The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University was
established in 2001 to identify, develop, and implement the means for achieving a
sustainable energy future. The Institute focuses on matters relating to energy education, energy policy, efficiency conservation and load
management, renewable energy, distributed generation, protection of environmental resources,
and the dissemination of useful information on energy alternatives and sustainability to users and
providers of energy. The Institute adds an unbiased focus on practical applications and dissemination
of information about how to improve the energy profile and sustainability of Connecticut and the region.
The Institute is funded and supported by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund through the
Energy Conservation Management Board and the Department of Public Utility Control. The Institute also
receives grants, conference sponsorships, donations, contracts, and payments for services from organizations,
including the US EPA, US DOE, CT Office of Policy and Management, CT Department of Environmental Protection,
the CT Clean Energy Fund, and the CT Green Building Council.
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