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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Energy Efficiency Efforts in Cheshire Spotlighted on CPTV Program

Connecticut Public Television's cameras will be trained on Cheshire later this month as part of a three-part series on energy conservation efforts around the state.

The series, "Empowering Connecticut" will air all three of its half hour episodes back-to-back on June 23rd beginning at 8:30 p.m. Cheshire is featured in one of the segments because of the town's involvement in the statewide Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge.

The competition, which involves Cheshire and 13 other communities around the state, is designed to see which can reduce their energy consumption the most. The goal is to get at least 1,000 people in each of the communities to cut their energy usage by 20 percent.

Towns with the highest scores will receive premiums such as electric car-charging stations and solar-powered LED lighting systems.

The segment featuring Cheshire also involves the town's Energy Commission, which serves the community in an advisory capacity.

The series is hosted and produced by environmental journalist, Christina DeFranco, and has WTNH's Bob Wilson serving as a featured contributor.

Empowering Connecticut showcases Connecticut residents, businesses, and communities that are finding creative and comparatively inexpensive ways to conserve energy. The series is produced in partnership with the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund.

Shown in the photo above (left to right) are: CPTV Photographer Michael Dunphy, Segment Produce Virginia Fisher, Neighbor to Neighbor Community Organizer Crystal Nosal, Reporter Bob Wilson and Michael Ecke, a student volunteer from Cheshire High School.


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