March 2009 - Connecticut’s Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that the state will purchase more than 98 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power this year, making Connecticut one of only three states to be placed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) top 50 list of national Green Power Partners. The renewable energy purchased is equivalent to 17 percent of the total electricity used in the state’s facilities. Connecticut’s renewable energy purchase is in support of Governor Rell’s Energy Vision for a Cleaner, Greener State, which set a goal of increasing the percentage of clean, renewable energy consumed by state government from all sources to 20 percent by the year 2020.
News Release - EPA Recognizes Connecticut as One of Nation’s Top Green Power Purchasers
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November 2007 - Connecticut's Governor Jodi Rell announced that the state has increased its voluntary purchase of green power to nearly 84 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, representing nearly 12% of the state's total annual electricity usage. Connecticut's renewable energy purchase is in support of Governor Rell's Energy Vision for a Cleaner, Greener State, which set a goal of increasing the percentage of renewable energy consumed by state government from all sources to 20% by the year 2020.
News Release - EPA Recognizes Connecticut as One of Nation's Top Green Power Purchasers
April 2004 - On April 22, Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland issued an Executive Order, which calls for state government to obtain 20% of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2010, increasing to 50% in 2020 and 100% by 2050. The order, which covers all state-owned buildings, including colleges and universities, is an outgrowth of a stakeholders dialogue on climate change conducted during 2003. Under the order, the total government demand for renewable electricity is estimated to be 140 million kWh in 2010.
News Release - Governor Rowland Announces Largest Clean Energy Purchase in New England
More Information - Executive Order No. 32
Governor's Office Contact: Dean Pagani (860) 524-7313