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New Haven
A Clean Energy Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 523.5
% of Households: 1.13%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
February 2003View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
165 Church Street
New Haven CT 06510
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Robert Smuts
Phone: (203) 946-7663
Clean Energy Installations:
New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority Data from a 200 kW UTC Fuel Cell installation
Yale Environmental Sciences Center Data from a 250 kW FCE Fuel Cell installation
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The City of New Haven uses 80,000,000 kwh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 16,000,000 kwh in 2010. To date, New Haven has met close to 15% of that goal with both voluntary use of clean energy as well as the mandatory amount as required by the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Local Clean Energy Supporters:
First Presbyterian Church- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Highland Arms- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Nash Farms- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
New Haven Yacht Club- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
On the Park Association- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Rochdale Association, Inc.- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Sea Hawk Enterprises- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
The First Unitarian Church- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Yale Daily News- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Town Description:

New Haven, Connecticut, is a city that combines New England charm with a robust cosmopolitan life, alive with world-class architecture and memorable international cuisine. Located on Long Island Sound between New York and Boston, Greater New Haven fans out from an historic city center and harbor to scenic beaches and charming town greens. The city itself is a cornucopia of cultural riches in the performing and visual arts and outstanding educational opportunities, including Yale University, one of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

Established 358 years ago by English Puritans, New Haven eventually became home to people of many nationalities and ethnic groups, including Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, African-Americans, Latinos and Asians. Today the city's neighborhoods, fairs, festivals and historical societies preserve the traditions and flavors of New Haven's broad cultural heritage.

Local Press Coverage:
Fight for Energy Independence Comes Home    Wednesday August 10th, 2005
Rival City Mayors Bet on Renewable Energy    Friday August 19th, 2005
Its West Hartford vs. New Haven in Clean Energy War    Thursday August 25th, 2005
More committing to green energy    Monday February 27th, 2006
Putting New Energy Into Clean Power    Sunday April 16th, 2006
New Haven just a little bit 'greener' than West Hartford    Tuesday April 18th, 2006
New Haven defeats West Hartford in Clean Energy Challenge    Thursday April 20th, 2006
Welcome Suprise Mayor Scott Slifka reflects on being chosen as DeStefano's running mate    Thursday June 1st, 2006
"This commitment means we are taking the lead in providing cleaner air, fighting asthma, and building sustainable communities. Though I am proud to champion conservation and renewables, the leadership on this issue comes not from me but from activists like those who have fought for cleaner air in New Haven. This commitment is also affordable - in its first year, it will cost less than 1% of our annual savings from energy conservation in New Haven - and it is too important to wait. Our City understands that we can provide the leadership to a better way of doing things. "
John DeStefano
Mayor, City of New Haven
"The Clean Energy Option offers a great opportunity for New Haven residents to use their purchasing power to show support for clean energy and its benefits for climate protection and clean air. "
Madeleine Weil
New Haven Resident
"The Communities Program is a unique incentive that is encouraging New Haven residents to personally sign up for clean energy in their homes. I hope that when residents start seeing solar panels on the roofs of city buildings and schools that hundreds more of my fellow residents will sign up for the clean energy options program."
Madeleine Weil
New Haven Resident
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