Clean Energy Task Force

Available years:
 2017   2016   2015   2014    2013    2012    2011    2010    2009    2008  
                   

Following the North Haven Board of Selectmen's decision in early 2007 to purchase 20% of its electricity for public facilities from clean renewable energy sources by 2010, the Clean Energy Task Force was created. The town received a $5,000 grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund for becoming a Clean Energy Community.

The objectives of the Clean Energy Task Force are:
 
  • Educate and encourage Town Residents and Businesses to invest in Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency projects in order to save money and to help the Town to earn credits for Bright Ideas Grants from UI and other grants and benefits State.
  • Help the Town of North Haven to create a Municipal Energy Plan (this has been done - we have an energy plan) and to advise the town leadership on efficiency projects and policy.
  • To solicit grant proposals and select, oversee, and report on grant projects by community groups.
  • To encourage efficient energy use by town officials, households, and businesses.
  • Increase Task Force Membership and Participation.


Major Accomplishments:

  • Clean Energy Option sign-up campaign leading to free solar array for high school Multi-year partnership with Project Green high school student organization
  • Sponsorship of 4 community forums on climate change, energy efficiency, solar power and state resources
  • Highly successful Home Energy Solutions energy audit promotion campaign in conjunction with Town government and vendors.  Presented $13,025 check to S.A.R.A.H.


The Task Force meets the second Monday of each month at the North Haven Recreation Center on Linsley Street at 7:00pm. Visitors are welcome and the task force is looking for additional members.

NEW!
The North Haven Clean Energy Task Force and the Town of North Haven have launched the North Haven Energy Efficiency Challenge!  Save Money, Help the Environment, Help the Town, and Help SARAH, INC.  Click Here to find out more: (pdf of the HES flyer)



Want to help? The Clean Energy Task Force is looking for more members -
Call Hugh Davis at 203-248-6685  or Kenny Foscue at 203-230-2488


For more information contact:

Hugh Davis
203-248-6685
hjdavis@comcast.net

The members of the North Haven Clean Energy Task Force are:
Hugh Davis
Sarah Baird 
Kenny Foscue
Caroline Dumont
Dr. David Cooper

The sub-committees of the North Haven Clean Energy Task Force are:
Publicity and Education
Grants
Outreach
Liaison to Government

Meetings:
2nd Monday each month, 7:00 p.m.
North Haven Recreation Center
8 Linsley Street

North Haven Energy Information:
Click Here for North Haven Energy Information

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Clean Energy/Energy Conservation Resources and Links:

Home Energy Resource Information:
Home Efficiency Resource Sheet (.pdf)

Energize Connecticut
http://energizect.com

CT Green Bank:
http://www.ctcleanenergy.com

US EPA Clean Energy Site:
http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/

The Institute for Sustainable Energy – Eastern CT State University:
http://www1.easternct.edu/sustainenergy/

Energy Guide: information on analyzing your energy use, buying products, finding contractors, etc:
http://www.aclaratech.com

US Department of Energy Site:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/

Department of Energy Tips:
http://energy.gov/energysaver/downloads/energy-saver-guide

Energy Planet Renewable Energy Directory:
http://www.energyplanet.info/

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/05/opinion/05herbert.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Clean Energy Task Force Newspaper Columns & Articles

North Haven Clean Energy Task Force Article 05/2008

Lower Your Electric Bill 06/2008 

Solar Power Article 08/2008 

Reasons Behind the Reason to Opt for Clean Energy 10/2008 

Clean Energy and the Economy 03/2009 

National Hanging Out Day 04/19/2009 

Energy Efficiency Forum 05/30/2009 

The Ant and the Grasshopper 10/2009 

Solar Power Forum 01/09/2010