Clean Energy in the Nutmeg State

Fighting for a clean energy future in Connecticut, to protect our health, reinvest in our communities, and reduce climate-changing pollution.

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Meet the Connecticut Team

“We believe that the challenges of reaching 2050 goals — and interim targets along the way — will require fresh thinking, ambitious action, and a new level of leadership…Connecticut’s next-generation climate change response must be integrated and must transcend government’s ordinary role by engaging citizens, business and institutions as full partners.”

Advocates & Legislators Stand Together in Opposition to Deep Cuts to Clean Energy Programs in 2018-2019 Connecticut Budget

“Instead of raiding the funds that support clean energy and energy-efficiency in our state, we should be leading by example to aggressively scale up energy savings on the state’s own buildings, which spend an estimated $200 million per year on energy.  These cuts are short- sighted and will do lasting economic damage.” — Melissa Everett, Ph.D., CT Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Clean Water Action.

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Empowering Clean Energy Communities

Connecticut has a great way to connect skilled volunteers and residents to local energy planning and policy efforts: the Clean Energy Task Force. There are more than 60 task forces across the state.

From We All Live Downstream

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June 18, 2018

It takes a lot to build momentum and political will against big utilities and corporate interests but that’s what happened this legislative session thanks to the power of Clean Water Action. Our coordinated campaign, together with other allies, helped pass policies for bold climate action and expanded renewable energy.

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May 17, 2018

In the final days before the end of the 2018 session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Senate Bill 9 and Senate Bill 7, two bills that we mobilized to support.

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October 24, 2017

It's clear that there’s a need for fresh thinking about the politics of energy in Connecticut.