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Important Community Advisory Related to Cambridge Community Electricity Program

Please note that if you receive a personal call or a visit about your electricity, that person does not represent the City of Cambridge or the Cambridge Community Electricity Program. The City is not knocking on doors or making individual sales phone calls. The City recently sent a letter to residents and businesses eligible for automatic enrollment with detailed program information.

If you receive a call or a visit from someone who wants to discuss your electricity, here are three things to keep in mind:

  • The person you are speaking with is not associated with the City of Cambridge or the Cambridge Community Electricity program.
  • You should treat your Eversource account number like you treat your credit card information. Do not give it out unless you want to purchase your electricity from
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Launching Cambridge Community Electricity!

CCEThe City of Cambridge is launching the Cambridge Community Electricity program to bring the benefits of renewable energy and electricity choice to its residents and businesses!

Starting in July, residents and small businesses currently on Eversource’s Basic Service will continue to have their electricity delivered through Eversource, but the City will select its own electricity supplier. The program will give residents a price that is lower than Eversource Basic Service at program launch, and it will increase the amount of renewable energy in the mix(Cambridge Community Electricity’s “Basic Green” service will have 25% more solar than is required by the state).

Cambridge Community Electricity supports local renewable energy projects and maximizes consumer protections, all at a price at or below the average price of Basic Service power from the utility. The program … [view entry]

New App from Code for Boston to Help Save Energy (and Prizes!)

EnerSave screenshotWant to win prizes for saving energy? Now you can, thanks to EnerSave, a new app from our friends at Code for Boston! Over the past year Code for Boston, a chapter of the nonprofit Code for America, has been working on EnerSave. EnerSave is a web app that lets people team up and compete to lower their electricity use. The EnerSave team just announced the launch of their app this month, and Cambridge Energy Alliance is offering prizes to the winning teams. To get started, visit EnerSaveApp.org.

EnerSave is designed to let people easily upload electricity use from their utility accounts and then create teams in which to compete. A leaderboard showcases the teams that are the top savers each month. You can use a Google account or … [view entry]

Reminder: Light Bulb Swap on Saturday!

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If you are a Cambridge resident, this is a reminder to come swap up to three of your incandescent or CFL light bulbs* for free LED replacements this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Cambridge Winter Farmer’s Market at 5 Callender St, from 10am-2pm! We will also have a pop-up store with heavily discounted LEDs for all of your other lighting needs.

*The swap is limited to A19 and BR30 bulbs.

This event is part of the City’s 100% LED Campaign that encourages residents to change over their lighting to LEDs, which use six times less energy. Please note that the bulb swap is limited to Cambridge residents and while supplies last.

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Free LEDs this Saturday Only!

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Are you a Cambridge resident? Come to the Cambridge Winter Farmer’s Market this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10am-2pm and swap up to three of your incandescent or CFL bulbs for free LED replacements! (Please note that only the most common bulb types will be available to swap). There will also be a pop-up store with heavily discounted LEDs for all of your other lighting needs.

This event is part of the City’s 100% LED Campaign that encourages residents to change over their lighting to LEDs, which use six times less energy. The bulb swap is limited to Cambridge residents and the most common types of bulbs, while supplies last. For more information, go to cambridgema.gov/LED[view entry]

Sunny Cambridge Event: Making a Confident Solar Decision

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To help Sunny Cambridge participants go solar, Sunny Cambridge will be hosting an informational workshop about making a solar decision on Wed, December 7.

Register for the workshop here

  • Learn about Sunny Cambridge success to date
  • Hear from neighbors that already went solar
  • Have your important solar questions answered
  • Get one-on-one support for your solar quotes

Schedule:

5:45pm – Refreshments

6:00 – 7:30pm – Program

Location:

Main Library
449 Broadway
Community Room
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100% LED Incentives Extended to Dec 7!

Cambridge Energy Alliance’s 100% LED promotion has been extended!

From now until DEC. 7, residents can go to https://www.techniart.us/Cambridge/ to get special pricing that is available to Cambridge residents only. Customers can also get discounted shipping while supplies last. Not sure what bulb to get? See our guide at CambridgeMA.gov/LED

The 100% LED campaign is one of the city’s initiatives to win the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide competition among cities to cut residential energy use through energy efficiency. Residents have until the end of December 2016 to help Cambridge win before the judging period is over. Find out more at www.CambridgeEnergyAlliance.org/WinIt!

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The Greater Boston Heat Pump Program

Mass Energy is collaborating with local heat pump installers, running the Greater Boston Heat Pump Program. Heat pumps are a great way to efficiently heat and cool your home.  Installing energy efficient heat pumps can help the City of Cambridge win the $5 million dollar Georgetown University Energy Prize!

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Mass Energy has partnered with highly qualified installers like Fisher-Churchill Co. and Genove Oil & Air Co. to offer homeowners competitive price for the installation of high efficiency, air source heat pumps (ASHP). ASHP systems circulate air from the outside via a heat exchanger and compressor to either heat the house or cool it by transferring hot air to the outside or inside, as needed. The increased efficiency can reduce your energy bill and actually save you … [view entry]

GUEP Update: Science Festival and Lightbulb Bicycles!

tableOn April 20th, the City of Cambridge took part in the Cambridge Science Festival, a multi-day event within the city that celebrates science, technology, engineering, art and math in Cambridge and New England, as well as their impact on the global community. The city of Cambridge was proud to work in conjunction with MIT, Harvard, the Museum of Science, and the Cambridge Public Library to host the event. At the event, the city was able to inform citizens about two of its initiatives, the ongoing Georgetown Energy Prize Campaign and Sunny Cambridge, a new collaboration with Energysage that helps homeowners use online technology to find the most affordable rates for installing solar power.

While at our event outside of the Cambridge Public Library, we showcased our new energy efficiency … [view entry]

Welcome to Sunny Cambridge!

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The City of Cambridge has launched Sunny Cambridge, an exciting new program to help residents of Cambridge learn about solar and receive online quotes from local installers through an easy-to-use online platform! Sunny Cambridge is focused on helping residents that have any kind of property, including single-family homes, condominiums, rental properties, and commercial properties. The program website is www.sunnycambridge.org and is offered in partnership with local solar marketplace provider, EnergySage.

For those curious about the benefits of solar, there are a number of great reasons to go solar in Cambridge today, including:

• Reduce or eliminate your electricity billlogo
• Increase the value of your property
• Reduce your carbon footprint
• Help create local green jobs
• Earn solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) from producing solar energy and … [view entry]