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The City of Gloucester is committed to environmental stewardship through the promotion of clean renewable energy and energy conservation. Since 2009, the City has undertaken several initiatives to green municipal operations including achieving state Green Communities Designation in 2010 and powering all municipal properties through two wind turbines at Blackburn Business Park. In their August 2016 report, Gloucester was recognized by Environment Massachusetts as one of 18 communities leading the way in the State in sustainability, renewable energy, and energy conservation in their Renewable Communities
The City has a staff member managing the City's clean energy initiatives and established a Clean Energy Commission (CEC) of citizen volunteers with various backgrounds in energy and finance.
Through a collaborative process involving the Mayor, The Clean Energy Commission, The Department of Public Works, and the Community Development Department, the City will continue to provide municipal services in a cleaner, more energy efficient way.
The links below feature two videos on the City of Gloucester's Clean Energy initiatives:
Presentation by Senior Planner Matt Coogan at the 2015 Clean Energy and Sustainability Fair, hosted by TownGreen2025.
Conversation between Candace Wheeler, Chair of the Gloucester Clean Energy Commission, and Matt Coogan.
2016 Leading by Example Award
Congratulations to Matt Coogan for receiving a 2016 Leading by Example Award! The award is presented by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and
outstanding efforts to implement policies and programs that have led to significant and measurable environmental and energy benefits for Gloucester.
2016 Leading by Example Award press release.
Boston Globe article December 29, 2016