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Energy Committee

Committee Members

Joseph Wantuch (Interim Chair, Outreach Coordinator)

Gail Hall (Secretary)

Patrick Meehan (Treasurer)

Stephen Fitzhugh (Advisor)



The Northfield Energy Committee (NEC) serves in an advisory capacity to and with the town legislative and planning bodies to promote the transition towards renewable energy for the Town of Northfield. The Committee currently meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Members are appointed by the Select Board and serve two and three year terms.  Please join the Committee to discuss the future of efficient and renewable energy in Northfield!  All are welcome.

The goals of the Northfield Energy Committee are:


  • To develop energy policies for the Town and assist/guide the Select Board and Town Manager in decisions on climate and energy;

  • To make recommendations for energy-saving measures and investments / measures which can save energy and money for families and the Town;

  • To inform Town residents and to organize the community around energy use reduction and renewable energy generation;

  • To use social media and other tools to increase public participation in decisions involving energy policy;

  • To pursue grants and donations for energy initiatives.

Projects and initiatives are vetted by other Town Commissions and comply with the spirit of the Town of Northfield as outlined in the Town Plan.

The Energy Committee is working with the Select Board on the installation of a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger to be located in downtown Northfield.  Please read more about the proposal here.

Energy Committee Agendas & Minutes

Facebook Page

2017-2019 Northfield Town Energy Report

Related Links

All customers of Northfield Electric are entitled to rebates for electric cars, bikes, lawn mowers, heat pumps, and more! Click here to learn more!

Green Mountain Transit Northfield Commuter Bus:

Schedule and Map    Fares and Tickets

Vermont Agency of Transportation's GoVermont Commuter Page

Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (statewide network of other energy committees): Website   Facebook

Save money through efficiency with Efficiency Vermont

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