The City of Bath, Maine is a small Midcoast city of 8,000 residents, located on the banks of the Kennebec River. It is nationally known for its shipbuilding heritage, vibrant downtown, historic preservation, and major employer Bath Iron Works. In 2008, Bowdoin College students assisted in the development of Bath's Energy Inventory and Climate Action Plan. The focus of the fellowship will be updating Bath's Energy Inventory and Climate Action Plan. The fellow will work independently but be supervised by the City Manager’s Office, and will frequently communicate with municipal staff, elected officials, businesses, energy and service providers, and residents. This fellowship offers the opportunity to see the inner workings of municipal government, and work closely with the Manager's office staff and other city offices as well as making connections with businesses, utility services, and other large entities.There may be opportunity to be involved with additional projects including the comprehensive plan update and public outreach for new initiatives. The fellowship also provides a unique opportunity to learn about benchmarking progress towards achieving energy and climate goals and ways that local communities are engaged in addressing climate change.
- City of Bath energy use and emissions inventory. This fellow will complete an inventory of the City of Bath’s 2018 energy use and emissions using specially designed software and researching municipal, business, and residential energy and emissions data. The resulting data will be compared with the 2008 inventory
- City of Bath's Climate Action Plan and Energy Conservation Resolution. The fellow will identify action steps outlined in the 2008 Energy Conservation and Climate Protection Resolution and determine whether or not we achieved our goals. Based upon the inventory and status of action steps, the fellow will assist with updating Bath's Climate Action and Energy Conservation Resolution.