The Importance of Energy Efficiency (EE) to CT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lawsuit Filed Against CT for Budget Raids – Immediate Release 5-15-2018.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 


Connecticut must Support Prioritization of Equal Access to Energy Efficiency  Services in Connecticut we demand that the Ratepayer C&LM and RGGI funds be returned to equally serve ALL Connecticut Electric (Ratepayers) and meet our states energy (CES) plan and economic goals.

Dear Honorable Leaders of Connecticut,

We demand the state of Connecticut’s leaders keep their promise to ALL Connecticut electric ratepayers by taking the following two actions this legislative session.

1. Implement state policy to ensure EQUAL ACCESS to all Cost Effective Energy Efficiency (EE) services and upgrades for ALL ELECTRIC RATEPAYERS regardless of heating fuel source type (FUEL BLIND DIRECT EE SERVICES). We must NOT excluded the Oil and Propane households from accessing proven energy saving services and efficiency incentives.

2. Support “A Repeal of the diversions of the electric ratepayer funds”. The C&LM ratepayer funds must be returned this session to support cost effective direct energy efficiency services in Connecticut or we can not meet our state’s Clean Energy Strategy (CES) or Our Climate Goals. Efficiency is our states DEMAND reduction plan. It keeps “carbon heavy fuels” from being wasted. These programs are award winning highly effective DEMAND REDUCTION programs that directly serve the ratepayers.

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Energy Saved is the Cleanest Energy of All Energy and should be viewed as a low cost/high return option to reducing the strain on our energy grid while lowering carbon emissions, and reducing air and water pollution. Additionally the energy efficiency programs help to educate residents across the State of Connecticut on the importance of saving energy to meet our State’s goals.  This information is provided as a broad overview of the importance of Energy Efficiency as a first step in any energy plan.

Residential and commercial building energy efficiency is the critical first step to any energy plan which intends to battle climate change and its negative and far reaching environmental and health impacts.

This website and the reports located here have been collected and distributed for use by key stakeholders and decision makers. The intent is to provide current studies and data to EE program administration, board members, and legislators with the intent that they may better comprehend the importance of assessing a residence through the use of proven building-science based BPI assessments prior to installing any upgrades or providing any state-subsidized financing tools.

As we move forward to progressing the EE/Building Science industry and many professional EE services State-wide, we intend to keep our focus on providing National data and reports to support the broad education of our goal to educate and protect the best interest of the ratepayers and residents of this State. Our contractor base has continued to raise the bar on the level of training required to assess and install direct upgrades and weatherization such as insulation, lighting retrofits, HVAC, windows, and renewable energy in homes across CT.

Publications

 

Press Release – Lawsuit Filed Against Connecticut for Budget Raids – Immediate Release 5-15-2018 – Efficiency For All

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Efficiency Board 2017 Programs and Operations Report

Energy Efficiency Board 2017 Programs and Operations Report

 

 

Saving Energy, Saving Lives
Saving Energy, Saving Lives

New Report by PSR and ACEE

Increased energy efficiency pays off by improving public health. On February 21, PSR and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report outlining the public health benefits and medical cost savings of a 15 percent reduction of annual electric consumption. The report ranks the top beneficiaries among the states and the 50 largest U.S. cities.

 

 

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Save Energy Save Lives

Energy Efficiency in Connecticut

Energy Efficiency Economy 2018

Diversion Impacts 2018

Why raiding Connecticut’s Energy Efficiency Fund is a bad idea 

Efficiency First March 2017 Newsletter

Consumer Protection Concerns R-PACE 

Raid on RGGI and Efficiency May 2017 

Fact Sheet-Energy Efficiency-2016 Statistics

Work on Meadowbrook

88 Oak Street

Hartford Business Journal 

State’s energy plan letter to Senators May 12 2017 EFA

Acadia Center CT EE Fund Raid Press Release 20170517

Press Conference on budget raids of clean energy and energy efficiency programs press release

Connecticut Legislature Must Act on Bill to Repeal Gas Pipeline Tax

Funding for Energy Efficiency is at Risk in Connecticut, and it’s  Worse than Before 

Uconn Flyer

2017 Survey of Energy & Energy Efficiency Workforce Needs (From the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)