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Another Gas Release in Wellesley is scheduled for October 8.

The Town has been advised that there will be another release of gas from the valve site near 68 Walnut Street in Wellesley on Tuesday, October 8 between 7 am and 7 pm. This gas is being released from the Algonquin pipeline, the main gas distribution line for the northeast. A segment of the pipeline runs through Wellesley.

Algonquin Gas said it will be releasing odorized natural gas due to planned maintenance work, but did not give more details for this gas release, or for the two releases that took place on August 16 and 27.

Please note that very high levels of methane were recorded in the area by Dr. Nathan Phillips of Boston University during the August releases. Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas that is contributing to the devastating effects of global warming. Methane is also known to have a negative effect on human health.

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With transportation as Wellesley’s #1 source of greenhouse gas emissions, the featured topic at the next Green Collaborative meeting will be: Beneficial Electrification Through Electric Vehicles.

All are encouraged to join the Green Collaborative Meeting on Thursday, October 24th, from 9 to 11 am in the Wakelin Room of Wellesley Free Library.

Guest speakers include Anna Vanderspek and Benjamin Hartford.

Anna Vanderspek is the Electric Vehicle Program Director of the Green Energy Consumer Alliance. She will be discussing the non-profit’s “Drive Green” program. Learn more about an electric vehicle discount program and ways to educate consumers interested in vehicle electrification.

Benjamin Hartford is the National Accounts Sales Representative of XL Fleet. XL Fleet is a local company that provides electrification solutions for Class 2-6 commercial and municipal vehicles. XL equipment improves vehicle fuel efficiency by 20% to 50%.  Thousands of vehicles with XL technology have driven nearly 100 million cumulative miles.  These vehicles have saved over 1 million gallons of fuel and eliminated over 13,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.