You can easily access information about our various projects using these category links:
- Big Blue Energy Initiative
- Energy Efficiency
- Green Communities
- Renewable Energy Sources - Geothermal Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Energy
The Renewable Energy Committee has been active in Swampscott since 2005. Below are some highlights over the years.
|January 2016||Swampscott Community Power (electricity aggregation program) begins; ConEdison Solutions selected as provider.|
|December 2015||Swampscott selected by National Grid for 2016 energy saving initiative to help residents.|
Swampscott awarded $225,000 in Green Communities funding for LED streetlight conversion.
|Summer 2014||Swampscott receives 150 free LED light bulbs from National Grid.|
|June 2014||Swampscott 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 2013||Swampscott and Salem participate in the Solarize Massachusetts program with the goal of reducing the cost and increasing adoption of small-scale solar installations.|
|June 2013||Swampscott receives Green Communities Grant of $247,000 for energy projects at schools, library, fire station.|
|March 2013||MassCEC and Mass DOER select Swampscott to participate in Community Energy Strategies Pilot Program.|
|September 2012||REC 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, 2012||Board of Selectmen and School Committee adopt updated Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Procurement Policy.|
|December 2010||Swampscott designated as a Green Community.|
|June 8, 2010||Swampscott receives a MassCEC grant to prepare a feasibility study for a wind turbine.|
|May 12, 2010||Board of Selectmen and School Committee adopt Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Procurement Policy.|
|May 3, 2010||Four 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, 2010||The 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 2010||The REC provides regular column article in the Swampscott Reporter called "Ask the Energy Miser" (2008, 2009, 2010).|
|2005||Swampscott Board of Selectmen establish the Renewable Energy Committee.|