Conservation Challenge 2012 Recap

This year 297 students of Concord Carlisle and residents of Concord participated in the Conservation Challenge. The average Carbon Footprint of each participant was 23. The average reductions per person was 60 and the average tons reduced was 32. 

Concord Solar Fair This Saturday


The Town of Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee (CSEC) invites you to attend a Solar Fair on Saturday, February 4 from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Willard School.

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Concordians Addressing the Peak

Concord Light set up the Concordians Addressing the Peak (CAP) Google Group last summer for residents interested in reducing Concord’s summer electrical peak and the cost of electricity for all Town residents.
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Natural Gas Heating Rebates 2014

Rebates are offered by National Grid for installing a natural gas heating system. For more info and the rebate forms, see here for water heaters and here for boilers and furnaces.

News from Hutchins Farm

Short days, cold mornings and falling leaves herald the end of another season. Despite a cool, wet June and July and unusually intense disease pressure on some crops, we managed to field a diverse and abundant variety of produce at the stand and at the three farmer’s markets we attended this year. Strawberries started strong (and were delicious) but came to an untimely (and mushy) end with the unrelenting June monsoon. Read More »

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Rebates

Those interested in a solar option may qualify for rebates of up to $1,000 per kilowatt of installed capacity for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a payback to the Town of less than 10 years based on the Light Plant's estimated avoided capacity costs. Read More »

Electric Heat Weatherization

For homes with electric heat, rebates of up to $1,000 will be offered for the cost of certain weatherization measures, from the Concord Light Plant. Plans include rebates of 40% on the cost of ceiling, floor, wall, duct, and pipe insulation, HVAC dust sealing, and general air sealing including blower door testing. For more details, contact or call 978-318-3151.

Pool Pumps

Pool pumps may be cycled to minimize their operation during on-peak hours by using load management equipment similar to that used in the Concord Light Plant's existing off-peak electric hot water program. They will test existing equipment next summer

Air Conditioning Load Management

To reduce air conditioning loads during periods of peak electricity use, either thermostat settings will be automatically raised or compressors cycled. The Concord Light Plant will first test the controllable thermostat option next summer to see if that option is effective, financially viable, and acceptable to customers

Holidays: Ten Ideas For "Stuff Free" Holiday Gifts

So you want to give ... nothing to your loved ones this holiday season? Or at least nothing that'll end up on a dusty shelf or in a landfill? Consider these stuff-free gift alternatives.

Read about the ten ideas gift giving ideas at Gristby clicking here .

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