My town had tried to start an Energy Committee. It worked for a little while then fell apart. Later, SERG contacted people and got interest going and we have had a Town endorsed commission for 5 years. The difference was the support and encouragement from SERG. Support was printed materials and physical presence to pose and to answer questions.
SERG is responsible for the formation of most of the town energy commissions and committees in NH and VT and offers a great amount of guidence and support in the activities of these groups once they are formed. Bob Walker, Director of SERG, in particular is a sunningly active and valuable resource, participaing and supporting most of the enegery programs and initiatives in both states, and leading many of the most valuable. The Hartford Energy Commission would be lost without the support of Bob and SERG.