PORTLAND &>&> First Selectwoman Susan Bransfield recently signed a pledge to commit the town to the Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes Connecticut municipalities to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of clean and renewable energy.

Under the Clean Energy Communities program, Portland pledges to reduce its municipal building energy consumption 20 percent by 2018, and to voluntarily purchase 20 percent of its municipal electrical needs from clean, renewable sources by 2018.

Since November 2004, Portland has been a statewide leader in promoting energy efficiency and clean energy use. A longtime supporter of the Clean Energy Communities program, the town was the second in the state to become an original Clean Energy Community.

Through participation in energy-saving and renewable energy programs, Portland can earn points towards rewards. For more details, visit EnergizeCT.com or call 1.877.WISE.USE.

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