Your opinion for a chance to win $50 or dinner for two at The Meltdown 
The Barre City Energy Committee (BCEC) would like your opinion on energy saving measures and renewable energy. Please note that this is a repeat of the 2020 March Town Meeting Survey. Feel free to take it again, and let us know in the final question you responded again. Thank you for your responses to help identify priorities for Barre's energy future. 

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1. The following energy efficiency and renewable energy actions are ways to reduce fossil fuel consumption. On the scale of Very Important to Not Important, how important is each to you? If you are unsure, choose "No opinion".

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important No Opinion
a. Reduce energy used to heat and cool homes and businesses, while improving comfort
b. Reduce energy used for transportation
c. Renewable electricity such as solar, wind, and hydro

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2. How interested are you in the energy efficiency options below?

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a. Low energy usage light bulbs
b. Low energy usage electric appliances (e.g., washers, dryers, dehumidifiers, refrigerators)
c. How to keep heat in my home (weatherization measures)
d. Efficient technologies for heating and cooling (e.g., modern wood furnaces, boilers, stoves, heat pumps, water heaters)
Now we'd like to ask you a few questions about transportation. 

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3. How did you get to work, school, or appointment most recently? Check all that apply. 

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4. Check one:

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5. What other commute mode, besides driving alone, would most appeal to you? (Check all that apply)

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6. Would you like to save money by riding with co-workers in a low-cost vanpool?

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7. Those that carpool, take the bus, or ride in a vanpool are eligible for a "Guaranteed Ride Home" benefit in case of emergency. Does this benefit appeal to you? 

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8. In thinking about Barre's transportation future, how important is each below?

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a. More resources for convenient, reliable and affordable bus service
b. Sidewalks/paths connecting neighborhoods to services
c. Train service (existing track) between Barre/Montpelier and beyond
d. Making carpooling and vanpooling easier
e. Transportation options for older adults

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9. What other ideas do you have for Barre's transportation future?

Now we'd like to ask you a few questions about renewable energy. 

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10. How interested are you in these options for your home and/or business?

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a. Solar on my roof or property
b. Purchase solar from commercially-owned solar farm
c. Purchase solar electricity from neighbor
d. Incentives, rebates, tax credits for renewables
e. Back-up battery systems

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11. In thinking about Vermont's renewable energy future, how important is each below? 

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a. Vermont should be doing more to expand renewable energy in-state
b. More electricity generated from wind farms
c. More electricity generated from hydro
d. More electricity generated from solar farms

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12. What other ideas do you have for saving energy or expanding use of renewable electricity in Barre?

Now we'd like to ask a few demographic questions.

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13. What is your age? 

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14. Do you rent or own your home/ living space ?

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15. Do you own a business in Barre City?

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16. If yes, do you own or rent the building? (If no, you may skip this question by scrolling down.)

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17. Would you like an expert to follow-up with you about tips to save energy?

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18. May we contact you about Barre City Energy Committee Events?

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19. How do you prefer to stay informed?

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20. Please provide your contact information (optional - you may skip this question by scrolling down):

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21. Finally, as mentioned above, this survey is a repeat of the March 2020 Town Meeting Survey. We'd like to know if you already completed the 2020 Barre City Energy Survey last spring (March Town Meeting).  Please respond with one answer below.

Thank you! We value your opinion on the best ways to achieve Barre City's goals for a more sustainable future!
Please encourage friends and families to participate by completing this survey on or before the 
November 8, 2020 deadline for a chance to win $50 or dinner for two at The Meltdown ($25 value). 

Survey sponsored by:
Barre City Energy Committee
https://www.barrecity.org/bcec

Questions? Please contact the
Barre City Energy Committee at:
barrecityenergycommittee@gmail.com
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