~ A network of Clean Energy Task Force leaders
~ A peer support system for clean energy and sustainability innovation in Connecticut’s communities
~ A vibrant communication channel to help you stay on top of the fast-moving energy and sustainability scene
~ An expeditionary force to explore new approaches to governance and partnership for greener, more vibrant communities
Created by Clean Water Fund’s Connecticut Energy and Sustainability Program in 2013 to build the capacity of the state’s Clean Energy Task Forces, we work today to help those groups scale up local clean energy innovation and advance sustainability in all its dimensions. We provide a peer to peer support system for sharing resources and best practices through forums, conference calls and webinars, 1:1 assistance and this website...
Connecticut is ranked sixth nationwide for energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and has a supercharged home solar market, so we are on the right track! Behind our progress is EnergizeCT — a collaborative program of the state’s Energy Efficiency Board, the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and the CT Green Bank — which is implemented by the state's two major electric utilities...
Connecticut currently gets around 4% of its energy from renewable sources. This includes utility scale hydroelectric plants and bio-fuel, as well as the first utility scale solar power which came online in 2014. The state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard - a policy goal - calls for 23% by 2020.
“When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse.”