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Interviews, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

A Zondits Interview: Tunxis Community College Offers Energy Management Program

6 Sep , 2018  

Ali Jackman, ERS for Zondits, September 6, 2018 Zondits recently sat down with Eric Gribin, Program Coordinator of the Energy Management Program at Tunxis Community College, to discuss how their program is shaping the clean energy workforce of the future. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Energy Management is a unique two-year workforce training […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Connecticut Feels the Results of Energy Fund Raid

30 Mar , 2018  

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State Report: Budget Raid On Energy Funds Hurting Connecticut Economy Written by Gregory B. Hladky, www.courant.com, March 30, 2018 Lawmakers’ deficit-driven decision to “sweep up” $127 million in energy efficiency program funds will trigger far larger economic losses, according to a state board created to monitor Connecticut’s efforts to cut energy use. The Connecticut Energy Efficiency […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Money Proves an Obstacle in Restoring Energy Efficiency Projects

27 Feb , 2018  

Money economy economics

Lawmakers Want To Restore Energy Efficiency Funds, But Don’t Know Where To Find The Money Hartford Courant, February 13, 2018 Connecticut energy contractors and a bipartisan group of lawmakers called Tuesday for restoration of $175 million in state energy efficiency program funding that was taken by the General Assembly to help solve a massive budget deficit. But the same […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Stamford’s Large-Scale Energy Efficiency Plan

20 Jun , 2016  

Stamford to launch state’s first massive energy-efficiency plan Stamford Advocate, June 14, 2016 The city will become the first in the state to launch a large-scale energy-efficiency plan that officials estimate could save as much as $1 million a year. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Mayor David Martin on Tuesday at the Government Center to announce […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Energize Connecticut Receives Boost in Support

4 Oct , 2015  

Connecticut utilities detail energy savings spending plan New Haven Register, October 4, 2015. Image credit: tpsdave The plan produced by the utilities proposed to spend $250 million annually on energy saving efforts every year between now and the end of 2018. That’s a $20 million a year increase compared to what is currently being spent annually, […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Connecticut’s Home Energy Score Helps Home Buyers

9 Jul , 2015  

Gita Subramony for Zondits, July 9, 2015. Image credit: moerschy Connecticut recently introduced a new energy labeling program for homes. Using the US Department of Energy’s program, the Constitution State will employ an energy scorecard to help home buyers and owners evaluate homes based on efficiency. The state hopes to have this data accessible through real […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Facing Higher Electricity Rates, Connecticut Residents Seek Clean Energy

26 Nov , 2014  

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A year ago, Charles Epstein called a company to come and change all the light bulbs in his Cromwell home. Workers caulked his drafty windows and sealed leaky door jams. It helped, but only so much. Epstein, in his late 60s, kept in the back of his mind that solar panels could be his next move.

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Finance, Markets & Business

Clean Power Plan Stimulates EE Financing Programs

19 Nov , 2014  

Whether it’s financially doable may depend on where you live, of course. Clean energy financing in the United States is a hodgepodge of public and private-sector programs that vary considerably across, and within, state boundaries.

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Connecticut Showcase Home Designed for Residential Efficiency

14 Nov , 2014  

It doesn’t look like the home of the future on the outside – no quirky, futuristic “Jetsons”-style accoutrements. But the Connecticut Showcase Home, at the entrance of The Reserve at Farm View development in Norwich, is designed to offer forward-looking energy savings along with a gracious, classical exterior.

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

100+ Connecticut Municipalities Join Clean Energy Communities

15 Oct , 2014  

The towns of Bolton, Colchester, Hebron, Marlborough, Morris, New Hartford and Vernon have joined more than 100 other Connecticut cities and towns in a pledge to increase energy efficiency and support renewable energy by joining the Clean Energy Communities program.

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