CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT

Located between New York’s Hudson River Valley and Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, Connecticut is home to 3.5 million people and encompasses 5.5 thousand square miles, making it the third smallest state by area, the 29th most populous, and the fourth most densely populated of the fifty states.

Connecticut’s topography varies from hilly slopes in the northwestern portion of the state to the southeastern coast along the Long Island Sound. Its climate, like many of its Southern New England neighbors, is experiencing shorter and warmer winters, hotter summers, longer and more intense heat waves, rising sea level, and bigger rain storms – all things that show climate change isn’t something that’s coming, it’s something that is here. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Connecticut’s temperatures have increased an average of 3 degrees.

Connecticut’s greatest climate change risks are inextricably intertwined with its 217 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline. Nearly 40 percent of its population lives in 36 coastal communities, all of which now face a dangerous combination of rising water levels and frequent storms.

As sea levels have risen along the Connecticut coastline, the number of tidal flood days have gradually increased overwhelming storm drains. Global sea levels are projected to rise another 1 to 4 feet by 2100 as a result of both past and future emissions from human activities, and even greater increases can be expected along the northeast U.S. coast following historical trends.

Natural gas and nuclear power fueled almost 95% of Connecticut’s utility-scale electricity generation in 2020. Only one nuclear power plant exists in Connecticut, the 2,073-megawatt Millstone nuclear power station. It supplied 38% of Connecticut’s net generation. Connecticut had one remaining coal-fired power plant at the Bridgeport Harbor Station, which contributed less than 0.1% of the state’s net generation in 2020. It closed in 2021. Renewable resources  (primarily solar, biomass and hydroelectric) provided about 5% of Connecticut’s electricity net generation in 2020 with petroleum contributing less than .1%

Connecticut does not have any crude oil reserves and does not produce or refine petroleum. However, a pipeline originating in New Haven delivers refined petroleum products to central Connecticut and terminates in central Massachusetts. About seven-tenths of the petroleum consumed in Connecticut is used in the transportation sector, primarily as motor gasoline. Connecticut does not have any natural gas reserves or production. Nor coal.

The Connecticut legislature has taken multiple steps to combat climate change and global warming. They first passed landmark legislation in 1990 and immediately strengthened it with an Act Concerning Connecticut Global Warming Solutions  requiring the state to reduce emissions by 10 percent (from 1990 emissions) by 2020, as well as mandating an 80 percent reduction (from 2001 emissions) by 2050. Their renewable portfolio standard (RPS), created in 1998,  has been revised several times since then. It now requires that increasing amounts of electricity sold in the state be generated from renewable resources, reaching 40% by 2030. Additionally, in June, 2019, Connecticut’s governor called for 100% carbon-free power by 2040 and almost simultaneously Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)  issued a RFP to solicit proposals to install up to 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind generating capacity by 2030. The state now has two offshore wind projects:  Revolution Wind, developed by Eversource Energy and Orsted, as well as Park City Wind, developed by Vineyard Wind.

The following year, in December, 2020, DEEP published a roadmap to achieve a 100% zero carbon electric sector by 2040.  Six months later, in June, 2021, the governor signed another bill establishing a goal of deploying 1,000MW of energy storage by the end of 2030, making it the eighth state to set an energy storage target.

Later that same month, West Hartford became the first town in Connecticut to commit to 100% clean energy, adopting a new Comprehensive Energy Plan and joining 14 counties, nine states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and more than 180 communities across the United States in that commitment. A month later, Hamden, a town of about 62,000, approved an energy plan to build its first microgrid by 2025.

Connecticut is one of twenty four states, and Puerto Rico, committed to the U.S. Climate Alliance, which is working to implement policies that advance the goals of the Paris Agreement.

