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Net Zero Action Plan Task Force Meeting 1 - Shared screen with speaker view
Marie Sorensen, RA, Sorensen Partners (she/hers)
Hello all meeting participants
Marie Sorensen, RA, Sorensen Partners (she/hers)
Task Force members please address chat comments and questions to “All panelists and attendees”
Jen Stevenson Zepeda, Climable (she/her)
one negative impact could be pricing people out of homes
Lauren Baumann New Ecology She/Her
Consideration of potential operating cost burdens on different communities and institutions
Jen Stevenson Zepeda, Climable (she/her)
success being inclusive of other stakeholders, particularly from the communities that are higher up on the vulnerability indices
Tom Sieniewicz, Planning Bd, he, him
slip shod solutions to energy production and insulation make poorer districts look poorer...this would be a fail
Tom Sieniewicz, Planning Bd, he, him
success in the plan means broad awareness of the issue that education on the issue reaches every corner of our city. So we can ALL be proud of where we are going TOGETHER.
Chris Leary, KSA & Jacobs (he/him)
How do we measure the collective impact or value of what we do here on vulnerable populations (i.e. less flooding, less air pollution, less urban heat) vs where the improvements are deployed (i.e. who's roof holds the solar panels)?
Jane Carbone HRI she/her
effective communication to all groups so they understand the goals and incentivize the program so all can participate or find resources to achieve that goal.if that is a barrier.
Tom Evans CRA (he/him/his)
Is it possible to access data on Cambridge HH participating in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)?
Seth Federspiel, he/him, Cambridge
From Gaurab Basu to All Panelists: 05:28 PMI feel that the biggest equity issue is in timeline to net zero, I appreciate the tremendous work needed to decarbonize our buildings and all sectors, but 2050 does feel to far away. cities like cambridge can show the rest of the country how to ambitiously decarbonize and I feel we need places like this to have sooner timelines to help the country overall get to net zero at least to 2050
Adam Gould (he/him) Youth Representative
I agree
Tom Sieniewicz, Planning Bd, he, him
good metrics so that we make the biggest differences with the biggest users - ie residential energy is ONLY 14% of the issue. We should take measures in this sector but not freak out. Commercial and government buildings are bigger levers.
Marie Sorensen, RA, Sorensen Partners (she/hers)
Questions asked by the public will be answered at the Q&A at the end of the presentation.
Margery Davies, Mothers Out Front, she/her/hers
I agree with Henrietta about better ways to get data.
David Adamian, GreenerU (he/him/his)
Tom makes a good point. The residential sector does have an outsize impact on the questions of equity.
Seth Federspiel, he/him, Cambridge
From Kolin Loveless, Neighborhood 9, (he/him/his) to All Panelists: 05:33 PMAnd to pile Tom’s comment, they’re less resource intensive to address—more bang for your buck. I don’t think that means we can or should forget about residential all together, because we need to make gains in all areas to reach our goals.
Adam Gould (he/him) Youth Representative
the way we got here was capitalism and we must combat it with a different lens I agree with Gabe
Tom Sieniewicz, Planning Bd, he, him
Lesley U, HVD and MIT are driving at a gold standard for GHG reduction - we need to look at energy reporting to see where else we can make progress. I like Margery's clarity! and Equity is a lens...good
Seth Federspiel, he/him, Cambridge
From Paul Lyons, Zapotec Energy Inc. to All Panelists: 05:42 PMSome of the largest owners of on-site solar energy systems in Cambridge are the Cambridge Housing Authority, Cambridge Public Schools, Homeowners Rehab, Just-A-Start and numerous private companies that own affordable housing properties in Cambridge. We are already on the path to providing zero-carbon electricity to many disadvantaged families in Cambridge. Let's go further!
Gabe Shapiro - All In Energy (he/him)
Good point. Creation of green jobs should be a something we measure.
Jane Carbone HRI she/her
agree workforce development should be part of the program
Tom Sieniewicz, Planning Bd, he, him
Tuesday is not good
Jen Stevenson Zepeda, Climable (she/her)
+1 to Heather
Eli Herman, He, Akelius Real Estate
Thanks Everyone