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Easton, Stratford, Wilton Honored for Clean Energy Efforts

May 17, 2011 01:00PM

The towns of Easton, Stratford and Wilton are among the Connecticut municipalities, businesses and institutions honored by the state’s Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) for their commitment to building a greener Connecticut. The awards recognize outstanding commitments to and investments in clean energy. These municipalities have committed to purchasing 20% clean energy for their municipal facilities by 2010, made a municipal clean energy purchase, and achieved at least 100 signups to the CTCleanEnergyOptionsSM program. As a result of their commitment to clean energy, each has earned at least 1 kilowatt of solar PV from the CCEF. Through the efforts of these and many other community leaders, over 21,000 residents, businesses and institutions have signed up for the clean energy option, 88 municipalities have committed to purchasing 20 percent clean energy by 2010, and 39 communities have taken additional steps to become Clean Energy Communities. CCEF was created by the Connecticut General Assembly and is funded by the electric ratepayers. CCEF’s mission is to promote, develop and invest in clean energy sources for the benefit of Connecticut’s ratepayers in order to strengthen Connecticut’s economy, protect community health, improve the environment, and promote a secure energy supply for the state. CCEF is administered by Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public authority.

For more information on CCEF, please visit www.ctcleanenergy.com.

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