*The Vineyard Energy Project is reviewing the recently issued Ocean Plan. See the above PDF document for a summary and brief analysis.*
The Vineyard Energy Project (VEP) is a non-profit, founded in 2003, to meet the need for greater knowledge about energy on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
We are now focused on education, advocacy and developing community-based solutions to our energy crisis.
- Developing a community-owned, clean energy cooperative.
- Providing energy education for grades 3-12.
- Supporting a regional wind mapping/assessment project.
- Encouraging island-wide dialogue on energy issues through the Energy Alliance working group.
- Sponsoring the Living Local Harvest Fest, an annual event to promote local solutions to our energy and food needs (in collaboration with the Island Grown Initiative, the Vineyard Conservation Society and the MV Agricultural Society).
The community-owned cooperative is being developed to stablize and minimize electrical costs for Island rate payers while dramatically reducing the Island's carbon footprint.
Using wind and solar power generation, smart energy management and efficient electricity use, the cooperative will reduce the island's carbon footprint by 90 percent.