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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

In July 2011, President Obama announced plans for nationwide clean car standards that will require new cars and light trucks to meet an average of 54.5 miles per gallon through 2025. The work of Environment Connecticut’s staff, members and allies to adopt clean car standards here in Connecticut as far back as 2004 helped pave the way for this step — the single biggest step our nation has ever taken to end its addiction to oil. Nathan Willcox, our federal global warming program director, had the honor of thanking the president in person.

News Release | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

Connecticut 10th in Solar Construction Per Capita

Solar is booming, and in 2014 Connecticut ranked 10th nationwide for solar power installed per person according to a new report released by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

Lighting The Way

Solar is booming and according to our report, Lighting the Way III, in 2014 Connecticut ranked 10th in the nation for solar power installed per Capita.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Carbon Pollution Limits are a Huge Step Forward on Climate Change

Power plants will pollute 32 percent less nationwide, and clean energy sources such as solar and wind will meet more of the Connecticut and the nation’s electricity needs, according to limits on carbon pollution being finalized today that are central to President Obama’s plan to address climate change.

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Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

Report: Solar energy benefits vastly outweigh costs

Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more value to power customers and society than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering claims from utilities that solar power owners don’t pay their fair share of electric grid costs.

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