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Monday, October 15, 2012

Renewable Energy Non-Profit Picks Connecticut Solar Program To Receive SLICE Award


The film industry has the Oscars, the television industry has the Emmys and Broadway has the Tony Awards. And if you're in the business of creating renewable energy programs for state government agencies, there is  the State Leadership in Clean Energy or SLICE Awards.

Okay, so maybe the name doesn't get your heart beating a little faster like the other three awards I just mentioned. But the folks at the state's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority were proud enough about it to let us know on Monday that the agency is being honored for its Connecticut Solar Lease program.

The Connecticut Solar Lease program was of seven winners in the State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards, sponsored by the Clean Energy States Alliance. The Montpelier, Vt.-based non-profit works with state and federal leaders as well as energy industry officials to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The Connecticut Solar Lease program was one of three award winners from New England. The other two were the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Pilot Program and the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission's Residential Wood-Pellet Boiler Rebate program (whomever comes up with these names must get paid by the letter).

The SLICE Awards honor state programs that in the words of the Clean Energy States Alliance "are most effectively accelerating adoption of clean energy technologies."

The link to the Clean Energy States Alliance above will allow you to review detailed information about the seven award winners as well as the awards contest itself.









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