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YEEC Monthly Meeting on April 8

Greetings Everyone!
Energy Meeting is Tuesday night – 7pm at the library.

Couple quick updates:

1. We are very pleased to announce that we are hosting Bill Young from the Florida Solar Energy Center April 23-25. Bill is a national expert in solar power and emergency management. He will be joining Chief Bracy (York’s Emergency Manager), myself and others for a walk-through of the York Middle School on Thursday, April 24th at 9:30am. We will be working on evaluating the site for a pilot project that would expand the solar array and provide battery-back-ups for powering critical loads at the shelter.

2. Later that evening from 5:00-7:30pm, Bill will be leading a workshop at the Portland offices of Revision Energy which is open to the public. During the workshop, Bill will explain the massive project they completed in Florida (100 schools) – and how we could possibly replicate the program in Maine.

YEEC has offered to provide food for the workshop. I could use some help with a crock-pot or two of pasta or soup – or some fruit, or a salad, or dessert. Please RSVP to if you’d like to come to the workshop – and if you can help with a bit of food.

3. This May, York voters will have the opportunity to approve another $100,000 for improving the energy performance of York’s town buildings and operations (Question #43). The good news is that the Selectmen voted 5-0 in favor, however the bad news is that the Budge Committee voted “no” (4-3). This means for the first time, we may have some trouble getting enough voter approval for the next round of funding. Please see my letter in the York Weekly here for some background:
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140402-OPINION-404020343
Basically, it will be very important for folks who are supportive of improving energy efficiency in town to vote “Yes” on question #43.

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That’s all for now, folks. Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Eric

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