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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 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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Report | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

Shining Rewards

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislature Approves Bill Expanding Number of Solar Homes in Connecticut

The Connecticut State Senate today approved a proposal by Governor Malloy expanding Connecticut’s residential solar program. H.B. 6838 would expand Connecticut’s residential solar goals, resulting in 300 megawatts of solar installations on over 40,000 homes.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislature Approves Bill Expanding Number of Solar Homes in Connecticut

The Connecticut State Senate today approved a proposal by Governor Malloy expanding Connecticut’s residential solar program. H.B. 6838 would expand Connecticut’s residential solar goals, resulting in 300 megawatts of solar installations on over 40,000 homes.

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