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ConnecticutConnecticut currently gets less than 5% of its electricity from renewable sources, but it’s not for lack of trying.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, December 2013
http://1.usa.gov/18OrbGr
The state features an array of innovative clean energy programs and pro-renewable policies. And although there is no “low-hanging fruit” for the state’s renewable energy industry,2
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2012
http://1.usa.gov/1zaqYYE
Connecticut is still poised to foster a booming clean energy economy in the years to come.

Connecticut was one of the pioneers of the “Solarize” program, in which residents can reduce the cost of rooftop solar installations if enough of their neighbors also agree to install solar on their homes. The program has already reached nearly 60 communities.3
Source:
Solarize CT
http://bit.ly/1Bcwwy6
Connecticut is also home to the first Green Bank in the nation, and it has established PACE financing for energy efficiency and distributed renewables.4
Source:
Energize Connecticut
http://bit.ly/1MR3NHo
 On top of all that, Connecticut has a renewable portfolio standard that expects the state to get 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020.5
Source:
DSIRE, February 2015
http://bit.ly/1OeC3y4


Despite the current lack of utility-scale renewable projects, Connecticut does have a thriving energy efficiency industry. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ranked the state 6th in the nation for pro-efficiency policies,6
Source:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
http://bit.ly/1FeGma0
and its energy efficiency programs have reduced retail sales of electricity by 1% in each of the last two years.7
Source:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
http://bit.ly/1xmBrkX

Learn more about energy in Connecticut with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  Apr 23, 2015  |    Acadia Center, April 2015

  Oct 08, 2013  |    Portland Press Herald


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