Draft Branford energy plan aims for 100 percent ‘clean’ renewable electricity by 2040

The cover of Branford's new energy plan, dated July 27, 2020.

BRANFORD — For the first time, the town has a draft long-term energy plan in place that will guide its energy use and pursuit of sustainable “clean energy” solutions over time, following the Board of Selectmen’s unanimous approval of the document by the Branford Clean Energy Ad Hoc Committee.

In a response to concerns expressed by resident Wayne Cooke and others about a lack of of public input, the plan, at selectmen’s direction, was posted on the town’s website as a draft. There is an accompanying link to a form for comments and questions.

“The plan outlines a path to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and 100 percent clean renewable electricity by 2040, consistent with the goals adopted by the State of Connecticut in 2018,” the committee said in a release.

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