TEEC - Temple Eco Energy Committee
    Temple's 100% Renewable Energy
                        Task Force

Temple citizens approved a Warrant Article at the 2018 Town Meeting requesting the establishment of a task force to recommend options for transitioning our municipal energy usage to 100% renewables by 2030.        
      The Task Force mission is to:

Provide Temple citizens with viable, cost-effective options for changing our municipal energy usage to 100% renewable energy by 2030.

              Task Force Actions

As of 10/2019:

·  We collected the energy usage data for Temple’s municipal sector to assess the demand for each building.

·  We obtained professional energy audits for Town Hall and the Annex  - both not previously retrofitted for reducing energy leaks and demand.
·  We have met with directors of the NH Community Development Finance Authority and  Clean Energy NH to discuss financial assistance options for renewable energy installations.

·  We have invited three reputable renewable energy installers to conduct site visits for our municipal buildings, review our energy usage data and recommend cost-neutral renewable energy options.
·  We are exploring the options for installing an EV (electric vehicle) charging station in town.  

              Our Plan Going Forward

We will continue to evaluate options for making cost-neutral recommendations for converting  our municipal energy usage to renewables.  

We will present our recommendations as warrant articles at Town Meetings for our citizens' approval.

And we will assist in the oversight of  installations and financial arrangements for whichever renewable energy sources have been selected until we reach 100% renewable power for Temple's municipal sector by 2030.
                 Switching to Renewables  

•   It's an investment in clean air and clean water

•    It helps to curb the GHG emissions which push           the intensification of climate crises threatening           future generations

•    It stabilizes energy costs - avoids the volatility of           the fossil fuel markets

•    It's the cheapest source of energy on the market

•    It eliminates or reduces power-outages,                       especially with battery backup

•    It supports local and in-state jobs - expanding the       state’s renewable energy industry 

..   It saves on federal, state and local taxpayers'               costs for repairs from increased storm damages,         extreme floods, draughts, fires, etc., as well as             the resulting dairy closures, crop losses, higher         food prices, increased insect infestations and             health impacts/costs. 




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