You were robbed—now the climate will pay

One year ago, the Connecticut legislature took money YOU pay each month on your electric bill for energy efficiency and clean energy services and used it to plug unrelated budget holes. Now programs like home energy audits, insulation, and efficient lighting are running out of funding. Sadly, energy efficiency businesses across the state have had to lay off workers. That’s why we sued the State of Connecticut with co-plaintiffs and partners like Efficiency […]

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Environmental Priorities 2019

We are gearing up for the upcoming legislative session to ensure protections for our land, air, and water. Click here to view the entire agenda. A sneak peak: CONSERVE PUBLIC LANDS Protecting Connecticut’s mountain landscapes, wetlands, forests that filter your drinking water, and the special coastal places that surround Long Island Sound keep your air […]

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PRESS RELEASE: “No clothes” – Efficiency allies respond to State’s claims in Energy Funds lawsuit

Update, Aug. 31: Oral arguments have been scheduled in this case. Starting at 9:30 AM on Thursday, Sept. 13, attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants will present their arguments before the judge. You are invited to join in observing the proceedings and/or rallying outside the U.S District Court, 141 Church St, New Haven. This is […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Legislative Theft of Efficiency Funds Moves Forward as Legal Briefs Filed

Immediate Release July 23, 2018 Contacts: Melissa Schlag, CT Fund for the Environment (Plaintiff) Leticia Colon de Mejias (Plaintiff) Mike Trahan, Solar Connecticut Legislative Theft of Efficiency Funds Moves Forward as Legal Briefs Filed Electric ratepayers, efficiency employers, environmental organizations, file for restoration of efficiency, clean energy funds Hartford, Conn. – The next step in […]

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Working Towards Energy Independence

Let’s Work Towards Energy Independence Day July 4 is one of the nation’s top ten busiest travel days, with a record number of Americans anticipated to hit the highway this year—47 million! Sadly, right now the federal government is working to roll back Clean Car standards that not only save greenhouse gas emissions but also […]

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Hamden Tornado 2018

Hamden Tornado May 15, 2018 While our region is less prone to extreme weather than many, warming waters and changing currents are fueling stronger storms. Many New York and Connecticut residents have experienced flooding, power outages, and high winds over the last several years. On May 15, 2018, south central Connecticut was hit with two […]

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Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Against Connecticut for Budget Raids

Immediate Release May 15, 2018 Contact: Laura McMillan, Connecticut Fund for the Environment Leticia Colon de Mejias, Efficiency for All Lawsuit Filed Against Connecticut for Budget Raids Top contracting companies and Connecticut Fund for the Environment seek full restoration of clean energy and energy efficiency funds Hartford, Conn. – Several efficiency and clean energy businesses, […]

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2018 End-of-Session Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 Contact: Laura McMillan – Melissa Schlag – CFE/Save the Sound end-of-session report and comments on legislative victories NEW HAVEN, CONN. – At this end of the 2018 Connecticut legislative session, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound celebrates significant environmental victories and prepares to keep fighting on […]

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