Connecticut Gains Clean Energy Leadership

November 8, 2018 — Congratulations to advanced energy winners in states like Connecticut, where mid-term voters spoke to usher in a new era of positive change! Governor-Elect Ned Lamont is a clean energy and energy efficiency champion we can count on. Lamont has pledged to “support our state’s Energy Efficiency Fund and Green Bank” and to “never support a budget that raids these programs.”

In addition, Lamont’s platform is clear about the benefits of clean energy and the path by which to reap these benefits. See the NEEP Policy Tracker for a list of energy priorities. Lamont recognizes the importance of clean energy jobs in Connecticut and beyond.

Lamont will provide a steady hand on the tiller for strong jobs, avoiding the policy “boom/bust” cycle that has historically crippled the ability of the clean energy industry to add the lasting value that Connecticut deserves. Along with gains in General Assembly seats that bode well for clean energy, Lamont’s victory is a welcome change in a state balanced on the cusp of becoming a true energy efficiency leader.

Photo: Ned Lamont, center. “Connecticut Jobs for Connecticut People” video (Ned for CT)
A sentence in the second paragraph was edited 12/1/18, after a campaign website was superseded by transition content.