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CT Energy Network’s recent Energy Task Gathering at the EnergizeCT Center in North Haven offered spirited discussions on many topics.  The Agenda covered a dynamic new Energy Efficiency program design, cleaner municipal fleets, renewables, energy-specific financing tools, legislative issues and other initiatives that will help CT meet its ambitious goals around climate change mitigation.  The Network’s 2019 collaborations that are developing under the auspices of the CT Clean Water Fund are particularly focused on scaling up the weatherization of CT's housing stock in under-resourced communities, while reducing carbon pollution and improving public health and safety.

Represented at the Gathering were community leaders from Ashford, Avon, Bloomfield, Brookfield, Canton, Cheshire, East Hampton, Easton, Enfield, Fairfield, Hamden, Madison, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, Newtown, North Haven, Norwalk, Pawcatuck, Portland, Simsbury, Southbury, West Hartford, Westport, Wilton and Windsor.  Among the other groups represented were Middletown’s CHEER team and New Haven’s Neighborhood Housing Services — both of which are advancing residential energy efficiency in ways that are inspired in various ways by the state-wide work of Windsor’s Efficiency For All.  (See the Agenda for more details.)

CT Clean Water Fund especially salutes every volunteer participant who attends our semi-annual Gatherings (this most recent one was our seventh!).  Working together, we are making tremendous contributions  — day in and day out — at the local, regional and state levels.

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Community Updates

CLIMATE CRISIS

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 .

YEAR OF LOCAL ACTION

… 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 info@easternctgreenaction.com and benefit from his convenient digest of important news and environmentally-focused online postings.

 

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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