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General Resources

100PercentCT Online Guidebook

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State of Connecticut Clean Energy Programs

  • Energize CT is a good source of information regarding energy incentives (e.g., rebates, financing). This site is administered by the CT Energy Efficiency Fund, the Green Bank, DEEP and the gas and electric utilities.
  • Home Energy Solutions (HES) is a program run by Energize CT which offers homeowners a highly-subsidized energy audit of their home. HES audit invariably pay for themselves through lower energy costs.
  • C-PACE (Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy) is an innovative financing program developed and administered by the Green Bank to make clean energy upgrades more affordable and feasible.

State of Connecticut Departments and Agencies Important to Clean Energy Policy

  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
  • The CT Green Bank was formed in 2011 as the first green bank in the nation. It works with private-sector investors to promote attractive, sustainable financing for clean energy projects.
  • The Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) was formed on Earth Day 2015 to work out the details of meeting the State’s goals of reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) by 80% from 2001 levels by 2050. GC3 meetings are constructive, informative and pragmatic.
  • http://www.ct.gov/pura/site/default.asp, amongst other roles, regulates the rates and services of the state’s electric, gas, water and telecommunications utilities.

CT Clean Energy Groups and Organizations

  • Acadia Center is a non-profit focusing on research and advocacy for clean energy. They are an invaluable source of research and policy recommendations for CT. They have an office in Hartford.
  • Beyond Nuclear is an excellent source of information about nuclear energy and arms. A tireless and effective advocate or a world free of both, Beyond Nuclear was co-founded by Lou Friedman, wife of Judi, who led PACE for over forty years.
  • Clean Coalition Based in Palo Alto, CA, Clean Coalition's mission is the promotion of renewable energy and a modern electric grid. Their staff includes not only policy experts but also engineers. They have particular expertise in Community Microgrids.
  • Connecticut Clean Water Action
  • Connecticut Fund for the Environment
  • CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs Formed in 2012, the Roundtable is a diverse collaboration of the Inter-Religious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN) and the CT AFL-CIO. The Roundtable, led by John Humphries, is an effective advocate for clean energy and jobs in the state.
  • Eastern CT Green Action is a network of local groups in Eastern CT devoted to reducing climate change through action at the local and state level.
  • Sierra Club, Connecticut Chapter

CT Green Energy News Archives