News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Solar Jobs Grew 62% in 2013

Connecticut's solar power industry grew 62% and added 420 new jobs in 2013 according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by the Solar Foundation.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislature's Regulation Review Committee Extends Wind Power Ban

The Connecticut General Assembly's Regulation Review Committee for the fourth time since 2012 blocked CT Siting Council Regulations that would have ended the state's ban on new wind power projects.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislative Committee Blocks Wind Power – Again

Today, the legislature's regulation review committee voted to extend Connecticut's wind power moratorium by blocking regulations governing siting of wind turbines. This same committee has voted to extend the wind power moratorium repeatedly over the past year, blocking renewable energy jobs, and a renewable energy future, for Connecticut.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Back To The Future: State Budget Raids Ratepayer Clean Energy Funds – Again

Hartford, CT – “In the words of Yogi Berra, it's 'déjà vu all over again' at the state capitol this year. Once again the legislature is resorting to a budget-balancing gimmick used repeatedly in previous years that hurts electric ratepayers, kills jobs, and harms our environment.

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217 Atlantic Coast Environmental Groups and Other Stakeholders Unite Behind Atlantic Offshore Wind

Today, 217 environmentalists, conservationists, clean energy advocates, businesses, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast are united in calling for bold action to accelerate the development of offshore wind. In Connecticut, ten offshore wind proponents joined Environment Connecticut, including the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Senators Doyle and Meyer, Clean Water Action of Connecticut, and several other environmental groups and elected officials. The coalition released a letter to the Obama Administration to show strong support for progress made to date and to urge continued leadership to ensure we see several wind farms spinning off our coasts within the next few years.

Report | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

Building a Better America

We can save money and help solve global warming by reducing the amount of energy we use, including in the buildings where we live and work every day. More than 40 percent of our energy — and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world — goes toward powering America’s buildings.  But today’s high-efficiency homes and buildings prove that we have the technology and skills to drastically improve the efficiency of our buildings while simultaneously improving their comfort and affordability.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Connecticut Families $670 Annually

Connecticut families could save $670 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Connecticut. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Connecticut’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 28 percent—the equivalent of taking 3.9 million cars off the road.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 1.5 Million Connecticut Residents

The drinking water for 1.5 million people in Connecticut could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.

Report | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

Too Close To Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water

According to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1.5 million Connecticut residents drink water from sources within 50 miles of nuclear power plants. 

News Release | Environment Connecticut

President Obama Ramps up Effort to Upgrade Buildings to Save Energy and Reduce Pollution

President Obama, joined by former President Clinton and business leaders, today announced the next steps in the Better Buildings Initiative to unleash private sector investments in energy efficiency improvements for our nation’s buildings.

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