Local Connecticut Chambers in Action on Clean Energy: December 2017 Update

Bridgeport Chamber Cheers Project Expected to Deliver $3 Million in Tax Revenue. A longstanding leader in attracting new clean energy investments, the Bridgeport Chamber is now supporting a new plan to make the city the first in the nation to install an innovative, reliable, and cost-effective energy technology known as a thermal loop that will convert waste heat into heating and hot water and distribute it through a network of underground pipes. More.

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Local Chamber Leaders Line Up to Drive EVs, Learn About Clean Energy Investments. At the recent annual conference of the New England Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, more than 40 local chamber leaders had the opportunity to put their foot to the pedal of new EV’s: Chevy Bolts and Volts. “I never knew how many rebates existed for electric vehicles at the state and federal level and now want to have a ride-and-drive at one of our upcoming chamber events,” said Kathy Brady, Executive Director of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. More.

Hartford Chamber supports pitch for new headquarters for Amazon, a clean-energy giant. When Amazon, the largest purchaser of renewable energy in 2016, announced its plan to open a second major warehouse, many cities jumped at the opportunity to submit a proposal—the City of Hartford among them. “Should we compete? Absolutely, we should compete,” said Oz Griebel, former President of MetroHartford Alliance. More.

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Bridgeport’s Jeff Bishop recognized for leadership on clean energy financing. Jeff Bishop, Economic Development Director at the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, received a Connecticut Green Bank PACE-Setter award for outstanding leadership. Bishop has been a driving force in using Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) to aid economic development in the Bridgeport region.

If you would like more information, please contact Jessica Bergman at Jessica@chambersforinnovation.com