Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Harvey Wheeler Community Center
    1276 Main Street
    West Concord, MA 01742

CSEC 2017 group photo

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Name Title Voting Member
Brad Hubbard-Nelson Chair
Janet Miller Concord Resident Yes
Gilda Gussin Concord Resident Yes
Julie Kleyn Concord Resident Yes
William Lehr Concord Resident, Clerk Yes
Sam Lines Concord Resident  
Douglas Sharp Concord Resident Yes
Alan Whitney Concord Resident Yes
Alice Kaufman Select Board Liaison No

Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee Mission Statement

The purpose of the Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee is to assist the Town in identifying, designing, and implementing programs and projects for fostering energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy generation in the Town and in all segments of the community.
Our efforts address all forms of energy use: electricity, natural gas and heating oil, and transportation fuels. The benefits may include reduced exposure to expected future energy cost trends, decreased reliance on imported energy sources, reduction of 'greenhouse gas' emissions and related pollutants, and stimulation of local sustainable energy business.

At Concord’s 2017 Town Meeting, voters adopted Article 51 setting goals for reducing the Town’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions dramatically in the coming years, which CSEC enthusiastically supports.  In a 2016 analysis, over 60% of Concord’s GHG emissions come from the residential sector, compared with about 35% from commercial and 4% from municipal facilities and schools.  With this in mind, CSEC has shifted its focus recently towards helping our fellow residents reduce emissions and save money.  The Cooler Concord Fair in February 2017 brought over 1000 residents together to learn about the significant actions they can take, which has been followed with the launch of the CSEC supported Cooler Concord website and newsletter.  We invite all residents to get involved with Cooler Concord, learn about energy and money savings opportunities available to them, and share ideas and success stories.