Connecticut's already feeling the impact of our climate crisis. Record heatwaves, strong storms, an uptick in diseases like Lyme and EEE, and catastrophic flooding continue to devastate our towns and cities. If we don't take action, it's only going to get worse.
We need to cut emissions, invest in clean, renewable energy, and transition away from dirty fossil fuels if we want to make a meaningful impact on our climate crisis and grow our green economy.
GOV. LAMONT COMMITS TO ZERO-CARBON
On September 3, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont and Commissioner Katie Dykes of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) held a press conference to announce the Governor's third executive order. This order reestablishes the Governor's Council on Climate Change (GC3) with a more inclusive membership and set a goal to transition our state's electric grid to zero-carbon by 2040.
CTLCV attended the press conference and recorded the Governor's remarks, which can be viewed in their entirety above.
Clean energy is at the heart of our work to lower emissions and roll back the clock on our climate crisis. You can learn more about clean energy in general on our Clean Energy Issue Page. There you can find more information on the types of clean energy at use in our state as well as some of the latest news.
You can also sign our Clean Energy for All Pledge to vote for candidates who support transitioning to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050 or sooner. In 2018, we collected similar pledges from Connecticut candidates and lawmakers, including Gov. Lamont. This pledge was at the heart of many clean energy commitments and laws passed this year, and with 2020 just around the corner, we're doubling our efforts to make our leaders make fighting climate change their top priority!