The Branford Clean Energy Committee was created by the First Selectman in 2019 to implement energy-related recommendations of Branford’s 2019 Plan of Conservation and Development and the State’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy (2018). The charge of the committee is to lead the Branford community in achieving or surpassing the State of Connecticut greenhouse gas emission reduction targets of 45% below the 2001 level by 2030 and 80% below the 2001 level by 2050.
These goals will be achieved through increased energy efficiency and transition to renewable energy, resulting in improved public health and lower energy costs for the Town of Branford and its residents. The committee provides information to residents, businesses and Town departments, boards and commissions about how to reduce energy use and adopt renewable energy technologies, including helping to connect them to available incentive programs that reduce the initial costs and increase the savings.
Two ongoing projects are: