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Our future depends on the ability to not only conserve energy, but also to find and develop dependable, natural renewaable energy sources that can be replenished by the sun, water, or geothermal heat at the same rate that they are used. With today's energy costs, dependence on foreign oil, and concerns about the environment, conservation of energy benefits everyone and innovative green technology is critical.

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Reduce Heating Oil Usage by 10% or More

Reduce Heating Oil Usage by 10% or More

Contact: Collin Babbage

Location: Oxford, CT

Number of Locations: 1

PACE Nov. 23rd Program: “HEROES AMONG US” TO OPEN WITH PAUL WINTER’S MUSIC

PACE Nov. 23rd Program: “HEROES AMONG US” TO OPEN WITH PAUL WINTER’S MUSIC

Contact: Judi Friedman

Location: West Hartford, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Solar Power Energy

Solar Power Energy

Contact: Jerrold Baylor

Location: Lansdowne, PA

Number of Locations: 1

Free, Zip Code Searchable Clean Energy Case Study Database

Free, Zip Code Searchable Clean Energy Case Study Database

Contact: Eileen Newman

Location: Cambridge, MA

Number of Locations: 1

A Plan To Power The Earth With 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

A Plan To Power The Earth With 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

Contact: Paul Roden

Location: Yardley, PA

Number of Locations: 1

Grand Opening - New Solar Store in Torrington, CT - April 20, 2013

Grand Opening - New Solar Store in Torrington, CT - April 20, 2013

Contact: Osvaldo Rosado

Location: Torrington, CT

Number of Locations: 1

CELEBRATE SOLARIZE solar tour in Canton on April 13  from 1  PM to 4  PM

CELEBRATE SOLARIZE solar tour in Canton on April 13 from 1 PM to 4 PM

Contact: Judi Friedman

Location: Canton, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Energy Fitness Program

Energy Fitness Program

Contact: Dan Williams

Location: Chico, CA

Number of Locations: 1

Legend Solar

Legend Solar

Contact: Jeremy Hurt

Location: Saint George, UT

Number of Locations: 1

Free Energy Kansas

Free Energy Kansas

Contact: Michael Hicks

Location: Wichita, KS

Number of Locations: 1

Free Solar Tour - Canton, CT - October 5th

Free Solar Tour - Canton, CT - October 5th

Contact: Judi Friedman

Location: Canton, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Wind Energy for Glen Ellyn

Wind Energy for Glen Ellyn

Contact: Jeffrey Gahris

Location: Glen Ellyn, IL

Number of Locations: 1

EPA Green Power Partnership

EPA Green Power Partnership

Location: Aurora, IL

Number of Locations: 9

Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge

Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge

Contact: Daniel Francis

Location: Wethersfield, CT

Number of Locations: 14

Cool Cities

Cool Cities

Contact: Lonnie Morris

Location: Lombard, IL

Number of Locations: 3

Alternative Electricity Provider

Alternative Electricity Provider

Location: Fairfield County, CT

Number of Locations: 2

ICLEI-Creating Climate Awareness

ICLEI-Creating Climate Awareness

Location: Fairbanks, AK

Number of Locations: 595

Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority: Clean Energy Task Force

Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority: Clean Energy Task Force

Location: Rocky Hill, CT

Number of Locations: 91

Community, State and Federally Supported Programs

Community, State and Federally Supported Programs

Contact: Daphne Dixon

Location: Colchester, CT

Number of Locations: 3

Fracking - Statewide Bans & Organizations

Fracking - Statewide Bans & Organizations

Contact: Daphne Dixon

Location: Connecticut, CT

Number of Locations: 2

Bulk Purchase Residential Solar Programs

Bulk Purchase Residential Solar Programs

Contact: Daphne Dixon

Location: Connecticut, CT

Number of Locations: 2

Clean Air Cities

Clean Air Cities

Contact: Rose Braz

Location: San Francisco, CA

Number of Locations: 1

Solarize Connecticut

Solarize Connecticut

Location: Fairfield, CT

Number of Locations: 5

Beyond Coal

Beyond Coal

Location: Connecticut, CT

Number of Locations: 2

Green Power Coalition

Green Power Coalition

Contact: Matt Zeccola

Location: Connecticut, CT

Number of Locations: 1

350.0rg

350.0rg

Contact: Sara Camp

Location: Washington, DC

Number of Locations: 3

Karl Chevrolet Solar Power

Karl Chevrolet Solar Power

Contact: Leo Karl III

Location: New Canaan, CT

Number of Locations: 1

CoolCalifornia Challenge

CoolCalifornia Challenge

Contact: Erik de Kok

Location: Sacramento, CA

Number of Locations: 1

Home Energy Efficiency -Go Green and Save Money

Home Energy Efficiency -Go Green and Save Money

Location: Connecticut, CT

Number of Locations: 5

How Do I Buy Green Power Where I Live?

