Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning
Stoughton Local Energy Action Plan
In February 2012, MAPC selected the Town of Stoughton to participate in MAPC’s Local Energy Action Program. Over a ten-month period, MAPC met with town officials, including the Board of Selectmen, Stoughton Energy & Sustainability Committee, Stoughton Chamber of Commerce, residents, business owners, as well as other stakeholders such as National Grid and Columbia Gas, to understand the community’s priorities and interests in energy, sustainability, and community and economic development issues.
MAPC worked with these stakeholders to draft the Stoughton Energy Action Plan, which provides guidance to the Town and its constituents on setting and pursuing clean energy goals in Stoughton’s residential, commercial and municipal sectors.
In February 2013, the Stoughton Board of Selectmen voted to endorse the Local Energy Action Plan. MAPC is currently working with the Town and local energy stakeholders to begin adopting the recommendations laid out in the Energy Plan.
Programs & Initiatives
- A residential outreach campaign led by Next Step Living to help Stoughton residents learn more about energy efficiency and solar opportunities.
- A business outreach campaign with A Better City aimed at helping local businesses connect to the MassSave program and identify additional sustainability opportunities.
News & Resources
The purpose of The Town of Stoughton Local Energy Action Plan is to arm Stoughton with new energy goals and action strategies to advance the community’s clean energy efforts.
The plan is divided into three parts:
Stoughton Energy Profile:
This section provides an overview of Stoughton’s energy use, including a history of Stoughton’s past energy work and achievements and a profile of municipal, residential and commercial energy use.
Stoughton Energy Goals and Actions:
This section offers recommended energy goals and actions for the Town of Stoughton to expand its clean energy work.