MEAC was founded in 2010 to act in an advisory capacity to the Montpelier City Council on energy issues. Specifically, it was charged with identifying and nurturing potential energy saving projects and opportunities; informing and engaging city residents on energy issues with a special focus on building weatherization; and partnering with other statewide groups such and the Energy Action Network (EAN) and Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) to foster long term, far reaching projects, goals and developments that will ultimately serve to either reduce Montpelier’s energy use or actively meet its energy needs from renewables.
In February 2014, MEAC recommended, and the city council adopted, a citywide of “Net Zero Montpelier.” In short, this means that the city is committed to becoming the first state capital to produce or offset all of its energy needs--electric, thermal and transportation--from renewable energy sources and it has set the target date to meet this goal at 2030.
MEAC meets in City Hall's Memorial Room on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Feel free to attend.
For more frequent updates on MEAC projects, check out our blog and our Facebook page.