The official committee charge (approved by the Selectboard 2-11-15):
The Norwich Energy Committee works with residents, businesses and the Town to reduce energy consumption, improve the efficiency of energy used, promote renewable energy generation, and reduce greenhouse gas
The Norwich Energy Committee advises the Planning Commission on energy-related matters that pertain to the Town Plan and the Selectboard and Town Manager on energy‐related matters that affect Town policy.
The Committee identifies opportunities and makes recommendations to the appropriate Town officials and committees regarding energy conservation and efficiency, nonfossil energy sources and pollution reduction that address the environmental and fiscal benefits to the Town’s government, residents, and businesses.
The Committee educates the citizens and property owners of the Town about energy conservation, alternative energy sources, and other energy sustainability measures, and to increase public awareness of energy issues and build public support for energy efficiency and sustainable energy policies. It devises and implements programs in support of those measures with the assistance of other volunteers.