Carbondale joins Holy Cross renewable offset program

Post Independent | March 13, 2019

The Carbondale Board of Trustees on Tuesday unanimously agreed to buy into a program to offset the non-renewable electricity it purchases from Holy Cross Energy with wind power. The Holy Cross Renewable Energy Purchase Program is for “members who want to use renewable energy but don’t have the access, funds, or ability to put solar on their rooftops,” Jenna Weatherred, Holy Cross vice president of communications, said in an interview.Carbondale trustees opted for wind offsets that will cost around $10,470 per month on top of the $1.37 million energy bill for 11 municipal addresses. The additional cost is “within the realm of cushion that we build into our utility bills that we when we estimate for the year,” Town Manager Jay Harrington said at the meeting Tuesday.

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