CURRENT NEWS

PLANS TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLES

Governor Lamont Signs Key Climate Change And Energy Legislation

05/17/22
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed into law two bills that further demonstrate Connecticut’s commitment to mitigating the impacts of the climate crisis by decarbonizing our electric sector and expanding existing renewable…

STATE OF CONNECTICUT BY HIS EXCELLENCY NED LAMONT EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 21-3

02/02/22
WHEREAS, there is overwhelming and incontrovertible evidence that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are causing climate change, and that according to the Long Island Sound Study and the

CATALYST POWER LAUNCHES CLEANER ENERGY SERVICES FOR CONNECTICUT COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES

01/13/22
Catalyst Power Holdings LLC ("Catalyst Power"), an integrated provider of cleaner energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sector, is launching diversified power services in Connecticut. Catalyst Power provides a range of cleaner energy solutions…

DEEP and City of Meriden Announce Food Scrap Co-Collection Pilot Program For 1,000 Households

01/05/22
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the City of Meriden announced today the launch of “Making Meriden Green,” a first-of-its-kind municipal food scrap co-collection pilot program that will demonstrate how waste…

Buoyed by federal funding, Connecticut makes big investments in transportation and climate projects

12/21/21
The state bond commission on Tuesday approved nearly $840 million to fund transportation system upgrades, including highways, bridges and train stations. It also approved $124 million for downtown redevelopment projects, job creating grants and minority…

Governor Lamont, Congressman Courtney, and Mayor Passero Applaud Final Approval To Proceed in State Pier Redevelopment Project

12/21/21
Governor Ned Lamont, Congressman Joe Courtney, and Mayor Michael Passero today are applauding the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors for issuing a notice to proceed to its construction manager to begin permitted dredging activities…

Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order Directing Connecticut State Agencies To Implement Actions That Reduce Carbon Emissions and Adapt to Climate Crisis

12/16/21
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed an executive order (Executive Order No. 21-3) directing Connecticut executive branch state agencies to take significant actions within their authority to reduce carbon emissions and prepare…

AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY STORAGE.

09/28/21
To (1) create solar energy storage goals, (2) increase the virtual net metering cap, (3) permit ownership of solar power generation facilities by electric distribution companies, and (4) direct the Department of Energy and Environmental…

West Hartford is First Connecticut Town to Commit to 100% Clean Energy

09/12/21
On June 22, 2021, West Hartford adopted a new Comprehensive Energy Plan and joined 14 counties, nine states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and more than 180 communities across the United States in committing to 100%…

Connecticut details incentives, equity goals for energy storage program

07/29/21
Connecticut announced Wednesday that it will offer incentives for residential and business customers to purchase and install energy storage systems as part of an Equitable Modern Grid initiative.

Hamden, Connecticut, Plans Microgrids to Help Meet Energy Goals

07/21/21
Hamden, Connecticut’s city council approved an energy plan that calls for building microgrids, shifting to renewable energy and slashing overall energy use.

In Connecticut, another boost for fuel cell industry reignites subsidy debate

07/19/21
Connecticut’s fuel cell industry scored a win last week when Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law a bill requiring the state’s electric distribution companies to solicit up to 30 megawatts in new fuel cell generation projects by…

Wind power and renewable energy are big growth opportunities for CT

06/28/21
As Connecticut emerges from the pandemic, clean technology can catapult the state’s economy for years to come.

Branford Announces New Solar Initiatives

By Press Release , town of Branford 06/06/21
Utilizing the Connecticut Green Bank's Solar Marketplace Assistance Program (MAP), First Selectman James Cosgrove requested an analysis of all municipal and school buildings to identify ways to achieve energy savings through energy efficient projects and/or…

Preparing for Climate Change in Connecticut

08/30/20
This page provides an overview of the steps Connecticut is taking to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Connecticut Renewable Portfolio Standard

01/10/20
The Connecticut Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a state policy that requires electric providers to obtain a specified percentage or amount of the energy they generate or sell from renewable sources.

State of Connecticut Bill No. 1138

01/10/20
AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S CLEAN ENERGY GOALS

State of Connecticut Executive Order

01/09/20
One of the State of Delaware’s major steps toward creating a better environment was passing the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act in 2005, which was intended to establish a market in Delaware for electricity from…

Building a low carbon future for Connecticut

04/10/19
Achieving a 45% GHG reduction by 2030: Recommendations from the Governor's council on climate change

Hartford Climate Stewardship Initiative Climate Action Plan

04/10/19
The City of Hartford Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council have formally approved Hartford’s first Climate Action Plan!

2018 Comprehensive Energy Strategy

01/01/18
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has prepared an update to the CES to advance the State’s goal to create a cheaper, cleaner, more reliable energy future for Connecticut’s residents and businesses. By statute, DEEP…

KEY RESOURCES

Oregon Solar Panels: Pricing and Incentives

02/02/22
Oregon was one of the earliest adopters of solar power in the country. And despite the state’s reputation for gloomy weather, it ranks among the top half of states for solar energy generation, and it’s…

Connecticut Solar Panels: Pricing and Incentives

01/21/22
Like many states, Connecticut began investing in solar energy decades ago. Currently, the state ranks in the top half of all states for solar generation, with 2.53% of Connecticut’s energy coming from solar power. Solar…

Connecticut State Profile and Energy Estimates

09/23/21
Connecticut is located in southern New England on hilly terrain between New York's Hudson River Valley and Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Although Connecticut does not have any fossil fuel reserves, it does have renewable resources.2…

Energy State Bill Tracking Database

09/10/21
The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.

Environment and Natural Resources State Bill Tracking Database

09/01/21
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks environment and natural resources bills that have been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C.

The First National Flood Risk Assessment

10/06/20
The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.

The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Connecticut

09/19/20
Between 2017 and 2019, Connecticut experienced two severe storms and two winter storms. The damages of these events led to losses of at least $1 billion.

State-by-State: Connecticut

07/31/20
Connecticut is vulnerable to increasing temperatures, floods and droughts, and coastal flooding

Our Focus: Climate Change

03/05/20
We’re working towards a New England powered by affordable, homemade energy, with a thriving economy built on innovation and invention… a New England where our communities are healthy and safe and our environment fortified against…

Connecticut Solar

01/24/20
Connecticut is one of the fastest growing of the smaller states in the solar industry. This success comes after the state launched the Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program to offer property assessed clean…

Connecticut Renewable Energy

01/24/20
Almost half of the electricity produced in Connecticut comes from the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant. This plant has 0 carbon emissions, and produces enough electricity to power 2 million homes. Natural gas accounts for most of…

Renewable Energy

01/24/20
The term renewable energy generally refers to electricity supplied from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, geothermal, hydropower, and various forms of biomass. These energy sources are considered renewable sources because they…

Energize Connecticut

01/24/20
The Energize Connecticut initiative helps you save energy in your Connecticut home or business with rebates, financing and services for energy efficiency and clean energy improvements. Use Connecticut’s Official Rate Board to compare generation supplier…

CT Climate Change

01/24/20
A longtime leader on climate change, Connecticut strives to develop and support forward-thinking climate-related policies and legislation, as well as participate in groundbreaking regional initiatives. Addressing climate change in a meaningful way presents residents, businesses, non-profits,…

Renewable Energy

01/24/20
Renewable energy is a form of clean energy that is provided by natural sources that continuously replenish themselves. Our Energy 101: Renewable Energy pages give an overview of Class I renewable energy sources as updated…

Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resilience Guidebook

05/31/19
The communities in Southeastern Connecticut already exhibit strong regional action in some arenas and have a number of institutional bodies in place to facilitate a regional approach to planning. The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments…

MORE NEWS

Greenskies completes 1-MW solar portfolio for Connecticut town

By Kelsey Misbrener   01/04/22  
Greenskies Clean Focus has completed the installation of four solar energy systems totaling approximately 1-MW in the Town of Killingly, Connecticut. Greenskies worked closely with Titan Energy, a local energy consultancy, to determine the town…

Report Unpacks Influence on CT’s Climate, Energy Policies

By Emily Scott   01/04/22  
Brown University researchers found in Connecticut's efforts to combat climate change, electric and gas utilities spent the most on climate and energy lobbying at the Capitol.

Connecticut has ‘many offshore assets in place’

12/23/21  
A study into opportunities for offshore wind in the US state of Connecticut has concluded that many of the assets required by the industry are already in place, but that other elements should be added…

Key US federal permit at last for $235m Connecticut State Pier offshore wind revamp

By Tim Ferry   12/22/21  
Final approval clears New London port to press ahead with redevelopment to become major manufacturing and marshalling hub

Groups urge bigger targets, more equity as RGGI states consider changes

By Lisa Prevost   12/21/21  
As the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, known as RGGI, undergoes a thorough review by participating states, environmental advocates are demanding more ambitious emission reduction targets and a mandate for equitable distribution of the revenues.

