FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 CFE/Save the Sound denounces Clean Power Plan rollback NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Today the Trump administration rolled back the landmark Clean Power Plan, the Obama-era effort that targets coal-fired power plants and their dirty climate-destroying emissions. President Trump’s new plan will replace the Obama rule with […]
Immediate Release Friday, March 8, 2019 Contacts: Laura McMillan, CT Fund for the Environment (Plaintiff), 203-787-0646 Leticia Colon de Mejias (Plaintiff), 860-690-5522 Energy Funds: Brief filed as ratepayers, energy businesses, and environmental advocates continue push for review of decision U.S. District Court had ruled against ratepayers, energy efficiency and clean energy businesses, environmental orgs, and […]
Local governments from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are independently building opportunities to switch to clean energy: New York is one of the most active community solar markets in the country, with plans to stimulate another 1,000 MW in the near future Meanwhile Connecticut and New Jersey have launched community solar pilot programs–but they still […]
Whether you were digging in the ground alongside CFE/Save the Sound staff, testifying at the legislature, or supporting our work with your gifts, you’ve done great things for our shared land, air, and water this year. Here are just a few highlights from the work we’ve done together. In the Field Fish migration on the […]
Immediate Release October 26, 2018 Energy Funds: Court loss means CT legislators must act to protect ratepayers U.S. District Court rules against ratepayers, energy efficiency and clean energy businesses, environmental orgs, and consumer groups; groups urge legislative remedy New Haven, Conn. – Efficiency businesses and environmental organizations are pushing legislators to act after a […]
Immediate Release September 13, 2018 Oral arguments as Energy Funds lawsuit moves forward Attorneys for injured ratepayers and businesses argue case in U.S. District Court New Haven, Conn. – The lawsuit to restore $145 million in Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy funds continued to move swiftly through the U.S. District Court system today as attorneys […]
We are at a crossroads for climate change progress. At this point, it’s clear that for the next few years we will not be able to rely on the federal government to protect our environmental future. This was solidified when a fossil fuel industry insider and climate change denier was picked for EPA; the top […]
As Connecticut’s legislative session ended at midnight Wednesday, hundreds of bills including some of our priorities fell victim to the clock and lengthy budget negotiations. Despite this, we saw victories for the environment including a Blue Plan for Long Island Sound, transportation funding, and the defeat of a number of bad bills.