E-Democracy.Org is hosting an online community discussion designed to gather input from the public and from key stakeholders in creating the Pioneer Valley’s Five Year Clean Energy Plan. The PVCE-Plan is being developed collaboratively by two regional government commissions: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (representing Hampshire and Hampden counties) and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. Funding for the planning process came in part from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.
Lynn Benander of Co-op Power is responsible for managing the online forum implementation and process. E-Democracy.Org is providing technical support, advice, and hosting services for the event. E-Democracy.Org hopes to use the Clean Energy Plan process to launch a regional Issues Forum in the Pioneer Valley, sometime after the completion of this initiative.