Green Communities Vote to Apply Decided at 8 AM Friday, Town Hall

The Board of Selectmen will vote to approve the application to become a Green Community on Friday, October 17th; the same day as the deadline. The public may attend this open meeting, which may call for a follow-up Executive Session. Town Administrator, David Kale and Facilities Director, Gerald Boyle will present the application details. Read about some questions raised in the course of this application process.123 Towns are Green Communities

Sustainable Social at Savino’s:
Tuesday, Nov. 4th at 7 pm

Come relax, treat yourself and talk shop with other greenies in Belmont – all greenies of all persuasions are welcome! RSVP appreciated for planning purposes

Next Regular Sustainable Belmont Meeting:
Wednesday Nov. 5th, 7–9 pm

Details tba.

Small-Scale Solar Still in Question

Sustainable Belmont’s Energy Working Group is actively communicating with representatives of the Municipal Light Advisory Board to achieve a solar tariff that will reflect the values and interests of the residents.

At the recent public hearing on September 18th, Selectman Mark Paolillo expressed a clear desire for the Municipal Light Advisory Board to engage with Sustainable Belmont. All the selectmen expressed their appreciation of the work done on the part of the SB-Energy Working Group. We will continue to keep them informed of progress made.

The recent hearing is available via Belmont Media Center. Review the Sustainable Belmont Energy Working Group’s presentation slides. Great thanks go to Alix, David and Roger for their preparations. Read the extended commentary submitted by members of Sustainable Belmont’s Energy Working Group, which both opposes the proposed changes and offers viable alternatives (this file includes comments submitted by individuals, as well). As always, voice your concerns to your elected officials. Click here for more updates and information.

By August 15th, the Municipal Light Advisory Board closed its initial period for public comments on proposed changes to net metering. Of the 175 comments submitted, 99% were opposed to MLAB’s proposal and in favor of a more fair and balanced approach. Read a primer and recent updates.

Ongoing Initiatives

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