SedumBCB-copy.jpg

Our semi-annual Gathering at the EnergizeCT Center signified another big step forward in CT’s smart energy planning.  We thank and salute our state-level partners and the amazing energy task force volunteers alike from these organizations, cities and towns:  Ashford, Bethany, Brookfield, Canton, CT Farm Energy, CT Green Bank, CT Roundtable on Climate & Jobs, Cornwall, Enfield, Eversource/CEC, Fairfield, Hamden, Hartford, Madison, Mansfield/Storrs, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Simsbury, Southbury, Stafford, West Hartford, Westport and Wilton.

And we thank Joel, Alysse and other staffers at the Center for accommodating us so graciously!

Our Agenda was jam-packed; see links below for pertinent downloadable materials.  Highlights include:

• The 100% Renewables working group’s progress report and its one-pager, as developed by mostly Simsbury and West Hartford task force members.  See also this inspiring video of Simsbury’s Feb. 2017 Board of Selectmen meeting when the 100PercentCT resolution was approved: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QmO2X6yGKQ&feature=youtu.be

• CT Roundtable on Climate & Jobs report on the state’s Lead By Example program, which is addressing CT’s budget shortfall with green job creation and energy cost-cutting with the phase-out of fossil fuels;

• Presentations from Hartford and New Haven on major new city planning around sustainability.  Hartford’s new zoning regs and New Haven’s climate action goals are exemplary.  We encourage community leaders across the state to review these materials and follow suit as municipal planning opportunities arise.

We will post additional exemplary material pertaining to towns’ revisions of their Plans of Conservation & Development (POCDs) on this web site soon.  The material will further demonstrate how sustainability is getting infused into municipal planning.

 

 

Resources

 

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.

Click to view

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

Click to view