Gardner Falls hydroelectric dam in Buckland gets $217K from USDA

By Domenic Poli  Photo: Paul Franz   12/16/21  
Work got underway at the Gardner Falls hydroelectric plant last month as the facility’s owner learned it would receive a six-figure grant to replace the equipment that safely interconnects the generator to the power grid.

Climate change arrives in Connecticut, imperiling coastal towns like Groton

By Eliza Fawcett and Alex Putterman  Photo: Mark Mirko , MCT   11/13/21  
Along the banks of the Mystic River in Groton, Zell Steever points to landmarks he doesn’t expect to survive climate change.
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Climate Change Is Killing Trees And Causing Power Outages

By Julia Simon  Photo: Julia Simon , NPR   09/21/21  
On a hill in Oakland, Calif., Igor Lacan looks out from under his Stetson hat at the neighborhood below and begins listing trees.

West Hartford Town Council urges state to adopt climate change initiative

By Michael Walsh  Photo: Christian Abraham , Hearst Connecticut Media   09/17/21  
The town council is urging the Connecticut General Assembly to adopt legislation that would implement the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program.

Nature Conservancy Calls On State To Pass Climate Initiative

09/15/21  
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released its latest greenhouse gas reduction progress report, which tracks the state's performance in meeting goals to address climate change.

Group calls on state lawmakers to do more to curb climate change

By Ayah Galal and Rob Polansky   09/15/21  
Members of a group called Save the Sound and other supporters want transportation and climate change initiative legislation to be discussed in a special session.

Connecticut Coastal Research Shows Extreme Weather A Bigger Climate Change Threat Than Sea Rise

By Brian Scott Smith  Photo: Brian-Scott Smith , Wshu public radio   09/13/21  
New research from Eastern Connecticut State University shows that extreme storms will cause more coastal erosion than sea-level rise.

Tie Vote Deals Surprise Setback to North Stonington Solar Project

By Brendon Crowley   09/09/21  
A proposed solar project in North Stonington that has been through months of adjustments to accommodate wetlands on its site was rejected by the Connecticut Siting Council by a 3-3 vote on Thursday.

New state report shows Connecticut is ‘heading in the wrong direction’ on climate change

By News 12 Staff   09/08/21  
Researchers say more severe storms like Ida are possible if we don't cut greenhouse gases, but a new state report says Connecticut is going the wrong direction. And state lawmakers are gearing up for a…

Climate change a big factor to Ida’s severity in CT, experts say

By Raga Justin  Photo: Carol Kaliff , Hearst Connecticut Media   09/07/21  
As Connecticut recovers from historic flooding caused by the remnants of tropical depression Ida, climate scientists warn that severe weather patterns may become a more common occurrence in the future.

Report: CT not meeting emissions goals; Transportation to blame

By Jan Ellen Spiegel   09/07/21  
Connecticut is not on track to meet the greenhouse gas emission goals set by the legislature — and transportation emissions are the main culprit.

Connecticut infrastructure, overwhelmed by Ida, wasn’t designed for increasingly intense storms, officials say on tour of damage

By Don Stacom and Jesse Leavenworth  Photo: Dana Briere , Sparrow Drone Arial Service   09/03/21  
At the site of a washed-out railroad bank in Redding Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont and other state officials said building resilience against drenching storms like Hurricane Ida is a priority, but the long-term outlook is…

Should We Stay or Should We Go? Shoreline Homes and Rising Sea Levels in Connecticut

By Anna Zarra Aldrich   06/18/21  
As global temperatures rise, so does the sea level. Experts predict it could rise as much as 20 inches by 2050, putting coastal communities, including those in Connecticut, in jeopardy.

