Million Solar Roofs Community Partnership

  • As I’ve stood in front of the Emerson Community Center on many election days, the impact of the sun and its potential for heating and lighting buildings has been clear to me. I sponsored a resolution that the City apply as one of the Million Solar Roofs Community Partnerships. The Board adopted the Resolution, and Mayor David Cohen responded by assigning City staff to apply for $30,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, and appointing a Partnership called Sunergy that now meets regularly to provide city businesses and residents with the opportunity to help reach the City’s goal of 500 solar devices on roofs by 2010. Sunergy has been active in the process of designing the high school renovations. Active solar energy has been included in the design as an alternate to be funded from the Alternative Energy Trust run by the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation with proceeds with the deregulation of energy. For more information, visit the Sunergy website at and the Green Decade Coalition website.
Topic Date: 
Sunday, April 7, 2013


Brian E. Yates
Councilor At Large
Ward 5

1094 Chestnut St.
Newton, MA 02464

My campaign for re-election in 2017 is now underway. Please look through this website for information on my qualifications, viewpoints, and accomplishments.


Brian E. Yates Councilor At Large