Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.
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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

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

Energy

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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Talking Energy

Join us on Wednesday 11/28 at 6pm for a free community conversation on saving energy and switching to renewables! Please rsvp to attend.

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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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2018 Annual Meeting

Join us for our Annual Meeting & Local Foods Breakfast, Tuesday Dec. 11 from 8-10am at Clarion Inn. Featured speaker is Prof. Natalie M. Mahowald. $15/person, register online.

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Local Energy Study

A new local building energy system study for townhouses and custom/luxury homes found that the energy cost of heat pumps is slightly lower than natural gas and significantly lower than propane. Full report as a pdf here.

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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 November 21, 2018