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Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken launched Gloucester Green, a new program designed to help residents save money and energy, as well as helping to reduce their carbon footprint one household at a time. The city has partnered with National Grid for the initiative, with the utility provider offering no-cost energy assessments and assistance for local households.

Gloucester residents interested in getting the free energy audit can visit www.masssave.com and sign up, or call 1-866-527-7283 to start the process. Once that process is completed, a Mass Save Energy Specialist will go to their home and perform a Home Energy Assessment, which can include a number of tangible benefits in addition to advice on making the house more eco-friendly.

The City of Gloucester is committed to environmental stewardship through the promotion of clean, renewable energy and energy conservation.  Since 2009, the City has undertaken several initiatives to green municipal operations, including achieving state Green Communities Designation in 2010 and powering all municipal properties through two wind turbines at Blackburn Business Park.  Recently, Gloucester was recognized by Environment Massachusetts in their August 2016 report, Renewable Communities as one of 18 communities leading the way in the state in sustainability, renewable energy, and energy conservation.The City has a staff member managing the City’s clean energy initiatives and established a Clean Energy Commission (CEC) of citizen volunteers with various backgrounds in energy and finance. Learn more about Gloucester’s Clean Energy Planning.

The Gloucester Clean Energy Commission advises the Mayor to promote clean energy options in Gloucester, including energy efficiency, conservation and the development of clean and renewable energy.  The Commission has 7 members, each serving a 2 year term.

Through a collaborative process involving the Mayor, The Clean Energy Commission, The Department of Public Works, and the Community Development Department, the City will continue to provide municipal services in a cleaner, more energy efficient way.

ACTION’s Energy Services division offers a number of free programs to help income-eligible households save money and conserve energy. Our programs receive funding from the Department of Energy, National Grid, and other supporters. You can learn about the goals of Energy Services by visiting our Mission, Funding, and Outreach page.

TownGreen2025 is a program of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation (GMF), an independent non-profit, affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church. The Co-Chairs of the TownGreen2025 steering committee are Dick Prouty, representing the GMF, and Candace Wheeler, the Chairman of the Gloucester Clean Energy Commission, a TownGreen2025 partner.  The mission of TownGreen2025 is to create a carbon footprint for Gloucester and Cape Ann that is as low as possible.  We believe Cape Ann can become a model of how one can achieve clean energy and a sustainable community in a decade. This is something we owe our children and our planet.

National Grid is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain. Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st-century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities’ long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in Massachusetts (Grid Modernization). For more information, please visit our website or our Connecting website, follow us on Twitter, watch us on YouTube, friend us on Facebook,
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