Phyllis Theermann
Image courtesy of Mothers Out Front

Image courtesy of Mothers Out Front

Gas Leaks Forum: Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm at the Cary Memorial Building in Lexington

There are more than 20,000 gas leaks in Massachusetts (121 in Gas Leaks Wellesley) creating a safety, health, and environmental hazard that affects our communities and our climate. Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than carbon. What needs to be done to address these dangerous and expensive methane leaks? Discussion will include Professor Nathan Phillips (Boston University), Joe Newman (Director of Governmental Affairs, National Grid), Ed Woll (Sierra Club of MA). Sponsored by Lexington Board of Selectmen, Sen. Mike Barrett, Sen. Ken Donnelly, Rep. Jay Kaufman, and Mothers Out Front.

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Phyllis Theermann

We often write, discuss and consider ways to lower our energy use. However, do we all know how much energy our households really use?

Knowledge is power! And knowledge about power is even more….well, powerful.

Our challenge this week is for all of us to find out how much energy we are using.

EnergyBill_ElectricityFor the latest electricity usage, simply look on the left of your Town of Wellesley utilities bill where it lists the monthly kWh usage information. Then from the National Grid bill, you can see your gas usage in therms. Finally, those using oil can check their bills and see the gallon consumption.

Might be interesting to chart your total usage for the last 12 months to see how you use energy during different times of the year.

Keep this information at hand so as you take on the Sustainable Wellesley challenges, and/or other energy reduction actions, you will see your usage numbers decrease over time. This will save you energy and money.

Watching your home energy use is the first step to understanding your carbon footprint.

Thanks for taking on this challenge! Questions?  Please email us at

Phyllis Theermann

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The Town of Wellesley is launching POWER TO $AVE, an energy savings program

The goal is to recruit at least 400 Wellesley homeowners to take advantage of a no-cost home energy assessment.  Following the recommendations of this assessment provides many benefits: 

  • Reduce your reliance on fossil fuels like oil and gas
  • Reduce your utility bills
  • Reduce harmful emissions
  • In many cases, improve the comfort of your home
  • Free light bulbs and for those eligible, rebates, incentives and/or tax credits
  • Create clean energy jobs in our local economy

This is a community-based effort to reduce Wellesley’s carbon footprint that is being coordinated by the Town’s Sustainable Energy Committee and underwritten by the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and National Grid.

Get a free assessment for your home.

To arrange an appointment for your home energy assessment:

CALL:  781 235- 7600