Encourage your Task Force to host a briefing by Clean Water Action in conjunction with CT Fund for the Environment, Acadia Center and Environment CT.  We have visited Portland, West Hartford and Mansfield. Is your town next?


I'd like to invite you to come hang out with us to share some light refreshments and discussion of a plan to get Connecticut to turn the corner towards implementing a “shared renewables” policy.  Most of us on Portland's Clean Energy Task Force have solar and we can't for the life of us figure out why a process is not in place to help everyone in CT 'buy in' to renewable installations. 

In Connecticut, the legislature has taken small steps forward, but to date has only approved a pair of two-year pilot projects.  Meanwhile, MA and NY sprint ahead!  Good for them, um... why not us? 

Portland Clean Energy Task Force member John Rooney and his wife Myrna have graciously offered to host on Saturday, January 16 at 2pm at their home at 20 Bell Court in Portland.

We have speakers lined up from Clean Water Action, Environment Connecticut, Acadia Center and Connecticut Fund for the Environment.  Our guests will outline a shared renewables strategy.  It'd be great to have you and anyone from your team who can make it.


Andy Bauer, 
Portland Clean Energy



Community Updates


For those concerned about the climate crisis…

Small info cards, about 3”x4”, are available in quantities of 100 and more; if interested, please contact Patrice Gillespie .


… 2018 has been named the Year of Local Action. And the Eastern CT Green Action group is leading the way. ECGA was formed by several people from towns in eastern Connecticut. Initially most people were from Mansfield; as of now, people from Andover, Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Hampton, Lebanon, Pomfret, Scotland, Tolland, Willington and Windham are members.

With the publication of his excellent weekly newsletter CT Green News, ECGA co-founder Peter Millman is helping us Nutmeggers stay up to date on issues, events and opportunities for concerned citizens to connect with their elected officials. He has published over 50 editions of his newsletter, and would love to broaden his every Friday distribution. Just contact Peter via and benefit from his convenient digest of important news and environmentally-focused online postings.


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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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