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SUMMARY

In planning to deal with the stresses of climate change while meeting local energy needs and next-gen carbon reduction goals, Connecticut’s communities face complex challenges. Some are technical, some are strategic, and some are connected with building consensus on the best way forward.  Some of the challenges are financial.  Fortunately, Connecticut municipalities have access to a host of funding resources to support preparedness for climate change impacts including extreme weather events.   Local government staff, board and commission members all need to understand what it takes to ensure the resiliency of energy systems and infrastructure. 

EASE is a short interactive learning and support program for local Clean Energy Task Forces, staff and elected officials, facilitated by Clean Water Fund with a team of experts on energy, infrastructure, and planning:

  • Donald Watson, FAIA, architect, community planner, FEMA subject matter expert and author, Design for Flooding
  • Robert Sanders, Senior Finance Director, Clean Energy Group
  • Rebecca French, Program Director, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
  • Veronica Szczerkowski, Program Coordinator, Micro-Grid Program, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  
  • Facilitated by Melissa Everett, Ph.D., Energy and Sustainability Program Manager Clean Water Fund CT.

This program will support motivated teams from Connecticut’s local governments in establishing solid frameworks and road maps to guide their planning for energy security and resiliency.  It will not produce complete plans, but clear, technically sound approaches and strategies for engaging the needed partners locally.

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Community Updates

WOODSTOCK’S NEW 1MW SOLAR ARRAY
PROJECTED TO SAVE OVER 2.4 MILLION OVER THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS

Woodstock is currently in the process of installing their 1MW solar array.  The array will be a brownfield installation covering, what once was, their former landfill.  Concrete ballasts will weigh down the panel's framework to prevent any breach of the landfill's membrane... See Press Release

HES COPAY PRICE INCREASE

In the recent approval of the 2016-18 Conservation and Load Management (CL&M) Plan by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), there is good news and not-so-good news... Read More

 

 

Calendar Highlights

FALL GATHERING

HIGHLIGHTS OF CT’s FALL GATHERING of clean energy task forces can be found here in our Knowledge Center’s Program Archives pages. Diane Duva (the Director of Energy Demand at DEEP’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy is pictured here) facilitating the shaping of our state’s energy future.

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Clean Energy Communities Listening Session Letter of Thanks and Follow-up

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