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Orange
SmartPower 20% by 2010
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 33.5
% of Households: 0.89%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
April 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
617 Orange Center Road
Orange CT 06477
http://orange-ct.org.gov
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Michael Schwartz
Phone: (203) 464-3365
Fax: (860) 3443590
Email: orange05@optonline.net
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The Town of Orange uses 6,359,000 kwh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 1,272,000 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). Orange has yet to make a voluntary clean energy purchase.

Town Description:

The rolling hills which make up the 17.6 square miles of Orange, located just west of New Haven, were once owned by the Paugusset Indians. In 1639, the Rev. Peter Prudden purchased the land from the Indians for six coats, ten blankets, one kettle, twelve hatchets, twelve hoes, two dozen knives and a dozen small mirrors.

Orange remained a simple farming community until the mid-1940's when postwar residential construction began. Proper zoning foresight has let Orange develop into an open, well-planned residential community which retains the New England simplicity of which the residents are proud.

Local Press Coverage:
Orange Commits to 20% Clean Energy by 2010    Friday April 22nd, 2005
Goldblatt Picks 6 for Clean Energy Panel    Thursday June 2nd, 2005
Quotes:
"I felt it was a very worthwhile program, especially for a town that has been very active in its conservation and environmental strength in the past. I am quite pleased that the board voted to pass it and now we will work with anyone we can to find ways to promote and buy clean energy as we move forward to 2010."
Mitch Goldblatt
First Selectman
"Purchasing clean energy is the first step towards embracing a comprehensive strategy to improve our energy independence, boost our economy and clean up our air. We are all stewards of the planet and we must do our part to keep it clean and healthy."
Michael Schwartz
Chairman, Orange Clean Energy Task Force and local resident
"Adoption of clean energy in Orange and throughout Connecticut will reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs and protect our environment."
Michael Schwartz
Chairman, Orange Clean Energy Task Force and local resident
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