Alternative Energy Committee

Board Members

Mary Jo Larson
Position: Chairman
Phone: 781-210-2110
Contact by EMail

Stephen Giradi
Position: Vice Chairman

Josiah Stevenson
Position: Secretary

Davis Eisenhaure
Position: Member

Patricia Gooding
Position: Member

Marie Caristi-MacDonald
Position: Member
Phone: (781) 801-0654

Eric Seuss
Position: Member

Andrew Muir
Position: Member

Steve Wenner
Position: Member


Meeting Schedule: Dates will be Announced
Meeting Time: 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall

Description of the Alternative Energy Committee:



The Alternative Energy Committee (AEC) was formed during the summer of 2005 with a mandate from the Board of Selectmen to examine alternative energy resources and how Cohasset may benefit from such resources.  The AEC has investigated and weighed the benefits of various forms of alternative energy sources including:


  • Wind

  • Photovoltaic Solar

  • Geothermal

  • Tidal


From an investigative standpoint the AEC has found that installing photovoltaic panels is currently the most viable renewable energy source for Cohasset; Solar arrays in Massachusetts are eligible for numerous state and federal tax credits and incentives.


 Projects, Presentations, and Studies:


The AEC most recently was working on possible installation of photovoltaic panels at two location:

(Links are in bold)








  External Web Links:

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory


  • At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy.


Hull Wind Turbines


  • The Town of Hull has won the Department of Energy's Wind Power Pioneer Award.  This distinction recognizes the Town of Hull for its "Outstanding leadership in advancing the use of wind power in a coastal community".  The statement continues to state, "A model for engaging the entire community to understand and move forward together on its wind power project, from school teachers, utility engineers, and local leaders to state government, academia and industry".  This is a great example of alternative energy resources being implemented in a successful way and is continuing to be a beneficial resource for the future of the Town.


 Alternative Energy and Clean Resources from Mass.Gov


  • Provides information regarding the different kinds of renewable energy, funding programs and incentives, installation assistance and more. Examples of renewable energy include wind and solar power