Connecticut Community Commits to 20% by 2010
On January 3, the Milford, Connecticut Board of Aldermen passed a resolution that requires the town to purchase 20% of its local municipal buildings' energy needs from clean, renewable energy. The resolution, which is supported by Mayor James L. Richetelli, Jr., passed by a unanimous vote.
A task force will look for ways to implement energy efficiency and other cost-saving measures to offset the cost of clean energy. Also, now that the city has committed to the campaign, it can now qualify for the Clean Energy Communities program through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. Under the program, for every 100 residents who purchase clean energy through the electric utility, Milford will qualify for a 2-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system for a municipal building, worth approximately $20,000. The free PV system will help to move the city toward its new goal.
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