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Find renewable energy information here on our site.

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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

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Solar and wind energy are an important part of the grid of the future.


In this section of our website, CCE-Tompkins offers resources that can help you learn about ways in which you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

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Energy Smart Community

Do you have a Smart Meter? Learn more about the goals of Energy Smart Community, whether smart meters have been installed in your area as well as other grid upgrades.

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Energy Navigators

Apply by 3/13! Volunteer Energy Navigators help others in their community take steps toward reducing energy use and bills, and switching from fossil fuels to renewables.

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Talking Energy!

Come to a FREE "Community Energy Conversation" and find out about the smart grid, smart meters and more! Held every 4th Thursday, next one is February 28!

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Heating with Wood

When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.

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Navigating the Smart usage Plan on Energy Manager

Learn how to navigate the different Smart Usage Plan pages on Energy Manager

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CCETC is considering installing heat pumps to improve energy efficiency and cut down on use of fossil fuels.

Commercial Energy Use Study

Office buildings can also economically benefit from converting to heat pumps, running very efficiently on electricity rather than fossil fuels. Full report as a pdf here.

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Last updated March 7, 2019