As winter’s cold approaches we are particularly interested in reducing our energy bill, so check back in a few days when DEHC will share some specifics for Dorchester residents who want to stay warmer and save money.
And it is gratifying to know that when we work to save money through energy efficiency, our work will also help the environment, and the economy, as today’s Boston Globe Op-Ed Green is Good Economics points out.
The Globe piece mentions the work of the Boston Climate Action Leadership Committee and Community Advisory Committee – their report Sparking Boston’s Climate Revolution, released in April 2010, states that ”over the next 10 years, climate mitigation can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent and produce net savings on energy bills of over $2 billion for Boston residents and businesses.”
We are proud to note that the Dorchester community was well-represented on the Boston Climate Action Leadership Committee and Community Advisory Committee, including resident Charles Tuttle, who is on our Steering Committee. Also kudos to David Queeley, who recently consulted with us on our 2010 air quality research project