The Town's Energy Committee recommends these resources to identify opportunities to save on energy, including incentive programs.
Thinking of installing solar panels on your home or business? The following presentations from the Energy Committee's solar workshop in October 2014 provides information on programs offered by the State and other resources.
In a typical home, 43% of the utility bill goes toward heating and cooling. This site provides consumers with free and inexpensive strategies for saving energy and money through the cool fall and winter months, as well as energy-saving investments that can provide savings over the long term. You'll also find information on financial assistance for energy-saving improvements.
Making your home more energy efficient with ENERGY STAR can help to reduce high energy bills, improve comfort and help to protect the environment. Improving energy efficiency is also an important first step for homeowners interested in green remodeling. ENERGY STAR can guide you in making your home more efficient — whether you do-it-yourself or hire a qualified professional.
EPA's Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes.
National Grid: Suggestions from and information on programs offered by National Grid, including free in-home energy evaluations, refrigerator recycling and various other programs and incentives.
State of Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources: The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (RIOER) works to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in the State of Rhode Island. The Office offers programs to assist residents, businesses, cities and towns, and institutions with their energy needs.
Nico the Ninja's workbook for kids has tips on electrial safety