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2018 A Year in Review

As the year comes to an end, we wanted to share some of our most memorable moments of 2018. It was a busy year at HCG, and we look forward to what we can accomplish in 2019.

Happy Winter Solstice

Wishing a warm season’s greetings with much happiness and cheer to all of our partners and customers! We have made it to the shortest day of the year with only about 9 hours of daylight, and are looking forward to the merry and brightening days ahead. As we anticipate the cozy winter months to come, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for connecting with HCG and helping us improve our community programs and services – thank you!

Massachusetts Energy Credit Markets Are on the Rise

Property owners are happily reaping the rewards of clean energy thanks to HCG and the Department of Energy Resources’ initiatives supporting renewable and alternative energy sources. This year alone, HCG has sold over 24,000 energy credits for its customers, totaling nearly $3.2 million in sales. All property owners in Massachusetts should look into clean sources of electricity, heating and cooling, and HCG can guide you through the decision-making process.

HCG drops membership dues to $1

The Hampshire Council of Governments has reduced its annual membership dues to $1 in hopes of attracting more municipalities to join.

HCG Strategic Planning Update

The Hampshire Council of Governments’ (HCG) Strategic Planning Committee was formed to reexamine the structure and operations of the organization and to ensure its long-term sustainability. After months of analysis, we believe that we have reached a critical time in the process and want to share with you what we have learned.

Hampshire COG starts solar water heating program

The “solarize” Massachusetts programs have worked so well that a new pilot program launched in the Pioneer Valley is trying to make as big a splash for solar hot water. Working with a Clean Energy Center grant, the Hampshire Council of Governments has launched the first grant for homeowners to install solar hot water systems, using Greenfield-based Spartan Solar of Greenfield as its contractor.

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