North Stonington Solar Project Attempts Balance of Environmental Priorities

By Brendan Crowley   06/14/21  
What started off years ago as a relatively uncontroversial proposal to turn an abandoned gravel quarry located in North Stonington into a 9.9 megawatt solar project, has shifted to a plan to  clearcut 44 acres…

Connecticut neighborhood pushes back against planned fuel cell power plant

By Lisa Prevost  Photo: LennyDotCom , Creative Commons   06/14/21  
A proposal to site a 9.66-megawatt fuel cell power plant in the South End of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is drawing fire from residents who say the neighborhood already hosts more than its share of industrial facilities.

Climate Change, Recycling, PFAS Lead Environment Measures

By Kate Williams   06/14/21  
There is no doubt that the world is facing a climate emergency. The polarized state our society is currently in may be causing people to question the crisis or avoid addressing it entirely, but the…

Climate Change, Recycling, PFAS Lead Environment Measures

06/10/21  
The 2021 legislative session focused on a series of emerging environmental issues, including recycling, waste management, and PFAS.

Our Love of Living Near Water Persists Despite the Dangers

By Mark Ellwood  Photo: Christopher Capozziello   06/09/21  
When Jaqui Lividini saw the house, she was instantly smitten: A cottage built in 1901, it was one of just three on the peninsula of Haycock Point on Long Island Sound in Connecticut, just east…

Ørsted and Eversource Partner with Mystic Aquarium in Support of Wind Energy

06/09/21  
This new partnership reflects Ørsted and Eversource's commitment to delivering clean, renewable energy to Connecticut, while also working to support local communities throughout the state.

It looks like CT’s Transportation Climate Initiative bill is dead. Now what?

By Jan Ellen Spiegel   06/09/21  
There was no shortage of irony in the timing of Friday’s declaration by Gov. Ned Lamont that the Transportation and Climate Initiative, otherwise known as TCI, would no longer be included in his budget proposal.

Connecticut legislators approve 1 GW energy storage target for the end of 2030

By Jason Plautz   06/08/21  
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, D, is set to sign a bill that would establish a goal of deploying 1,000 MW of energy storage by the end of 2030, making it the eighth state to set an…

Connecticut climate suit against Exxon sent back to state court

By Sebastien Malo  Photo: Sergio Moraes , Reuters   06/05/21  
 A federal judge in New Haven, Connecticut, has granted the state's bid to send back from federal to state court its lawsuit accusing oil major Exxon Mobil Corp of misleading the public over the impacts…

Local Farmers Are Adapting Amid Climate Change

By Kaitlyn McGrath   05/20/21  
"Farmers are used to changes in weather but in my personal experience I've seen more and more sudden shifts in even the past few years," said Rodger Phillips, who owns Sub Edge Farm in Farmington…

Hurricane Sandy was much worse because of climate change, study finds

By Justine Calma  Photo: Robert Nickelsberg , Getty Images   05/18/21  
Just a few inches of human-driven sea level rise contributed to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation of the Northeastern US in 2012. Tens of thousands more people were affected, and more than $8 billion in damages incurred…

Biden just paved the way for America’s largest offshore wind farm

By AJ Dellinger  Photo by Kirsten Warner   03/09/21  
Martha's Vineyard attracts plenty of windbags, but few of them actually contribute anything of value. That is about to change. On Monday, the

CT company’s large offshore wind farm moves one step closer to Martha’s Vineyard coast

By Alexander Soule   03/09/21  
Federal regulators signed off on an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind turbine farm, which would be the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S.

Solar Energy Produces A Bright Future For Newtown

By Alissa Silber   03/08/21  
For more than 15 years, the Town of Newtown has been actively working to generate and receive more of its electricity through solar-powered technology.

Connecticut solar developers enlist sheep to cut grass and ease tensions

By Lisa Prevost  Photo by Antalexion   03/03/21  
The petition before the regulators last week concerned a proposed 4.99-megawatt solar project on a tobacco farm in East Windsor. But many of the councilors’ questions for developer Greenskies Clean Energy had little to do with the…

State approves East Windsor solar farm, largest in the Northeast

By Jesse Leavenworth   03/01/21  
The Connecticut Siting Council has approved the largest solar development in the Northeastern U.S., a 120-megawatt project covering 485 acres.

