Cornish Energy Committee

Mission Statement: The Town of Cornish takes local steps to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Please contact Mary Boyle if you would like to join the CEC or if you have some ideas to share with this committee: mary.n.boyle@gmail.com or phone 603-252-7898

Latest news!  23 homes go solar through Solarize Cornish-Plainfield 2014

OUTREACH: List of Cornish Energy Committee public presentations and educational events and other examples of work within the town on energy-related topics.
“How you can personally reduce carbon dioxide emissions and possibly save money at the same time!” Andrew J. Friedland, Professor and Chair, Dartmouth College Environmental Studies Program. July 20, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

“A Conversation with Marc Rosenbaum of Energysmiths.” February 15, 2008
“Ecological Footprinting Workshop with Jim Merkel” author of Radical Simplicity. April 4, 2008, 7 p.m.

“Button Up, NH! in Cornish. – Home Weatherization Workshop” Bob Walker –SERG.October 5, 2011, 7 p.m.

“RISING GAS PRICES! What are the options? A panel discussion about the proposed bus route along the Route 10 transportation corridor from Claremont to Lebanon.” Panelists: Aaron Brown, Moderator, Vital Communities; Pat Crocker, Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission; Barbara Brill, Community Alliance, and Susan Berry, Upper Valley Rideshare; along with Jody Schubert (Cornish resident) and Rod Wendt (Plainfield resident) selected speakers within the audience.

Energy Expo with Plainfield in 2009
Energy Expo with Plainfield in 2011

Visible presence at the Cornish Annual Town Meetings in 2011. 2012, and 2013 with display posters of Town of Cornish energy use gathered from MEAP data on the STOCC.

Energy Technical Assistance & Planning (ETAP) for NH Communities representative Mike McCrory from UVLSRPC met with the Energy Committee to discuss software and technical assistance to Cornish. This two year program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and administered through NH Office of Energy and Planning, ended April 2012. This program will close with nothing to replace it. However, Mike will still be available to work with us afterward for consultation or advice. Example of results of his consultation: Idling reduction efforts are underway. Erected “No Idling” sign in front of Cornish Town Offices. Looking into monitoring system for town vehicles as suggested by Mike McCrory.

Energy audit walk around with MEAP appointed auditor.

Cornish Energy Committee Annual Reports submitted for town meeting.

Numerous articles written in town newspaper, Consider This, edited and produced by Nancy Wightman and Janice Orion. The Cornish Energy Committee has submitted articles to serve as community outreach that have appeared in Consider This issues July, August, November, December 2007 and January, February, March, April 2008.