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Clean Energy Lobby Day
May 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
• What we’ll do
Join us at the Capitol for
CLIMATE LOBBY DAY
Saturday, May 5—12 p.m.
Sick and tired of climate change being ignored by EPA, NASA, and other government agencies? Want more science and accountability in the laws that protect your air? Think your state leaders have an obligation to act this year on critical climate legislation?
You’re in luck! Your legislators are in session next Saturday, May 5, and we’ve organized a Climate Lobby Day 101 so you can take advantage of this rare opportunity to talk to your public servants on a weekend when they’re making important decisions about the air you breathe.
Help save Connecticut’s clean air, clean jobs, and clean economy by joining CFE, co-hosts Rep. David Arconti and Rep. Devin Carney (co-chairs of the bipartisan Clean Energy Caucus), the CT Building Council, along with other clean energy leaders like Rep. Tim Ackert, members of the Energy and Technology Committee, and many allies.
Bring a friend or the whole family and make a day of it at our beautiful State Capitol and help save the planet!
If you have any questions, contact Melissa at [masked].
Some Climate Legislation currently being considered:
Shared Solar SB 336
Shared Solar is not only a necessary part of getting CT to 100% renewable energy but it also allows those who can’t install solar at home more control of how their energy is produced. We must keep up the pressure to pass Shared Solar this year! Click here to send a Twitter message asking leaders to pass Shared Solar.
Good & Bad in Energy Bill SB 9
SB 9 increases renewable energy targets and energy efficiency standards because the public demanded it.
However there are also changes to net metering which would make it less attractive to install renewable energy systems and slow down solar growth in Connecticut. The bill needs to amended to improve or at least not harm our net metering rules.
Climate Bill SB 7
SB 7’s climate targets & sea level rise measures are positive steps to meet the states climate commitments, and to plan better for climate change along our coast. The bill has broad support, but it isn’t moving. We need to hold legislative leaders accountable for getting this bill passed.
Here’s the plan:
Learn about critical legislation that needs your support to get over the finish line this session.
Get talking points about important clean energy policies and tips on how to your message across effectively.
You’ll be introduced to your state senator and representative or write personal letters urging action.
Whether you’re a seasoned advocate or new to legislative activism, we’ll be with you every step of the way—so bring a friend or the whole family and make a difference by joining us on Saturday!
What: Climate and Clean Energy Lobby Day
When: Saturday, May 5 at noon
Where: State Capitol, Hartford [for directions and parking, click here.]
Meet: Room 310 (Old Appropriations Room) or meet a liaison at the security entrance to the Capitol at 11:55 and they’ll walk you up
Co-sponsors: Sierra Club CT, CT League of Conservation Voters, Clean Water Action, 350 CT, Environment Connecticut, Ashford Clean Energy Task Force, CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, and Efficiency for All.