Let's not miss this clean energy opportunity in CT

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Every three years, Connecticut examines and adjusts our energy policy to make sure it is serving our best interests.  But the draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) for 2018-20, released in July, misses too many opportunities. 

Join Clean Water Action in calling for a stronger CES, one that includes a specific road map to a renewable future. 

Here are just two of the opportunities we cannot afford to miss. 

  1. The CES strengthens the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard – the amount of utility power that must be provided by renewables – but only up to 30% by 2030.  Neighboring states like New York are going for 40% by then. We can too. 
  2. The CES focuses on large scale renewables, failing to embrace mid-scale clean energy that can generate more Connecticut jobs and a more resilient grid. It actually proposes maximum levels of rooftop solar that can be installed on our homes. And it misses the opportunity to show commitment to Community Shared Solar – a must for fair access to the benefits of solar.  The CES should remove limits on rooftop solar and commit to activating a full-scale shared solar program by the end of the 3-year period. 

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