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The Renewable Energy Committee has been active in Swampscott since 2005.  Below are some highlights over the years.

DateEvent
January 2016Swampscott Community Power (electricity aggregation program) begins; ConEdison Solutions selected as provider.
December 2015Swampscott selected by National Grid for 2016 energy saving initiative to help residents.
July 2015

Swampscott awarded $225,000 in Green Communities funding for LED streetlight conversion.

Summer 2014Swampscott receives 150 free LED light bulbs from National Grid.
June 2014Swampscott is one of four towns sharing a MassCEC $30,000 grant to examine opportunities for behavior changes leading to energy conservation in our schools.
Fall 2013Swampscott and Salem participate in the Solarize Massachusetts program with the goal of reducing the cost and increasing adoption of small-scale solar installations.
June 2013Swampscott receives Green Communities Grant of $247,000 for energy projects at schools, library, fire station.
March 2013MassCEC and Mass DOER select Swampscott to participate in Community Energy Strategies Pilot Program.
September 2012REC launches the Big Blue Energy Initiative.
April 25, 2012

REC celebrates the installation of 1,960 solar panels at the middle and high schools.

March 14, 2012Board of Selectmen and School Committee adopt updated Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Procurement Policy.
December 2010Swampscott designated as a Green Community.
June 8, 2010Swampscott receives a MassCEC grant to prepare a feasibility study for a wind turbine.
May 12, 2010Board of Selectmen and School Committee adopt Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Procurement Policy.
May 3, 2010Four energy-related articles passed at Town Meeting: stretch energy code was adopted; bonding for a $940,616 Energy Services Contract passed; and two zoning articles allowing “Renewable and Alternative Research and Development Facilities” in the town’s Industrial Zone passed. These four articles supported the town’s efforts to become a Green Community.
February 11, 2010The REC holds a joint meeting with the Salem Renewable Energy Task Force.
September 21, 2009

The REC voted to award the Clean Energy Choice program money ($9559.89) to the High School Physics Club to support their innovative examination of renewable energy technologies.

June 2006 to April 2010The REC provides regular column article in the Swampscott Reporter called "Ask the Energy Miser" (2008, 2009, 2010).
2005Swampscott Board of Selectmen establish the Renewable Energy Committee.