NELEN Collaborative Toolkit: Energy Committee & Climate Action Team
Why Form an Energy Committee or Climate Action Team
A Community Energy Advisory Committee/Energy Committee is a way for community members to actively participate in local clean energy planning and management. It is a valuable resource for increasing internal municipal capacity for clean energy work, capturing local expertise and public views, generating innovative ideas for future projects and building trust in municipal-community collaborations. In general, an Energy Committee is a voluntary independent committee, task force, or advisory board appointed by and responding to the Board of Selectmen or City Council/Mayor. Often, energy committees can also be established by a local community member without municipal approval (ad hoc), although the scope of work addressed may be consequently different.
Energy/Climate Committee Resources
NELEN Webinar Presentations- Partnership Strategies for Municipal Energy Project Success (June 23, 2014)