Energy Committee

NEW: Climate Change questionnaire. Please click on the below link and fill out the survey. Thank you!
Oak Bluffs - Climate Change Survey


Town Partners with - 

CVEC - Cape & Vineyard Electric Co-op: SOLAR

CVEO - Cape & Vineyard Electrification Offering

Green Communities -        Town Meeting 5-15-21           Designation    7-18-22

MASS grant program

Oak Bluffs Power Pt

MVC - CATF Energy Working Groups

CAP / Climate Action Plan

Vineyard Power, V. Wind

VSEC - All Island Energy Committee (meet monthly)                                           Energy Update 2017-2022

Info for Residents

What can you do?

How to:
Electrify Your House     

    Residential New Construction All-Electric

Retrofit Your House    

    What about Heat Pumps?

Replace Your Vehicle
& Vineyard Power ideas

CLC - Cape Light Compact      REBATES!  & 2022 CLC Rebate updates

  Energy Saving Tips     

  Make Your Home More Comfortable, Save Energy, get Rebates for lawn equipment

ICAN - Island Climate Action Network

TRI - Housing Rehab


The Climate and Energy Advisory Committee is appointed to assist the Town through its Select Board in carrying out the vision and initiatives to implement the Town’s strategies for energy conservation, clean energy, green community initiatives and planning for energy sustainability for the Town. The Committee will also assist the Town in assessing the climate change impacts to the Town’s infrastructure, environment and socio-economic systems and evaluate community resiliency strategies for adapting to sea level rise and climate change in a manner that helps to strengthen the community.

The Committee shall be responsible for recommending an energy management plan to the Select Board for their consideration to develop and support the goals of energy conservation and climate stewardship by the Town of Oak Bluffs. The Committee will coordinate efforts to update the Town’s Climate Resiliency Plan and take steps to maintain the Town’s eligibility for State Municipal Vulnerability funding and other grant programs.

Current Projects

  • Green Communities (GC) - Designation received, eligible for $144,000 initial Designation Grant, priorities being set
  • Town buildings - Energy Audits complete
  • NO-cost & LOW-cost lighting installed (CLC funded). Awaiting next round of installations.
  • CVEC-3: Fire Station roof solar (live in 2019)
  • CVEC-4: OB School Roof solar, Landfill solar
  • CVEC-6: Rooftop solar: Police Sta., Town Hall


Meetings - every other month, 3rd Tuesday, 2pm, posted


Bill Cleary - Chair; Planning Bd. Liaison; Green Communities Chair 

Dion Alley - CVEC Rep

Peter Meleney - CLC Rep

Marilyn Miller - Vineyard Power Development Fund Rep

Craig Saunders

Simon Shapiro

Richard Toole - 1st Alternate


CLIMATE  clouds

Building Community Resilience - Oak Bluffs Recommendations

ICAN - Island Climate Action Network

MVC CATF - Climate Action Task Force

CAP / Climate Action Plan
    The Vineyard Way

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