Nominations sought for nonprofit representative to state energy efficiency council

Media Contact:
Kaitlin Henry, Communications Manager
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
617-330-1188 x 285, khenry@massnonprofitnet.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOSTON- Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), the statewide organization representing the nonprofit sector, is seeking nominations for a representative to the state’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Council. The Council, established as part of the Green Communities Act in 2008, reviews and approves the three-year energy efficiency plans prepared by the Commonwealth’s gas and electric distribution companies and approved municipal aggregators. The Council was expanded, in this year’s electricity bill, to include a representative from MNN’s network of nonprofit organizations.

“Nonprofits represent 16.7% of the workforce in Massachusetts and control over $250 billion in annual revenues,” commented Massachusetts Nonprofit Network CEO Rick Jakious. “The inclusion of nonprofits on the Council recognizes to scope and scale of the sector and its importance in helping the state meet its long-term climate control goals.”

The role of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network representative to the Council is to review, approve, and  monitor energy efficiency plans and programs required of the state’s investor-owned gas and electric utilities and energy providers and to help the nonprofit sector save energy and lower operating costs by advocating for nonprofit targeted efficiency programs. The Energy Efficiency Plans are designed to deliver energy savings, improve energy security, create local jobs, and reduce pollution including greenhouse gas emissions.

MNN is seeking interested candidates who are dedicated to improving efficiency opportunities available to nonprofits, with a background in energy, sustainability or a related field. Interested applicants should visit MNN’s website at www.massnonprofitnet.org.

 

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