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December 22, 2022
Cape Cod Commission develops model municipal electric vehicle bylaw 

Strategic planning and regional coordination will encourage the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and increase awareness of EV options in support of the region's GHG reduction goals. The Cape Cod Commission has developed a model municipal EV bylaw to serve as a resource for Cape Cod communities seeking to incorporate consideration of EV charging infrastructure in the local bylaws.

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December 1, 2022
Applications open for third session of Cape Cod Climate Ambassador Program  

The Cape Cod Commission is pleased to invite Cape and Islands students in grades 9-12 to apply for the Climate Ambassador Program. The Program is an initiative to educate, engage and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat the impacts of climate change.

Posted in Climate, Press Releases
October 26, 2022
Flood protection guidelines to preserve Cape Cod's historic structures

Cape Cod is home to many historic buildings and historic districts in flood hazard areas. Unique challenges exist in developing floodproofing measures consistent with historic resource protection.

October 18, 2022
Cape Cod Commission to create regulatory tools for development in the floodplain

The Cape Cod Commission is pleased to announce it has received funding through the state's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to create new regulatory tools for development in the floodplain.  

Posted in Press Releases, Climate
September 30, 2022
Enhancing the region’s electric vehicle infrastructure 

To support, advance, and contribute to the Commonwealth’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Commission staff is working across different levels of government and with local advocacy organizations to promote the adoption of EVs and the expansion of EV charging infrastructure.   

September 27, 2022
Five additional Cape Cod towns to undergo low-lying roads assessment

The towns of Chatham, Harwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Provincetown will share a $205,479 action grant awarded through the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program to assess low-lying roads in each community and develop solutions. This funding is part of $32.8 million in MVP Program grants awarded to Massachusetts cities and towns in late August through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Posted in Press Releases, Climate
June 15, 2022
Cape Cod Commission to begin evaluation of historic structures in flood areas  

Working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Silver Jackets program, the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Woods Hole Sea Grant, and several state and local partners, the Cape Cod Commission…

May 26, 2022
Cape Cod Commission’s large-scale solar tool featured in national webinar series 

A webinar series hosted by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the American Planning Association (APA) recently featured the Cape Cod Commission’s large-scale solar screening tool.

Posted in Newsletter, Climate
April 26, 2022
Second cohort of Climate Ambassador Program concludes

The second session of the Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Ambassador Program came to a close this month.

Posted in Newsletter, Climate
March 21, 2022
Increasing Cape Cod’s charging capabilities

The inventory of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Cape Cod is growing.

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