Potential conflict of interest delays Yarmouth solar proposal

Potential conflict of interest

Delays Yarmouth solar proposal

But Councilor April Humphrey sees no issue with her brother working in a ReVision Energy warehouse.

YARMOUTH — Progress on a town solar energy proposal was delayed last week because of a potential conflict of interest.

During Town Council discussion April 12 about establishing a Renewable Energy and Sustainability Task Force to be charged with several duties – including a group solar purchasing program – Councilor Jim MacLeod questioned whether a disclosure should be required after learning Councilor April Humphrey’s brother works for ReVision Energy, a company that frequently works with municipalities on group solar purchasing agreements.

MacLeod said Humphrey mentioned the relationship to him during an energy fair earlier this month.

In January, the council rejected Humphrey’s original proposal for a “Solarize Yarmouth” program that would have provided a joint purchasing option for solar panels from a selected provider for residents and businesses. Last month, she came back with “Solarize 2.0,” which would select multiple installers to participate in the program, rather than just one.

On March 1, Humphrey said the next step, if the council opts to advance the program, would be establishing a task force to facilitate the program and also look at other sustainability options in town, which was the item on the April 12 agenda.

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