st Fl.pdf 2019-12-09 17:37:42
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 12-10.pdf 2020-02-11 08:49:42
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 11-6.pdf 2019-12-11 09:01:25
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 05-8 Miutes.pdf 2019-07-08 09:26:12
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 05-8 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-07-08 09:29:25
   Montague Energy Committee 2019 05-8 AMENDED Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-04-22 09:01:57
   Montague Energy Committee 2019-2-5 AMENDED Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-01-30 10:41:56
   Montague Energy Committee 2019-09-11Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-28 09:36:25
   Montague Energy Committee 2019-07-3 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-08-29 11:03:08
   Montague Energy Committee 2019-04-3 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-06-20 09:57:08
   Montague Energy Committee 2019-04-03 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-03-13 10:28:25
   Montague Energy Committee 2019-02-05 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-03-11 11:05:15
   Montague Energy Committee 2019-01-08 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-06 11:15:11
   Montague Energy Committee 2018 12-4 minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-06 09:19:45
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-7-8 Minutes.pdf 2018-10-03 11:35:22
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-7-3 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-08-08 11:35:15
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-2-27 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-04-02 11:17:45
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-12-4 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-12-03 10:11:47
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-11-6 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-10-25 10:13:45
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-10-8 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-10-03 12:46:41
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-10-2 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-09-27 09:53:55
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-1-16 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-03-01 10:01:30
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-09-11 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-09-06 09:46:22
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-09-04 AMENDED Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-08-30 08:52:45
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-09-04 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-08-13 10:58:58
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-08-7 Agenda AMENDED.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-07-30 11:04:42
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-08-7 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-07-09 09:43:38
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-08-07 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-10-03 11:41:18
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-07-3 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-06-13 12:09:56
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-06-12 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-06-07 08:56:38
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-05-01 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-04-09 11:36:34
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-04-03 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-05-08 09:13:38
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-03-27 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-03-29 09:06:50
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-03-14 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-03-05 12:22:12
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-02-27 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-02-20 11:48:27
   Montague Energy Committee 2018- 1-16 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-01-11 09:27:20
   Montague Energy Committee 2018- 03-27 Minutes.pdf 2018-04-24 09:05:13
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-12-5 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-03-01 09:57:31
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-12-5 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2017-11-27 09:39:32
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-12-17 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-27 09:30:37
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-11-21 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-01-18 10:51:32
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-10-3 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-01-17 09:35:51
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-10-03 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:30
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-10-02 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2017-11-09 15:27:28
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-09-05 Agenda (Amended).pdf (View on Calendar) 2017-11-08 15:36:27
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-09-05 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2017-11-08 15:36:29
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-08-15 Agenda REVISED.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:25
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-08-15 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:25
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-07-17 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:24
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-07-17 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:23
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-05-10 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:22
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-04-11 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:22
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-04-04 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:21
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-03-07 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:21
   Montague Energy Committee 2017-01-03 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:20
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-11-07 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:20
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-10-11 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:19
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-10-04 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:19
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-07-19 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:18
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-07-19 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:16
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-07-05 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:16
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-07-05 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:15
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-06-21 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:15
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-06-21 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:14
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-06-07 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:14
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-05-17 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:13
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-05-03 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:13
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-04-05 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:13
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-04-05 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:12
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-03-29 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:11
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-03-29 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:11
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-03-01 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:10
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-02-16 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:10
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-02-16 Agenda copy.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:09
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-02-02 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:08
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-02-02 Agenda revised.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:05
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-01-19 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:04
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-01-19 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:04
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-01-06 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:03
   Montague Energy Committee 2016-01-05 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:01
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-12-29 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:01
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-12-29 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:01
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-12-15 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:00
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-12-01 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:58
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-11-17 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:56
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-11-17 Agenda 11-17-15.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:56
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-11-03 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:54
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-10-20 Agenda revised.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:50
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-10-20 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:52
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-10-06 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:47
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-09-15 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:44
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-09-15 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:42
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-09-01 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:38
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-08-18 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:36
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-08-11 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:35
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-08-11 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:34
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-07-21 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:34
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-07-21 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:33
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-07-15 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:33
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-07-15 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:33
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-07-07 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:32
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-06-16 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:32
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-06-16 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:31
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-06-02 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:31
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-06-02 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:30
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-05-19 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:30
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-05-19 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:29
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-05-15 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:29
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-05-12 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:28
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-04-14 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:28
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-04-07 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:35:28
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-03-31 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:06
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-03-10 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:05
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-03-10 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:05
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-02-24 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:05
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-02-10 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:04
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-02-10 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:04
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-02-03 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:03
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-02-03 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:02
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-01-13 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:02
   Montague Energy Committee 2015-01-13 Agenda Downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:01
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-12-23 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:00
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-12-23 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:37:00
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-12-09 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:59
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-12-09 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:58
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-11-18 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:58
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-11-18 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:57
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-10-28 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:57
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-10-14 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:56
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-10-14 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:56
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-09-29 Minutes Final edit.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:55
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-09-29 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:54
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-09-02 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:53
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-08-26 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:53
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-08-26 Agenda downstairs.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:52
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-08-12 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:52
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-07-29 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:51
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-06-24 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:51
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-06-24 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:51
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-05-27 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:50
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-05-27 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:50
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-05-13 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:49
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-05-13 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:48
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-05-06 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:48
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-04-22 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:47
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-04-08 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:47
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-03-25 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:46
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-03-25 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:46
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-03-11 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:45
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-02-25 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:45
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-02-25 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:44
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-02-11 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:44
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-01-28 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:41
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-01-28 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:40
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-01-14 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:37
   Montague Energy Committee 2014-01-14 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:37
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-11-12 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:36
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-11-12 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:36
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-10-08 minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:36
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-10-08 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:35
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-09-10 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:35
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-09-10 Agenda.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:34
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-08-13 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:34
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-07-23 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:33
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-07-09 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:32
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-05-28 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:32
   Montague Energy Committee 2013-03-26 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:31
   Montague Energy Committee 2010-10-20 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:31
   Montague Energy Committee 2010-09-28 Minutes.pdf 2017-11-08 15:36:31
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-5-1 Minutes docx.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-06-18 09:07:11
   Montague Energy Committee 2018-04-03 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-03-29 11:15:48
   Montague Energy Commitee 2017-11-21 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-01-17 09:52:54
   Montague Energy Commitee 17-11-7 Agenda .pdf (View on Calendar) 2017-11-09 16:54:10
   Montague Energy Comm ittee 2019-08-7- Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-08-05 10:40:04
   Montague Energy Comm ittee 2018-05-01 AMENDED AGENDA.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-04-17 12:45:51
   MEDIC 2018-05-09 Agenda .pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-05-03 12:33:26
   MEC Agenda 9-11-19 Senior Center.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-09-10 11:53:17
   MEC Agenda 1-8-19.pdf (View on Calendar) 2018-12-27 11:39:28
   MEC 2019-10-23 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-21 09:47:01
   MEC 2019-06-5 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-05-29 09:32:56
   LandlordsTenantsWorkshop2019FinalDraft.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-03 11:22:43
   2020-12-15 ENERGY COMMITTEE.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-12-09 09:44:14