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The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund is engaged in a long-term effort to foster Connecticut's production and use of energy from clean and renewable sources. Through The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund's investments in enterprises and initiatives aimed at developing a vibrant market for clean power, educating consumers about the benefits and availability of clean power, and building a base of renewable energy technologies and infrastructure, Connecticut is well on its way to becoming a national center of clean energy consumption and entrepreneurship.
SmartPower is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes the production and use of clean, non-polluting renewable energy as a way to improve the quality of health and life for communities. SmartPower believes in clean air, healthy communities and energy independence. Their mission is to have 20% of Connecticut's energy supply come from renewable sources by 2010. Renewable energy is a solution to global warming that has been endorsed by the New England Governor's Conference and Governor John G. Rowland.
U.S. Department of Energy-Bronze
The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States and to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission. One of the goals of the Department of Energy is to protect the United States' national and economic security by promoting a diverse supply and delivery of reliable, affordable and environmentally sound energy. Two of DOE's programs, Rebuild America and EnergyStar, provide valuable resources and tools for organizations who seek sustainability.
www.energystar.gov or www.rebuild.gov
Clean Air-Cool Planet-Bronze
Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) is a nonprofit organization that creates partnerships in the Northeast to implement solutions to climate change and build constituencies for effective climate policies and actions. CA-CP is the region's leading organization dedicated to finding and promoting solutions to global warming. Through partnerships with campuses, communities and businesses, CA-CP coordinates outreach efforts on climate change education, showcases effective solutions, and promotes the reduction of carbon emissions.
The Mohegan Tribe is a sovereign, federally recognized Indian Nation with a reservation on the Thames River near Uncasville, Connecticut. The Tribe operates a Mohegan Energy, Environment, Economics, Education Center which provides information regarding pollution prevention, and various types of sustainable initiatives including fuel cells with heat recovery, photovoltaics, alternative fuel use vehicles, ground source heat pumps, room occupancy-driven hotel HVAC, and waste materials recycling and recovery.
www.mohegan.nsn.us/ or www.mohegansun.com
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University is Connecticut's public liberal arts university. As a predominantly undergraduate institution, Eastern develops outstanding students who integrate learning with expertise in their chosen fields of study for both civic and career success in a highly technological and rapidly changing world. The University strives to be a community of learners encompassing diverse cultural, racial, social and demographic backgrounds.
Institute For Sustainable Energy
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. Our core activities include offering educational outreach in both K-12, community and professional development; providing a clearing house and resource for energy sustainability information; assisting in the development of public policy concerning energy; and developing effective energy solutions. The Institute is actively involved in assisting Eastern Connecticut State University in becoming a green campus, and promoting community sustainability plans through providing technical support, guidance, and EnergyStar benchmarking.
Funding for the Institute for Sustainable Energy
The Institute for Sustainable Energy is funded and supported by the Connecticut Energy Conservation and Load Management Fund through the Energy Conservation Management Board and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. The Institute also receives funding for specific projects from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.