Join the 20% x 2010 Clean Energy Campaign and Make a Municipal Clean Energy Purchase

The 20% by 2010 Campaign is a challenge to cities and towns, to obtain at least 20 percent of the electricity for all municipal facilities from clean renewable energy sources by the year 2010. In order to qualify as a Clean Energy Community, a municipality must make a voluntary clean energy purchase of 5% in 2008, 9% in 2009 and 13% in 2010. Through the 20% by 2010 campaign, we will help to prove to all Connecticut citizens – and to the nation - that we have the power to make a difference.


Here are three easy steps to help your city or town commit to the 20% by 2010 Campaign:

  1. Call CCEF at 860 563-0015 to coordinate a municipal clean energy resolution
  2. Send a letter to a town official.  Download a sample letter here
  3. Send a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper. Download sample letters here


Here are the ways to make a qualifying purchase:

  1. CTCleanEnergyOptions program.  We recommend that you call both of the independent companies that have been selected for this program, Community Energy and Sterling Planet.  You should schedule a presentation by the representatives of those companies and ask about their incentive plans for municipalities
  2. Purchase “Green-e certified” Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from a clean energy supplier, such as Community Energy or Sterling Planet.  You have the flexibility to choose the quantity, technology, location and price for your desired product.
  3. Install a clean energy system at a municipal facility.  Call the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund to learn about the incentives that are available for a variety of renewable technologies under our On-Site Renewable DG Program.