The Clean Energy Fund and SmartPower encourage you to edit one of the following two sample “Letters to the Editor.”  We ask that you print your final copy to send to your local paper.

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To the Editor

[Town name] now has an opportunity to help create cleaner air, a healthier community and true energy independence by supporting clean energy.  [Town name] can do its part by joining the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign.  Committing to the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign will send a strong signal to the market that we need clean energy for the long term.  For a secure energy future, I feel it’s important that [Town name] become a true leader in building a clean energy market.

It gets better.  After committing to the 20% by 2010 Campaign our town can qualify for a free solar energy system from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. For every 100 [Town name] residents who sign up for the CTCleanEnergyOptionssm   program, our town will receive a FREE solar energy system to place on any town building.

Because my household has already signed up for clean energy, I want to encourage and support [Town name] officials to join the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Campaign.  Let’s all work together to make [Town Name] a Clean Energy Community!

Clean Energy. – It’s Real, It’s Here.  It’s Working in [Town Name]

Very truly yours,

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To the Editor

Buying clean power a cheap way to make an impact

Everyone should sign up for CT Clean Energy Options.  No matter what your political affiliation, no matter your opinion about global warming, no matter your level of concern for the environment, everyone benefits from the simple choice to have your electricity come from renewable sources.

These natural sources for electrical energy include wind, water power and gas from landfills.

Nothing changes about your electric bill, except for a slight increase in the portion of your bill that covers the cost of electricity generation.  For most residential users, the increase is usually between $5 and $12 per month.  This is a very small price to pay to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and a small investment toward this country’s energy independence.

You can choose this clean energy option by filling out a form you can get from either UI or CL&P, or you can call either of the clean energy suppliers, Community Energy at 1-866-WIND123 or Sterling Planet at 1-877-457-2306.  This is a simple and inexpensive way to make a big difference.

Clean Energy. – It’s Real, It’s Here.  It’s Working in [Town Name]

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