Energy Committee

Meeting Schedule: Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Colrain Highway Garage meeting room at 6:00 pm

No meetings currently scheduled.


3 of 8 seats. 1 years each seat.

  • Peter Brooks, Chair. June, 2022.
  • Bing Waldsmith. June, 2022.
  • Brian Cady. June, 2022.

Green Communities Designation Grant Awarded

On Thursday, May 2nd the Colrain Town Office hosted Judith Judson, the Commissioner of the DOER (Department of Energy Resources), Nick Connors, Director of Green Communities, Scott Shelby DOER Director of Government Affairs and Jim Barry Green Communities Regional Coordinator to celebrate our new status as a Green Community.   We were presented with a "big check" representing the $130,000 which we now can use "to reduce energy use and costs by implementing clean energy projects in municipal buildings, facilities, and schools".

About the Colrain Energy Committee

The town warrant of May 2016 unanimously approved appointment of the Colrain Energy Committee. Our mission is to develop an energy plan that will prepare the town of Colrain for a future that will require a significant decrease in the use of fossil fuel as a source of energy in town buildings, businesses, residences, and vehicles. We will develop a plan that moves Colrain toward the increased use of local clean energy sources to stabilize long-term energy costs while strengthening our local economy to benefit us all.

Previous meetings:

Energy Committee Meetings

Name Uploaded Date
   Energy Committee Agenda 2023-05-18.pdf (View on Calendar) 2023-05-15 10:43:14
   Energy Committee Agenda 2023-04-20.pdf (View on Calendar) 2023-04-18 10:27:42
   Energy Committee Agenda 2023-01-19.pdf (View on Calendar) 2023-01-17 14:46:10
   Energy Committee Agenda 2022-11-17.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-11-14 14:16:03
   Energy Committee agenda 2021-10-21.pdf 2021-10-19 11:31:10
   Energy Committee Agenda 2021-09-23.pdf 2021-09-20 14:33:50
   Energy Committee Agenda 2021-08-19.pdf 2021-08-17 11:53:08
   Energy Committee Agenda 2021-06-17.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-06-15 10:32:23
   Energy Committee agenda 2021-02-18.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-02-16 15:17:25
   Enerrgy Com- Notes 6-21-17.pdf 2019-12-15 21:41:29
   Enerrgy Com- Notes 7-19-17.pdf 2019-12-15 21:41:30
   Energy Com- Notes 8-16-17.pdf 2019-12-15 21:41:28
   2018jan17minutescolrainenergyctte.pdf 2019-12-15 22:40:03
   EC Notes 2-21-18.pdf 2019-12-15 21:35:33
   EC-6 20 18.pdf 2019-12-15 22:40:05
   2018August16minutescolrainenergyctte.pdf 2019-12-15 22:40:02
   EC-9 13 18.pdf 2019-12-15 22:40:06
   2018oct4minutescolrainenergyctte.pdf 2019-12-15 22:40:05
   2018nov15minutescolrainenergyctte.pdf 2019-12-15 22:40:04
   EC-1 03 19.pdf 2019-12-15 22:46:01
   EC-1 17 19.pdf 2019-12-15 22:46:02
   EC-3 21 19.pdf 2019-12-15 22:46:03
   EC-4 18 19.pdf 2019-12-15 22:46:04
   EC-7 18 19-2pdf.pdf 2019-12-15 22:46:05
   2019July18minutescolrainenergyctte.pdf 2019-12-15 22:46:01
   2019august15MinutesColrainEnergyCommittee.pdf 2019-12-15 22:45:59
   EC-10 17 19.pdf 2019-12-15 22:46:06
Latest News
The Finance Committee met on May 22, 2023 and voted their recommendations on each article appearing on the FY 24 ATM Warrant
On May 30th, a new food and paper waste compost program will begin at the Colrain Transfer Station on Charlemont Rd.
Colrain residents can get a backyard compost bin at no cost. Inquire at the transfer station.