DEEP: Connecticut's Climate Actions Through Time

Connecticut's Climate Actions Through Time

Year  CT Accomplishments
2015
 
 
 
2014
 
 
 
2013
 
 
 
2011
 
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection established, integrating environmental and energy policy
 
2010
 
 
CT initiates modeling and in-depth analysis of Strategies to meet CT greenhouse gas targets
 
CT DEP and CT Business and Industry Association hold CT Summit on Business Sustainability
 
Adaptation Subcommittee of Governor's Steering Committee on Climate Change (GSC) issues The Impacts of Climate Change on Connecticut Agriculture, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Public Health
 
 
CT is one of eleven states to launch the Transportation and Climate Initiative
 
2009
 
 
Governor's Steering Committee on Climate Change (GSC) Adaptation Subcommittee is formed
 
 
US EPA approves waiver allowing California GHG emissions standard for cars to be implemented in the 14 states in which it was adopted, including CT
 
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, including CT, sign a Memorandum of Understanding on a Low Carbon Fuel Standard
 
 
2008
 
CT Global Warming Solutions Act (Public Act 08-98) reaffirms CT's commitment to GHG targets for 2020 and 2050
 
CT and Northeastern States participate in the first auction of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the first cap and trade program in the nation 
 
CT signs the Governors' Declaration on Climate Change at Yale University
2007
 
A 6-month stakeholder dialogue reviews progress toward implementation of the CT Climate Change Action Plan and develops additional GHG reduction strategies
 
An Act Concerning Electricity and Energy Efficiency (Public Act 07-242) requires energy efficiency to be treated as a "resource of first choice" in meeting electricity demand, increases the Renewable Portfolio Standard to 20% from Class I resources, creates a home heating oil efficiency program, and expands appliance efficiency standards
 
2006
 
 
2005
 
Governor's Steering Committee on Climate Change finalizes the CT Climate Change Action Plan and submits it to the General Assembly 
 
2004
 
An Act Concerning Climate Change (Public Act 04-252) establishes CT-specific GHG goals that align with the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) regional goals
 
9-Month stakeholder dialogue develops recommended actions to reduce CT GHG emissions, the 2004 Connecticut Stakeholder Recommendations
 
2003
 
 
2002
 
CT state agencies hold forum to establish framework for state climate change program to meet New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premieres (NEG/ECP) goals
 
2001
 
CT helps spearhead first international, multi-jurisdictional climate change initiative in the world by signing the NEG/ECP 2001 Climate Change Action Plan and agreeing to regional GHG reductions: 1990 levels by 2010, 10% below 1990 levels by 2020, and 75-85% below 2001 levels by 2050 
 
 
 
 
Content Last Edited May 2015