Temple's 100% Renewable Energy
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:
citizens with viable, cost-effective options for changing our municipal energy usage to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Task Force Actions
· 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
.. 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.