A message from Roger Smith, New England Energy Program Director
Connecticut’s 2012 legislative session ended on May 9th without action to continue heating oil conservation programs. Despite strong support from the public, home energy contractors, environmental and consumer groups, and businesses, unrelated political disputes kept heating oil legislation from being voted on.
As a result, on May 18th CL&P joined UI in no longer offering rebates to oil customers for insulation and windows. CL&P announced a hard deadline of June 22nd after which oil and propane customers can no longer sign up for Home Energy Solutions. We need you to join us today to help us save conservation programs for oil heat customers! Take action today.
With heating oil prices near $4 per gallon, we need to ensure oil customers can participate in the Home Energy Solutions program, as well as receive rebates and low-interest loans for energy saving improvements like insulation. There is a legislative fix to ensure that oil customers can benefit from any contributions they make to the Efficiency Fund on their electric bills, and that fix will keep the programs going.
We have one last chance to make this happen. There is an upcoming “special session” on June 12th regarding the state budget and jobs. We need you to contact your legislators and key legislative leaders to ensure that fixing heating oil conservation is part of the deal!
Thanks for your continued support,
New England Energy Program Director, Clean Water Action
645 Farmington Ave, Hartford CT 06105
(p) 860-232-6232 (f) 860-232-6334
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The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Celebrates Fairfield Solar System Installations
WHAT: Please join the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) for a dedication ceremony celebrating the installation of solar photovoltaic systems at Fairfield’s Tomlinson Middle School and Roger Ludlowe Middle School.
WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 3:30 P.M.
WHERE: Library Media Center
Tomlinson Middle School
200 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
WHO: Speakers expected to participate in the dedication ceremony include:
• Mike Tetreau, First Selectman, Town of Fairfield
• Connee Dawson, Principal, Tomlinson Middle School, Fairfield
• Glenn Mackno, Principal, Roger Ludlowe Middle School
• Greg Hatzis, Principal, Fairfield Woods Middle School
• Larry Kaley, Chair, Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force
• Rachel Oxman, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Sunlight Solar
• Bob Wall, Director, Marketing and Outreach, CEFIA
OF NOTE: The 6 kW solar photovoltaic system installed at Tomlinson Middle School and 7 kW solar photovoltaic system installed at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, were earned through Fairfield’s participation in the Clean Energy Communities program. CEFIA funded the total cost of the installation of the two photovoltaic systems for $75,847.00.
With over 800 signups to the CTCleanEnergyOptions program and over 40 installed clean energy systems, Fairfield has maintained a position amongst the leaders in the Clean Energy Communities program and earned three solar photovoltaic systems as a result.
With the addition of the solar photovoltaic systems at Tomlinson Middle School and Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield now has solar energy at each of the town’s three middle schools. The newest systems join a 2 kW system, previously installed through the Clean Energy Communities program, at Fairfield Woods Middle School.