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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April 23, 2019

Earth Month is a good time to share what we’re doing together to protect the planet, startingin Connecticut.

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December 10, 2018

Last year, the General Assembly voted to divert $175 million dollars from the Connecticut Green Bank, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Conservation and Load Management and Clean Energy Funds to plug a budget hole.

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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.