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New Bedford Science Café
December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The New Bedford Science Café is a relaxed monthly event where people can ask experts about science. This month’s speaker is Laura Gardner, co-chair of local advocacy group Climate Reality Massachusetts Southcoast, who will talk about “Going Green; Community Electricity Aggregation Programs.” Laura is also the teacher librarian at Dartmouth Middle School.
She will discuss Community Electricity Aggregation [CEA]. These programs save residents significant dollars and boost renewable energy use. In 2016, Massachusetts launched the second-largest CEA program in the country. It covers 25 towns—including the entire South Coast—allowing towns to stabilize prices by purchasing electricity in bulk. Laura and other climate activists hope residents will opt in and sign up for more renewable energy. She’ll explain why and how and touch on ways households can confront global warming, including electrification options through the Inflation Reduction Act.