How Do I Buy Green Power Where I Live?

Location: New York County, NY

Number of Locations: 1

Citizens for a Greener Manchester

Citizens for a Greener Manchester

Contact: Gene DeJoannis

Location: Manchester, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Earth Hour City Challenge

Earth Hour City Challenge

Location: New York County, NY

Number of Locations: 6

PACE

PACE

Contact: Judi Friedman

Location: Connecticut, CT

Number of Locations: 1

TURNING ON THE (SUN) POWER IN CASTROVILLE

TURNING ON THE (SUN) POWER IN CASTROVILLE

Contact: Monica Tell

Location: Castroville, CA

Number of Locations: 1

Convert Fitness Energy to Electricity

Convert Fitness Energy to Electricity

Contact: Claire Carlson

Location: Wellesley, MA

Number of Locations: 1

SARTA's CleanStart Program

SARTA's CleanStart Program

Contact: Benjamin Griffin

Location: Sacramento, CA

Number of Locations: 1

Westchester Green Business Challenge

Westchester Green Business Challenge

Contact: Dani Glaser

Location: White Plains, NY

Number of Locations: 1

Boulter House Energy Audit, Tour and Energy Modeling

Boulter House Energy Audit, Tour and Energy Modeling

Contact: Chuck Lohre

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Number of Locations: 1

Energy Efficiency for Historic Buildings

Energy Efficiency for Historic Buildings

Contact: Patrice Gillespie

Location: Vermont, VT

Number of Locations: 1

U.S. Department of Energy: Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program

U.S. Department of Energy: Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Number of Locations: 1

100 Actions for 100% Clean Energy

100 Actions for 100% Clean Energy

Location: Missoula, MT

Number of Locations: 1

CT 350.org

CT 350.org

Contact: Justin Haaheim

Location: New Haven, CT

Number of Locations: 19

Co-Gen Plant

Co-Gen Plant

Location: Fairfield, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Grants for Solar Help Health Department Save on Energy Costs

Grants for Solar Help Health Department Save on Energy Costs

Contact: Julie Clark

Location: Watseka, IL

Number of Locations: 1

Frederick County Green Homes Challenge

Frederick County Green Homes Challenge

Contact: Sabrina Harder

Location: Frederick, MD

Number of Locations: 1

America's Next Eco-Star

America's Next Eco-Star

Contact: Patrick Doherty

Location: Saint Paul, MN

Number of Locations: 1

Home Energy Solutions-Energy Audits in CT

Home Energy Solutions-Energy Audits in CT

Location: Connecticut, CT

Number of Locations: 3

Energy Cooperatives

Energy Cooperatives

Location: San Francisco, CA

Number of Locations: 1

Mayor's Conservation Corps

Mayor's Conservation Corps

Contact: Willie Murphy

Location: Bridgeport, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Solar Development on Brownfields

Solar Development on Brownfields

Contact: Amy McDonough

Location: Easthampton, MA

Number of Locations: 2

Connecticut Clean Energy Options Program

Connecticut Clean Energy Options Program

Contact: Bob Wall

Location: Coventry, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Rock the Reactors

Rock the Reactors

Contact: Remy Chevalier

Location: Weston, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Stevens Forward! Destiny Driver 8

Stevens Forward! Destiny Driver 8

Location: Morris, MN

Number of Locations: 1

PurePower - The Power of Econeering

PurePower - The Power of Econeering

Contact: Tom Wemyss

Location: Connecticut, CT

Number of Locations: 4

Empowering Green

Empowering Green

Location: New Haven, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Wind Study

Wind Study

Location: Fairfield, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Combined Heat/Power Generator

Combined Heat/Power Generator

Location: Fairfield, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Green Certification of Existing Home

Green Certification of Existing Home

Location: New Canaan, CT

Number of Locations: 1

Third Party Finance of Renewable Energy

Third Party Finance of Renewable Energy

Location: Knoxville, TN

Number of Locations: 1

Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge

Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge

Contact: Alice Kennedy

Location: Baltimore, MD

Number of Locations: 1

Finger Lakes Climate Fund

Finger Lakes Climate Fund

Contact: Gay Nicholson

Location: Ithaca, NY

Number of Locations: 1

Mass Save

Mass Save

Contact: Christopher Graham

Location: Marshfield, MA

Number of Locations: 1

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tanya asked:
10/13/2012
Are there any programs to help me financially to green my home?
Chris Lobdell answered:
10/15/2012

