Sen. Hwang: Fairfield a “Leader in Energy Conservation”

October 14, 2015

Town Recognized at Oct. 14 Clean Energy Communities Award Ceremony

Sen. Tony Hwang holds a plaque honoring Fairfield for its environmental stewardship and commitment to clean energy. Environmental advocates and elected officials honored the town on Oct. 14 for its conservation efforts.

As part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, Eversource, The United illuminating Company and the Connecticut Green Bank on Oct. 14 honored Fairfield and other municipalities participating in the nationally-recognized Clean Energy Communities (CEC) program. Members of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were present to recognize the municipalities on their accomplishments.

“Fairfield is a recognized leader in energy conservation and renewable energy use efforts,” Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) said during a ceremony at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. “That leadership and that energy efficiency is saving taxpayers and businesses money. It is great to see Fairfield be a role model for the rest of the state when it comes to environmental advocacy and reducing our carbon footprint. Congratulations to town employees and particularly Assistant Director of Public Works Ed Boman for all their excellent work.”

The CEC program is helping Connecticut municipalities take control of their energy consumption through energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. To participate in the CEC program, municipal leaders pledged to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent and support renewable energy by 20 percent by 2018.

Energize Connecticut helps people save money and use clean energy. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.