Connecticut News

The following news clips highlight Connecticut involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

April 9, 2014

Energy Department Invests $3 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Market

The Energy Department awarded more than $3 million to Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy for a project that could increase U.S. competitiveness in the fuel cell market. More

November 13, 2013

Massachusetts Ranked Most Energy-Efficient State: ACEEE

For the third year in a row, Massachusetts topped the annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. More

October 30, 2013

Eight States Plan for 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2025

Governors from eight states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont—announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years. More

October 28, 2013

Connecticut Launches Solar Energy Web Portal for Homeowners

The Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority of Connecticut launched the GoSolarCT web portal and campaign, designed to build awareness for homeowners seeking to “go solar” by installing photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems. More

October 23, 2013

Connecticut Launches Energy Upgrade for State Buildings

Connecticut Valley Hospital will receive $30 million as the first state project selected for major infrastructure upgrades under a new program that allows Connecticut state agencies and municipalities to enter into performance contracting agreements with energy service companies. More

July 11, 2013

Connecticut Governor Signs Energy Implementation Plan

The Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy decouples utility profits from reduced sales from energy efficiency programs and customer-sited generation from renewable energy systems, extends ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs to gas distribution companies, and ramps up the state’s investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. More

April 10, 2013

New Database Shows Benefits of Energy Efficiency Programs

The Energy Department recognized a new publicly available database that offers federal, state, and local decision-makers information documenting the results of energy-efficiency programs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. More

March 26, 2013

Connecticut Saved $53 Million in 2012 Energy Costs: Report

Connecticut businesses and residents saved $53.8 million in energy costs and avoided more than 200,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2012, according to an annual report from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board. More

October 18, 2012

Connecticut Colleges Sharing $1 Million Energy Efficiency Loan

Connecticut's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) recently announced it is lending $1 million to advance energy efficiency and promote cleaner energy the state's independent colleges. More

October 17, 2012

Massachusetts Again Tops State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts topped the list of energy efficient states for the second year, according to a report released by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. More

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