Northfield Energy Committee
The Northfield Energy Committee (NEC) serves in an advisory capacity to and with the town legislative and planning bodies to promote the transition towards renewable energy for the Town of Northfield.
The goals of the Northfield Energy Committee are:
To develop energy policies for the Town and assist/guide the Select Board and Town Manager in decisions on climate and energy;
To make recommendations for energy-saving measures and investments/ measures which can save energy and money for families and the Town;
To inform Town residents and to organize the community around energy use reduction and renewable energy generation;
To use social media and other tools to increase public participation in decisions involving energy policy;
To pursue grants and donations for energy initiatives.
Note: Projects and initiatives to be vetted by other Town Commissions and will be in compliance with the spirit of the Town of Northfield as outlined in the Town Plan.
Northfield Energy Committee members are appointed by the Town Select Board and serve two (2) and three (3) year terms. The current NEC members are:
Jane Pekol - Chair
Gail Hall - Vice Chair
Denise MacMartin - Secretary
Sarah Wolfe - Treasurer
Ted Fisher - Outreach Coordinator
Stephen Fitzhugh - Advisor
Please click here for biographical information on the current committee members.
Non-appointed members: Please join the Committee to discuss the future of efficient and renewable energy in Northfield! All are welcome.
Get in touch! For more information please visit our(facebook.com/NorthfieldEnergy).
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The Northfield Energy Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Norwich University Communications Building, Room 113. 2019 meetings of the Committee are (minutes will be posted when available):
Tuesday, November 19
Tuesday, December 3
Tuesday, December 17
The charter members of the Northfield Energy Committee (left to right): Nick Laskovski, Sarah Wolfe, Denise MacMartin, Jane Pekol, and Gail Hall.