NEWBURYPORT — Next time you walk around in Newburyport, look up. Have you noticed the increase in solar arrays in your neighborhood? How about electric cars; are you seeing more of them on the street and in your neighborhood?
Storm Surge will host a live presentation at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 22 at the Senior/Community Center titled “The Newburyport Path to Net-Zero by 2050”. The public is invited to attend. The Greater Newburyport Community Media Hub (NCM Hub) will broadcast the event on Newburyport channel 9.
On Earth Day 4/22/2022 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts committed to revised greenhouse gas emission targets. By 2050 Massachusetts must meet net-zero emissions and a level of emissions that is no more than 85% of the 1990 emissions. The state will announce revised targets for 2030 by July 1, 2022.
Newburyport Recycling and Energy Manager, Molly Ettenborough and Mike Strauss, Chair of the Newburyport Energy Advisory Committee (EAC) will speak on green-house gas emissions in Newburyport, residential electric supply aggregation, city ordinances enacted last year and future changes. If you have questions about the future electrification of Newburyport homes and cars, come and join the discussion.
This event will be held at the Newburyport Senior/Community Center at 331 High St, Newburyport. Doors will open at 6:30 to allow time for socializing prior to the main event at 7 pm. NCM Hub will broadcast live on Channel 9 and will replay the event on Channel 8.
The first 24 in-person attendees at this event will receive a free book by local author Dyke Hendrickson titled “Merrimack: The Resilient River”. These books have been generously donated by Amesbury business owner Dan Healey.
Register for this event by following the link https://www.storm-surge.org
Storm Surge thanks the Institution for Savings for financial support for the Speaker Series, NCM Hub for recording and broadcasting the event, and the City of Newburyport Senior/Community Center for hosting.