Connecticut

Connecticut

Bryan Garcia

Connecticut Lays the Groundwork for Clean Energy

Connecticut has adapted creatively to the call to develop clean energy markets, combining energy efficiency and solar power as it brings in private financing. There is extensive work in progress to strengthen its programs. In this interview, Bryan Garcia, president and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank, outlines the current business environment.

Connecticut Articles

Point Stonington, CT

Point Stonington in Connecticut / JJBers / CC BY 2.0

Connecticut Looks before It Leaps on Offshore Wind

A new player is entering the fold in New England’s burgeoning offshore wind sector. After years of testing the waters, Connecticut has finally jumped into the offshore wind game with a recently passed target of 2,000 megawatts by 2030. On June 4, the state legislature approved a bill establishing the offshore wind mandate, and Governor Ned Lamont signed the legislation later that same week.
External News

Student Fund Managers Fuel Colleges’ Clean Energy Investments

Student-managed funds, including at universities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, are starting to invest more aggressively in renewable energy companies to hedge their portfolios and to gain from market returns.
Solar panels

"100% Campaign" / Renovus Solar / CC BY 2.0

Lessons Learned from Solarize Campaigns in Connecticut

Solarize is a unique community-based program that leverages peers and social networks to encourage residential solar adoption through a group pricing strategy. Solarize campaigns spread the knowledge of solar benefits through social networks and engage strong volunteer leadership (“solar ambassadors”) who are passionate about solar energy.

Connecticut Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 7.00 / 8
Utilities:
Score 15.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 7.50 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
67 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
32 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
28 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
88%

of people in Connecticut support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+4 of the national average)
(est. 2,161,216 of 2,466,129 adults)

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