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Westport
SmartPower 20% by 2010
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 89.5
% of Households: 1.05%
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Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
March 2005View Resolution
Town Hall Address & Website:
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport CT 06880
http://www.ci.westport.ct.us/
Local Clean Energy Contact:
Steve Edwards
Phone: (203) 341-1111
Fax: (203) 341-1038
Email: sedwards@westportct.gov
20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign Progress:

The Town of Westport uses 17,000 MWh of electricity per year for all municipal facilities. Therefore, their 20% clean energy use target is 3,400 MWh in 2010. To date, Westport has met approximately 33% 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:
George Masumian Architect AIA- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Town Description:

The town of Westport is located in Fairfield County along Long Island Sound between the cities of Bridgeport and Stamford. Westport has a population of 25,749 residents (2000 census.) The Town of Westport was incorporated in 1835, and operates with a Board of Selectmen, Representative Town Meeting, and Board of Finance.

Westport's vibrant downtown area and healthy commercial environment generate the feeling of a New England town with the conveniences of modern life, and this continues to attract people who are leaders in all facets of society.

Residents enjoy Westport's quality of life because of our commitment to conserve our natural resources, preserve our traditions, and support community events. We meet the recreational needs of our citizens by providing a wide range of leisure activities, and the town government offers quality services that are effective and efficient. We recognize that our society's strength is based upon an educated populace and we devote proper resources to this endeavor. In keeping with our town meeting heritage, all citizens are encouraged to join in the civic dialogue with diverse opinions in order to fully explore and answer questions facing the town.

Local Press Coverage:
RTM Discusses Increased Renewable Energy    Friday March 4th, 2005
Letter to the Editor - Clean Energy is Real    Thursday February 23rd, 2006
Westport supports renewable energy    Thursday February 23rd, 2006
Quotes:
"Towns can provide a leadership role in reducing the use of fossil and nuclear fuels for electric generation. I am pleased Westport will play its part through its commitment to the 20% by 2010 Campaign."
Diane Goss Farrell
Former Westport First Selectwoman
"This is an important step because it diversifies the fuel sources away from Middle East oil as prices continue to rise. The commitment also allows the town to qualify for free solar panel systems for a municipal building if 100 local residents follow suit. It may be a small step but it is important because people will be able to see the solar arrays and understand that clean energy works right here in Westport. "
Carl Leaman
Former Westport Selectman
"I chose the Clean Energy Option because I want to support the growing market for renewable energy. I think it is wonderful that we now have an opportunity to influence the demand for clean energy by our energy purchasing. I want to be part of the movement away from fossil fuel and nuclear generated energy. The added cost to our electric bill is small compared to the price of doing nothing. "
John Rountree, AIA
Resident of Westport and founder of Rountree Solar Consultants
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