Energy & Resource Conservation
One of the components of Sustainable Jamestown is likely to be an energy management plan: a long-term planning resource used by the Town to
drive and guide progress toward a more secure, cost-effective and sustainable energy future.
This may include setting clear and measurable energy reduction goals, which will be critical for understanding what we want to achieve, developing effective strategies, and reaping financial gains. The Town can use this goal to more thoroughly assess opportunities, implement energy efficiency projects and achieve its energy reduction goals.
Jamestown is currently working with URI and the RI Office of Energy Resources to develop a baseline analysis of energy usage in all Town facilities. This will help identify potential opportunities for energy savings, and will also position Jamestown to take advantage of state and federal loans and grants to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Questions to Consider:
1. How important is it for you that locally generated energy options be available for use by Jamestown citizens, neighborhoods and businesses?
2. Should Jamestown invest in more energy efficient heating, cooling, windows, insulation, and other building infrastructure, even if they are more expensive?
3. Should Jamestown only purchase or lease new automobiles for its fleet which meet stronger pollution standards and have improved gas mileage, such as hybrids and electrics, even if the upfront cost is more expensive?
Resources for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
Resources for Natural Resource Conservation