ENERGY RESOURCE CENTER
The following links are Resources for your convenience.
Green Decade Newton has been receiving requests from residents, who are eager to learn more about available solar energy options. Our organization is encouraging residents to wait until March 2013 when we will know if Newton is accepted as a partner in the Solarize Discount Program. Many solar companies offer preliminary site assessments by phone, and free site visits to your home, so in the meantime, you may start learning about the process. One website that offers a list of numerous Massachusetts solar companies (with letter grades given to some of the companies based on customer reviews) is www.MassSolarInfo.com. Green Decade, with no affiliation to this website, suggests it as a resource to obtain information about state solar incentives; it is entirely up to you should you decide to call any of the companies listed. Please note, it does not include all of the solar companies doing business in the Newton area, so keep doing research and be sure to request several opinions.
Community Energy, Inc. www.NewWindEnergy.com
"The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream" (DVD/VHS) www.endofsuburbia.com
Energy Guide www.energyguide.com
Federal Energy Management Program www.eere.energy.gov/femp
- City of Newton Energy Resource web site.
Greener Every Day - greenereverydayconsulting.com
Sound advice about sustainable living and personal assistance creating greener lifestyles and homes.
Heat Island Effect www.epa.gov/heatisland
This phenomenon describes urban and suburban temperatures that are 2 to 10°F (1 to 6°C) hotter than nearby rural areas.
Massachusetts Climate Action Network www.massclimateaction.org
Mass Save: Savings through Energy Efficiency www.masssave.com
NSTAR GREEN: Wind power for your home www.nstar.com/residential/customer_information/nstar_green/nstar_green.asp
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships www.neep.org
U.S. Department of Energy: Million Solar Roofs Partnership www.millionsolarroofs.org