May 5, 2020 – HMLP Board Meeting Summary

Special thanks to Light Board member Roger Freeman for providing a summary of their most recent meeting: REC SALES The General Manager, Paul Heanue, reported that he sold Hingham’s Class I Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from our existing wind projects, and bought “Replacement” Class II RECs so that Hingham could still Read more

2020-05-12T21:22:05+00:00May 12th, 2020|Updates|0 Comments

ACTION ITEM: Hingham Light Board Renews Commitment to Zero Emissions – Call to Voice Your Support!

Last week, the Hingham Light Board voted in favor of my resolution to maintain Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant's net zero carbon policy for two more years. This means HMLP will purchase renewable energy credits to cover the emissions of the fossil fueled energy we use. Recognizing this is a stopgap measure, Read more

2020-04-13T17:37:50+00:00April 7th, 2020|Action Items, Updates|0 Comments

Please Join Us for Energy Action Committee Dial-In Meeting: 4 pm on March 20, 2020

Energy Action Committee Remote Meeting via conference call: Dial: 1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 322 959 662 Discuss the warrant article proposal on climate action planning submitted for April 2020 Town Meeting and next steps Planning for solar energy adoption in Hingham Discuss any other matters brought before the committee Read more

2020-03-18T20:09:02+00:00March 18th, 2020|All Events, Updates|0 Comments

Update: 3/3 Selectmen’s Meeting

Last night (3/3) the Board of Selectman asked the Town Administrator to create a climate planning task force to move ahead immediately with the project of creating a climate action plan. They considered this a better approach than the warrant article, which proposed getting Town Meeting support for a larger group. Read more

2020-03-04T17:19:14+00:00March 4th, 2020|Updates|0 Comments

Takeaways from Climate Xchange Webinar on Communication of the Climate Crisis

Net Zero-ers Laura Burns and Ben Kerman summarized the webinar for us. Here's what they learned: Messaging: Useful and Not Useful Here are problems with current approaches to discussing climate change, which don't put the human element into the discussion: In many images, there are no humans - just landscapes and Read more

2020-05-26T13:54:59+00:00February 11th, 2020|Updates|0 Comments

Starting on the Road to Net Zero

In the fall of 2019, the town of Hingham's Energy Action Committee asked the Board of Selectmen to approve a project for the committee: to figure out how to make a plan to reduce carbon emissions all across the town. The Selectmen agreed, and the committee will be proposing to Town Read more

2020-02-20T13:27:44+00:00January 8th, 2020|Updates|0 Comments
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