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Time for 100%!
Working Together for 100% Renewable Energy in Connecticut
Thursday, November 8
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
224 EcoSpace
224 Farmington Ave., Hartford
Tickets: $25; Students $10 includes lunch






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Wind power has come of age
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Advocation clean energy
Showcasing the potential of energy efficiency and clean energy
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Replacing nuclear
Educating consumers about cutting edge technology






Events
  • Working Together for 100% Renewable Energy in Connecticut
    Thursday, November 8
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    224 EcoSpace
    224 Farmington Ave.
    Hartford
    People's Action for Clean Energy (PACE) invites you to a hands-on workshop to accelerate Connecticut's transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. The event features a keynote address from Mark Z. Jacobson, Director of the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University.
    Order Tickets
    $25; Students $10 includes lunch

News
  • Analysis: US East Coast could build nearly 9 GW of offshore wind capacity over next decade S&P Global - "The New York Energy Research and Development Authority estimated a typical residential customer's bill would rise by less than 76 cents/month for the first 400 MW of developed capacity."
  • Amid closures, CT sees a wave of new power plants Hartford Business Journal - "This is the first major building boom for power plants we're seeing in about 10 to 15 years." And most are natural gas plants.
  • Simsbury Settles With Deepwater Wind On Solar Project Hartford Courant - A real win for clean energy and good faith negotiations. Here is an interesting side note. In the tristate purchasing RFP, Connecticut's energy officials rejected the Simsbury project because they believed the electricity it would produce was too expensive. Massachusetts and Rhode Island officials disagreed and approved the project. Who is evaluating cost correctly, CT...or MA and RI?
  • Electric vehicle market growing, but fed attitude complicates picture Westfair Communications - "“This is a decision to ignore all of the warnings on air quality and on greenhouse gas emissions and say to Connecticut, and other states who are struggling to address air pollution, 'screw you'," [said] Rob Klee, commissioner of CT DEEP.
  • New Community Solar Opportunities In Western Massachusetts Solar Industry - As Connecticut begins develops regulations and tariffs for its own shared solar program, this is what community solar looks like in a neighboring state.
  • Interest groups tangle over fracking waste ban ordinances Hartford Business Journal - "…If towns adopt [CCM's] ordinance, they could leave themselves open to public health problems and costly remediation," said Jen Siskin, Food & Water Watch's local coordinator.
  • National Drive Electric Week Drive Electric - 10 events spread across CT, from Fairfield to Pomfret. Talk to people who actually own all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Compare models, join the celebration, see what all the fuss is about!
  • Bloomfield shared-solar project delayed until 2019 Hartford Business Journal - This is one of the three projects created under a 5MW pilot program. The legislature approved an expanded program in 2018 that will allow up to 25MW of shared solar per year for six years.
  • Shared Solar Notice of Proceedings DEEP - The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) will be creating the regulations for the Shared Community Energy Facilities program during 2018 and 2019. This is the schedule for public comment on their proceedings.
  • Connecticut public-private partnership deploys solar to underserved communities Energy News Network - In Connecticut, a private solar company is working with the state's green bank to help low-income homeowners save money on their energy bills.
  • Distributed solar saved ISO-NE consumers $20M during July heatwave, report says Utility Dive - People with solar on their homes and businesses are providing a service to other electricity ratepayers. The story is a counterpoint to the 'free rider' narrative pushed by utilities. PV Magazine also has a good article on grid savings due to solar.





PACE is leading an exciting project to transition Connecticut to 100% clean, renewable energy, one town at a time.
For over forty years, PACE has held tours of beautiful and innovative homes, showcasing energy efficiency and renewable energy.Learn More...
PACE is very concerned about the health dangers and catastrophic risks posed by nuclear energy and seeks to relplace it with clean, renewable energy.






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