Looking to heat and cool your home with clean electricity instead of fossil fuels?  Green Energy Consumers has launched a new Heat Pump program designed to connect consumers with trusted expertise. As prices for heating oil and natural gas continue to respond to the worldwide supply shortage, this is a great summer to investigate whether a heat pump would make sense for your home. If you've wondered how to assess your home's suitability for heat pumps, find installers, or compare their varying bids, we recommend you register for this new program by clicking below.
Get help with heat pumps  

You can also check out the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center guide to air-source heat pumps. And watch this video to learn how three Brookline neighbors made the switch.

If you're considering an electric vehicle (EV), you can learn all about EVs and charging options here.  This informative website was built based on extensive research by Anne Lusk and was made with help from Brookline residents.

Are you concerned about climate change but don’t know what you can do to help? Watch this short video: https://youtu.be/-SMTuVw1rwY  The town-sponsored Brookline Green Electricity (BGE) program offers residents and businesses the opportunity to choose 100% renewable electricity from local clean energy sources including wind and solar power, billed directly through your monthly Eversource bill.

It’s quick and easy and its the simplest and most cost-effective action that you can take NOW to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of climate change. 

To choose 100% online, visit BrooklineGreen.com and click on “Enroll or Change”; you can also phone 800-931-6221 and leave a message.  Be sure to have your Eversource electric bill in hand. When you choose 100%, something as ordinary as paying your electric bill can have an extraordinary impact on the environment.

Watch this short video to find out how to opt up:  https://youtu.be/-SMTuVw1rwY   Have your electricity bill ready.

Brookline’s commercial sector represents 23% of Brookline’s carbon footprint.  If you're a  small business, non-profit or faith organization, the Climate Is Everybody's Business (CIEB) project has ideas for helping you to save energy and save money.  

The CIEB project was begun in 2019 and continues to work with Brookline's small businesses, faith organizations and nonprofits (all considered “commercial” entities by our town’s heating and electricity providers),   Changes made by the commercial sector can have a significant impact on reaching the town’s goal of zero emissions in Brookline by 2050 – visit CIEB's web site for ideas:  https://gogreen.brooklinechamber.com/ 



The Select Board's Climate Action Committee (SBCAC) was established in 2015.  In 2018, the Planning Department and the SBCAC recommended an updated Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the Town made up of six strategies for both reducing climate-changing greenhouse emissions (mitigation) and preparing for climate-change impacts (adaptation).  This is a working document that will evolve frequently as Town departments, leaders, and the community collaborate on implementation.  To read more about Brookline's Climate Action Plan, click here.

The Select Board’s Climate Action Committee recommends planning to achieve zero emissions by 2050 (no reliance on fossil fuels) Town- and community-wide. Devising this roadmap, with targets for every five years, is a priority of the CAP.