The Committee advises the City Council and assists and advises the City Manager, Community Development Director, and Sustainability Coordinator on energy matters that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of Rockland.


First and Third Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 pm
The Committee is currently meeting virtually (Zoom link provided in each agenda).

Members/Term Expiration

Ret Talbot (2022)
Emma Wendt (2023)
Todd Schwendeman (2023)
Constance Evans (2024)
George Terrien (2024)
Vacant (2022)
Vacant (2024)

If you are interested in serving on the Committee, please reach out to any committee member, or email rocklandenergycommittee at

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City Council Reverses Position and Votes to Retain Part Time Sustainability Coordinator Position

1:36 pm in Energy Advisory Committee by Ret Talbot

In last night’s Rockland City Council Budget Review Meeting, the Council voted to retain the sustainability coordinator position in a 3-2 vote. The part time position was eliminated from the proposed 2023 city budget, but Councilor Nathan Davis advocated for retaining it in a budget review meeting last week. At that time, the position’s elimination […]

Maine Public Comes to Rockland for Bike to Work Day 2022

10:23 am in Energy Advisory Committee by Ret Talbot

Rockland’s Bike to Work Day 2022 was held on Friday 20 May and was covered by Maine Public’s climate reporter Murray Carpenter in a story titled “Cyclists gather on Maine roads for Bike to Work Day.” Two dozen cyclists gathered in downtown Rockland Friday morning to celebrate Bike to Work Day. The riders say cycling […]

Rockland City Council Endorses Bike to Work Day 2022 with Resolution

12:27 pm in Energy Advisory Committee by Ret Talbot

RESAC is pleased to have helped coordinate Bike to Work Day 2022 in conjunction with Sidecountry Sports, Maine Sport Outfitters, Rock City Coffee, Renew Rockland, Rockland Rolls, and other local businesses and individuals. The data show that choosing a bike over a car just once a day reduces an average citizen’s carbon emissions from transport […]

City Council Declines to Retain Sustainability Coordinator Position in a Straw Poll Vote

12:00 pm in Energy Advisory Committee by Ret Talbot

Last night during the Budget Review Meeting, Councilor Nathan Davis proposed, as RESAC had advised, retaining the sustainability coordinator position in the 2023 budget. In a straw poll vote, both Councilors Davis and Sarah Austin voted to retain the position. Councilors Louise Maclellan-Ruf and Nicole Kalloch, along with Mayor Ed Glaser, voted against retaining the […]

RESAC Advises City Council to Retain the Sustainability Coordinator Position in the 2023 Budget

11:50 am in Energy Advisory Committee by Ret Talbot

The following was presented during public comment during the 9 May City Council Meeting. Below the public comment are some specific examples we’ve discussed regarding staffing the sustainability coordinator position. Today (16 May 2022), City Council will discuss the proposed elimination of the position during the Budget Review Meeting at 5:30 pm at City Hall […]

Rockland Receives Energy Award and Schedules Community Energy Forum for September 26

9:39 am in Energy Advisory Committee by Nathan Davis

On August 24, the City of Rockland was named the winner of the Efficiency Maine Trust’s 2018 Philip C. Hastings Award. The Hastings Award is presented each year to an individual or organization that typifies the spirit of the late Phil Hastings, the Founding Director of Efficiency Maine. To honor his memory, the Philip C. […]

Missed the first round of Weatherize Rockland Signups? It’s not too late!

2:02 pm in Energy Advisory Committee by Site Administrator

Remember how drafty your home was on cold and windy days last winter? Do you fret over high heating bills every cold winter month and promise to do something different before next winter? Are you worried about the rising price of heating oil? Is your house hot and stuffy when warm summer days (finally) arrive? […]

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