Food Waste Is Playing A Large Role In The Connecticut Waste Crisis

By Kaitlyn McGrath   02/26/21  
With the MIRA trash facility in Hartford set to shut down in 2022, the state of Connecticut is facing a waste crisis.

Governor Lamont Announces Host Community Agreement Signed by New London and Ørsted/Eversource Joint Venture

02/26/21  
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the City of New London and the Ørsted/Eversource Joint Venture have signed a Host Community Agreement (HCA) to facilitate the redevelopment of State Pier into a modern, heavy-lift facility…

Lamont administration lays out legislative agenda on climate change

By Erica Moser   02/17/21  
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes and Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday laid out the administration's climate change agenda, discussing the three pieces of climate legislation the governor has submitted and saying…

West Hartford Touting 100 Percent Renewable Energy Use

By Chris Dehnel  Photo by Tim Jensen   02/12/21  
West Hartford's municipal electricity use for the 2019-20 fiscal year was "officially 100 percent renewable," Mayor Shari Cantor announced this week.

Report: Connecticut ranked 13th in encouraging electric vehicle use

By Luther Turmelle  Photo by David Zalubowsky   02/03/21  
A report released Wednesday ranks Connecticut 13th in the country in encouraging consumers to buy electric vehicles.

Eyeing Obstacles, Dykes Offers Optimism for State’s Green Energy Goals

By Brendan Crowley   02/03/21  
“This goal of 100 percent, zero emissions resources is achievable, it’s feasible, and we’re already well on our way,” Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes told CT Examiner in a recent interview.…

‘Green’ Great Hill Community Cottages Underway In Guilford

By Ellyn Santlago   01/29/21  
Green Planet Company has its first house underway, out of 10 total, in the up-and-coming Great Hill Community Cottages neighborhood.

CT Compost Alliance To Increase Composting Efforts In Connecticut

01/29/21  
The CT Compost Alliance, a newly formed group of compost enthusiasts representing a variety of stakeholder organizations, has shared a series of resources, including recorded webinars, videos, and a new listserv to ensure that current…

Tong Outlines State and Federal Approaches to Connecticut’s Climate Goals

By Brendan Crowley   01/21/21  
Speaking virtually to an audience of UConn law and environmental science students on Thursday, state Attorney General William Tong extolled the virtues of federalism — despite challenges of federal government — as a means to…

Lamont: ‘I don’t want to build Killingly’ Energy Center

By Jan Ellen Spiegel   01/19/21  
Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday said the words out loud more straightforward than he ever has: “I don’t want to build Killingly.”

Connecticut regulators want to pay utility customers to sync storage with demand

By Lisa Prevost  Photo: Dennis Schroeder / NREL   01/15/21  
It’s a conservation deal that involves more than 2,000 acres in the Connecticut River Valley. The land is owned by WD Cowls, a family run forestry service that’s been here since before the Revolutionary War.…

Gov. Lamont’s Council on Climate Change meets to discuss Phase 1 of recommendations

01/15/21  
The purpose of the meeting is to present a final recommendations report for taking action on climate change and building a more resilient Connecticut for all.

Connecticut plan lays out options for reaching zero-carbon power by 2040

By Lisa Prevost   01/13/21  
Getting Connecticut to a zero-carbon electric supply is attainable by 2040, but it will require significant regional reforms, according to a new assessment of the state’s future energy needs.

Food could hold the key to fixing the state’s waste disposal problems

By Jan Ellen Spiegel  Photo by Yehyun Kim   01/11/21  
Food waste is a fact of life. Also a fact is that it’s smelly, wet and heavy. It makes a mess out of the rest of the trash and is generally nasty.

North Amherst company to continue maintaining forest in Hampshire, Franklin counties

By Kate Wilkinson   01/06/21  
It’s a conservation deal that involves more than 2,000 acres in the Connecticut River Valley. The land is owned by WD Cowls, a family run forestry service that’s been here since before the Revolutionary War.…

States & Cities Are Driving Climate & Clean Energy Progress

By Kit Kennedy   01/06/21  
And despite the continual crises and President Trump’s desperate efforts to turn back the clock on climate and clean energy in the United States, states, cities, and communities continued to demand and lead the fight…