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SUBJECT: Your proposal in the Climate CoLab
Proposal: Fix leaky natural gas pipes before building any new pipeline
Contest: Atypical Ideas for Carbon Neutrality
Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest.
We, the Judges, have strongly considered your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, we have chosen to not advance it to the next round of competition. We had many excellent proposal and are not able to advance all the entries that promising potential.
We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to the Proposal Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal”.
We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Semi-Finalists and finalists, and even volunteer to join one those teams if you have relevant expertise. During the voting period, you can help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. The Climate CoLab will be opening more contests in the coming months, and you are welcome to submit your proposals to those contests as well.
Below this note you will find some feedback from our judges—we hope you find this interesting and insightful.
We are honored to have your contribution as part of our innovative search for ways of making Somerville carbon neutral by 2050. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
While the intention is good here, it is not clear how this proposal directly addresses Somerville's 2050 net zero goal. The proposal writer would need to know how much methane is currently leaking into the environment from Somerville's leaky gas pipelines in order to quantify real impact.
Great idea. We are committed to working on this problem and continue to coordinate with the state and utilities on this.
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