There will be a public meeting on the Newton Power Choice aggregation plan on March 28 at 7pm in the City Council Chambers in Newton City Hall. Anyone wishing to offer comments on the plan may offer them at the meeting or may send them via email to [email protected].
Newton Power Choice is the plan for a new electricity program currently being developed by the City of Newton. The program would provide an opportunity for Newton to take a bold step and significantly increase the amount of renewable energy in the community’s electricity supply.
Newton Coalition for Climate Action (newtonclimateaction.org), of which Green Newton is a member, recommends that Newton Power Choice set a high default percent of New England Class 1 renewable electricity for the program. NCCA supports a default of 40% above the State mandate of 13% for the initial contract (a total of 53% Class 1 New England renewable energy). This goal is feasible and is strongly supported by citizens polled in a recent Green Newton survey.
please read, sign and share the letter of support here.
We are hoping to have 2,500 signatures by the end of March to demonstrate strong support in the community for a high percent of renewable energy in our initial aggregation contract.