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Hartford
A Clean Energy Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 141
% of Households: 0.31%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
February 2006View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
550 Main Street
Hartford CT 06103
http://www.hartford.gov/
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Bhupen Patel
Phone: (860) 548-1133
Email: bpatel@hartford.gov
Clean Energy Installations:
Saint Francis Hospital Data from a 200 kW UTC Fuel Cell
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The City of Hartford uses 55,947,000 kwh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 11,189,000 kwh in 2010. To date, they have met approximately 8% of that goal through the mandatory amount as required by the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Hartford has yet to make a voluntary clean energy purchase.

Local Clean Energy Supporters:
Alchemy Juice Bar Café- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Asylum Hill Congregational Church- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice, Inc- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Department of Environmental Protection- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy and Sterling Planet
Episcopal Diocese CT- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Farmington Avenue Alliance Inc.- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Sisters of St. Joseph- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
The Hartford Seminary- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
The Lozada Properties- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Community Innovations Grants:
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Community Innovations Grants Program
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Project Deadline: TBD
Town Description:

Hartford, the capitol of Connecticut, is also New England’s Rising Star and one of America’s original cities. Founded by Dutch traders in the early 1600’s and established by Reverend Thomas Hooker in 1636, what started as a fort called “The House of Hope” is now a land of opportunity and growth for an enormously diverse population. Hartford is the home of such internationally known treasures as the Wadsworth Athenaeum (the nation’s first public museum), as well as attractions like the Mark Twain House, the Hartford Stage, the Bushnell Memorial, and the Artists Collective. But ever since traders used the Connecticut River to conduct business, Hartford has been abuzz with insurance and financial transactions. Companies such as Aetna, the Hartford Insurance Group, Phoenix, and St. Paul-Travelers have their roots here---as does industrial giants like United Technologies. Hartford’s biggest prize is its people – a melting pot of the world that is reflected in the restaurants, business districts and entertainment.

Local Press Coverage:
More committing to green energy    Monday February 27th, 2006
Quotes:
"As onetime Hartford resident Mark Twain once said,' Everyone complains about the weather but no one does anything about it'. Well, unfortunately, we are changing the weather, for the worse. Signing-up for the Clean Energy Option is a small but powerful way to try to stem the damage."
Andrew C. May
Hartford Resident and Appalachian Mountain Club Connecticut Chapter – Conservation Committee
"My goal as Mayor is to improve the quality of life for all of Hartford’s residents. The SmartPower program will not just continue this effort but raise the bar when it comes to results. Hartford is experiencing a renaissance and clean energy is an essential component to our progressive thinking, especially in the area of neighborhood economic development. New high-rise buildings will be “green” and the $800 million dollars in school construction focuses on being energy efficient as well as educationally sound. SmartPower will encourage our residents to use clean power and when working together, we can accomplish so much."
Eddie A. Perez
Mayor
"When the City Of Hartford joined this program to encourage its citizens to use clean power, it did so as a city government that has already embraced this concept. The city has purchased vehicles run by natural gas, committed to ‘green’ school construction for its new and rehabilitated school buildings, installed LED stoplights which use less power, has become a member of Cities for Climate Protection, and joined with five communities between Hartford and Brattleboro, Vermont to commit to reducing transportation emissions which may be harmful to the environment in the I-91 corridor. Whether one ‘buys’ the contribution of society to global warming or not, the evidence for global warming itself is irrefutable. The fact that clean energy has other benefits to our citizens such as reducing the incidence of asthma or the reduction of small particulate matter which can reach through the smallest channels in the lung and increase the incidence of lung cancer gives added rationale for supporting efforts to convert to clean energy whenever possible. This program does just that. "
Robert L. Painter
Minority Leader, Hartford City Council
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