CT towns honored for energy efficiency efforts

CT towns honored for energy efficiency efforts

By Associated Press Published: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 5:03 am

Photo courtesy: MGNonline
Photo courtesy: MGNonline

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-three Connecticut communities are being recognized for their efforts to improve energy efficiency at municipal buildings.

The municipalities are earning their “Bright Idea Grant” through the Clean Energy Communities program. The initiative offers grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to fund energy-saving project selected by the community.

To date, a total of 92 cities and towns are participating in the program. Each has signed a pledge to reduce municipal building energy consumption by 20 percent by 2018 and to voluntarily buy 20 percent of their municipal electric needs from renewable sources by 2018.

State and local officials, as well as representatives from Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating, are scheduled to be on hand for the recognition event Monday at the state Capitol.

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