Working to improve the way we produce and use energy in Charlotte since 2010.
Welcome to the
New CEC Website!
The field of energy has grown to encompass a range of issues as complex as the species in a healthy native ecosystem—too much for just one web page! CEC's official page is on the town website here. Thank you for visiting and reading through our pages...
Join us August 23 from 4:30-6 on the
green-side of the Charlotte Library for the
SMOOTHIE BIKE, demo EVs, and lots of good information about transportation options and policy in Vermont and in our town -- this is one of the
areas of our work (check out the
transportation pages above)
Look for the CEC table at the Grange on the Greens concerts this summer! The next concert for us is Sept 9. Our student members are organizing fun activities alongside super-helpful energy information. Thank you Carolina and Chloe!
Join us in...
LIGHTING THE WAY TO 2030!
We're looking toward Charlotte's energy future
by highlighting positive examples around town with strings of solar lights, like these on the EV charger and bike-fixing stand! Can you find the 8 solar light displays highlighting important energy changes afoot, such as weatherization, solar energy, EVs, e-bikes, composting, public transportation, and more? Tell us about your
own energy transformation efforts and enter to win
a set of solar lights! Open until Valentine's Day
2022. Follow this link to a description of
all of the sites.
On the last day of June,
the energy committee installed
two perky bike racks at the solar-compost shed
on the west side of CCS. The racks are close
enough to the solar-powered electrical outlet
(on the wall just inside) that an e-bike can
charge up while resting on the racks. Play in the playground, hike up Pease Mountain, or
have a picnic in the pollinator gardens while you
charge up anything you choose -- direct from the sun (via inverter and battery, learn about
solar power from the information sheet
inside the shed).