Clean Energy Task Force
The purpose of the Clean Energy Task Force is to advise the Mayor and Common Council, conduct research, and make recommendations to improve energy efficiency and conservation, decrease energy costs, promote renewable energy, and reduce harmful energy-related environmental impacts in the City of Middletown. The Task Force also evaluates the latest technology for producing electricity from sources that are clean, sustainable and emission-free, such as wind turbines, photovoltaics, low-flow water turbines, geothermal and methane gas (Connecticut Class I Renewable), and makes applicable recommendations.
Climate Emergency Resolution
In 2020, the City of Middletown unanimously approved the Climate Emergency Resolution linked below.
Middletown Energy Plan
In 2019, the City of Middletown approved the Energy Plan linked below. The Clean Energy Task Force is currently working on updating the plan.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS AND INCENTIVES
Follow the links below for more information on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency.
How You Can Reduce Your Energy Usage and Make the Transition from Fossil Fuels! Check out the following links!
- Home Energy Audit
- ·Solar and Battery Storage
- Heat Pumps
- Heat Pump Water Heaters
Consider an electric vehicle as your next car. They are totally fun to drive and require much less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles
Electric Yard Tools: ·
Try out battery-powered yard tools, such as mowers, leaf blowers, weed wackers, hedge trimmers, pruners, chainsaws, pressure washers.
Benefits to using battery-powered or corded electric tools:
- Healthier to use: no exhaust to breathe in
- Quieter: less likelihood of hearing loss
- Generally light weight: less strain on the body
- Less maintenance: no more changing spark plugs or fuel filters; no more stabilizing or draining the fuel before storage. You just need to keep them clean and store them in a dry location.
- Usually smaller than gas-powered equipment, so easier to store
- Not subject to the fluctuation of gas prices
Interested in making your business greener? Check out the links below for information and rebates/incentives.
● Request a no-cost, no obligation energy assessment of your business through SBEA (small businesses) or the Commercial and Municipal Energy Assessment Program
● Solar and Battery Storage
● Use electric vehicles for transportation, newer EVs have a much longer range, and they require less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles. Also, add an EV charger to your business – plenty of incentives available!
● Install energy efficient lighting.
Middletown Clean Energy Projects
Renewable Energy Projects
- Clean Energy Taskfoce 2016 Yearly Schedule (PDF)
- Clean Energy 2017 Yearly Schedule (PDF)
- Clean Energy 2018 Yearly Schedule Amended (PDF)
- Clean Energy Taskforce 2016 Yearly Schedule Amended (PDF)
- Clean Energy Taskforce 2015 Yearly Schedule (PDF)
- Clean Energy Taskforce 2017 Yearly Schedule 2nd Amended (PDF)
- Clean Energy Taskforce 2017 Yearly Schedule Amended (PDF)
- Clean Energy Taskforce 2018 Yearly Schedule (PDF)