Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food…our air…our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

Clean Energy Wind Turbine Sun

Empowering Clean Energy Communities

Connecticut has a great way to connect skilled volunteers and residents to local energy planning and policy efforts: the Clean Energy Task Force. There are more than 60 task forces across the state.

Press Releases

June 1, 2017

"President Trump needs to stop getting his news from Twitter. Climate change is real and it's happening right now. We spent years negotiating a truly great accomplishment in global diplomacy in order to preserve life as we know it. We owe it to our children to act now. Instead, the President seems committed to sticking his head in the sand. "

May 31, 2017

Community leaders and organizations call on Dynegy to collaborate on a just transition for workers and residents.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Awarding Clairton Coke Works the Closed Windows Award
April 4, 2016

Did you hear the recent news? The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), the primary agency that deals with air pollution in Pittsburgh and the surrounding county, reached a deal with US Steel to reduce emissions from the Clairton Coke Works. They announced it on Good Friday, but it should have been Groundhog Day because it's giving me a serious case of déjà vu.

December 1, 2015

This week kicks off the highly anticipated Conference of the Parties (#COP21) meeting in Paris. Virtually every country in the world has agreed to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and this meeting will hash out how exactly how the world can reach our collective goal. World leaders agree that the climate is changing rapidly, the impacts are happening now, humans activities are the leading cause, and the world needs to take action, now.

November 13, 2015

While testifying before the Massachusetts legislature on proposed carbon pricing legislation, two Somerville High School students used humor to expose the legislation’s opponents.