Hi Tanya, Yes, there are a couple programs in the state of Connecticut. Home Energy Solutions is a program started and supported by the CT Energy Efficiency Fund and the utility companies that subsidizes energy audits for homes. This is a good way to get started and to find out what efficiency improvements make sense for your home. Connecticut, through the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority , also has up front rebates to invest in solar electric and thermal for your home. These, along with a 30% tax credit and financing options allows you to make an affordable investment in solar. For more information please give us a call at (203) 642-4105 and we can help you get started. Thank you, Chris Lobdell PurePoint Energy (203) 642-4105

Marie asked:
04/28/2012
How do I find out my city's (Albany, NY) carbon emissions? They have a lot of talk about reducing emissions to 1990 levels, but I have not been able to find information on what those levels were in 1990, or what they are now or have been recently.
David Downie answered:
04/30/2012

That is an excellent question. The only source of such information would be the town. 1990 levels for a town or for most states are just a guess. At the national level, the US submitted its 1990 level as part of the UNFCCC. To find out about Albany, I would suggest asking town officials if any Greenhouse Gas Emissions survey exists. If they did one for a recent year, it is possible they have created an estimate for the past.

Michael asked:
11/23/2011
We don't see anything coming up on us when we put our zip code??
Patrice Gillespie answered:
11/23/2011

Hello to Michael D'Angelo. I am passing your inquiry along to the web-meisters right now. What zip code/town do you represent, please? Thanks. Best, -- Patrice Gillespie of Clean Air Cool Planet in CT; pgillespie@cleanair-coolplanet.org

Charles asked:
05/26/2011
I am embarking on two construction projects for our local library. They are a remodeling project for the Friends of the Library's bookstore building and an expansion/remodeling project of the library. As part of those efforts, I want to understand how we can ensure we are not creating a new energy burden for the town, as well as how to provide better insulation and lighting for both sites as we progress. Is our answer solar power, geothermal or a combination? Is it also window replacemen
answered:
06/09/2011

Wow. Look at the great information provided. Yes, there are many things you can do so not to increase your energy consumption as well as eliminate it all together. For starters, you can consider the lighting solutions, insulation or energy efficiency of your building envelope. However, if you want to know the specific tax incentives, what State are you located? FYI, if you are going to go geothermal you need to insulate the building first. It needs to be as energy efficient as possible. Let's keep the conversation going!

Raymond Caddy answered:
05/26/2011

Hello Charles, How are you doing? I appreciate your efforts to help local library. There are many things to take into consideration before deciding your "answer". I will try to give a quick rundown. Any combination of Solar and Wind is great and would help offset existing electrical load but very expensive. Upgrade lighting is a must and will lower electrical load but does not mean to go buy LED's twist light bulbs. There are other options like Fiber Optic Lighting, LED Replacement Tubes, LED Ceiling Panels, etc. But I think the lighting solution for Library would be Hybrid Solar Fiber Optic Lighting. It is designed to retro fitted with existing lights. The allow you to bring in sunlight into the interior through Fiber Optic Cables and still use existing Recess Lights of Fluorescent Fixtures only when needed. Consuming energy after install is less the a dollar a day and that is during operation. If a cloud goes over or if it is too dark sensor will automatically turn on lights at a slow setting. Not need to replace all lights unless budget allows and/or plans call for it. Allowing you to save money by not replacing with all new lights. There are grants & Tax Credits still available no matter which Green Technology Solution you decide but they are limited and getting lower, constantly changing but still good for Customers. So you really have to look at big picture to understand angle for long term goals. We can help you get there, you mentioned a limited financial burden. Our goal is to get Green Technology Solutions into people hands and homes as Efficient and Economically as possible with Craftsmanship, Care & Pride. I hope that helps for now, Our website (brightenyourhome.net) has follow up information on all the products above and more. Thank you and have a good day. Raymond Caddy Brighten Your Home

Nat asked:
05/18/2011
I just inherited a farm in Alexandria, andam wondering how to get started in solar panels for electricity.
Nat Winston III answered:
05/27/2011

I'm sorry, it is Alexandria, Tennessee. I am a retired, disabled, recently widowed 59 year old man who is trying to become as self sufficient and independent as i can.

Raymond Caddy answered:
05/26/2011

Hello Nat, How are you doing? I am so sorry for delayed responses. You mentioned that you inherited a farm in Alexandria. What state is that in? You have a few install options giving the size of land. A tracking system would make the most sense to avoid shading and to follow the sun for summer and winter. also have open land allows you to buy cheaper but bigger panels compared to having to buy smaller but cost more to install on limited space allowed on roof. No need to worry about support of Solar Array or possible leaks most panel will last for over 25 years. There are a few other factors that would determine size and cost of system. Each system is custom to each house and to each home owner (Farm Owner). I would like to help if you have any more questions, but I would need to know more information. Thank you very much and have a goos day. Raymond Caddy Brighten Your Home

answered:
05/24/2011

Carolyn should have an answer for you soon! Daphne

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