Goals for reducing East Hampton Town’s reliance on electricity produced by fossil fuels will be announced next Thursday, May 22, at a public meeting hosted by Councilwoman Sylvia Overby and the town’s Energy and Sustainability Committee.
Residents and business owners, who would like to learn what the committee has been working on and how they can help, have been invited to attend the meeting, which will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The town adopted a Comprehensive Energy Vision last year. The document is expected to translate into meaningful goals that would re-establish East Hampton’s leadership in sustainable practices and policies, said Ms. Overby in a release.
The town plans to substantially reduce energy consumption through conservation, education, and energy efficiency while significantly increasing the use of renewable energy technologies. The vision is for an economically efficient and environmentally sustainable comprehensive municipal energy policy. In addition to providing environmental and public health benefits, the initiatives are aimed at reducing energy costs for residents and local businesses.
Those making presentations include Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, Energy and Sustainability Committee chairman Frank Dalene, Renewable Energy Long Island executive director Gordian Raacke and town Natural Resources Department representative John Botos.
For more information, contact Mr. Botos at the Natural Resource Department at 631-324-0496 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .