Trumbull recognized at Clean Energy Communities awards ceremony
More than 145 Connecticut municipalities were honored Wednesday, Oct. 14, for their participation in the nationally-recognized Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy. Among the honorees was the Town of Trumbull being celebrated as a silver recipient.
The ceremony was highlighted by keynote speaker Lynne Hamjian, the deputy director of the office of ecosystem protection for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) New England. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee was also in attendance to congratulate the participants. David McHale from Eversource, Patrick McDonnell from The United Illuminating Company and Bryan Garcia from the Connecticut Green Bank were there as well to honor these outstanding communities.
How did Trumbull earn their award?
- First Selectman led by example when participating in Home Energy Solutions
- Trumbull student placed in 2015 eesmarts student contest
- 1,452 (11%) homes have participated in residential programs
- 167 (17%) business and municipal energy-saving projects have been completed
- Earned three rewards on renewable track; installed a solar PV system at Agriscience Biotechnology Center
- Trumbull is a C-PACE and Solarize CT Community
Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.
For more information on the Clean Energy Communities program, visit EnergizeCT.com/communities.