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Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Climate Solutions

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register here for the Climate Solutions Webinar on April 1 at 12 pm to learn about how Connecticut’s Conservation and Load Management (C&LM) Plan helps the state meet its energy demand needs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while generating significant savings and benefits for customers. Every three years, the utilities, in consultation with DEEP and the Energy Efficiency Board, develop and implement this energy efficiency and demand management plan to achieve cost-effective energy savings across the state. Michael Li, Chief for the DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, will describe the portfolio of residential energy efficiency programs available in the C&LM Plan that can make energy more affordable. GC3 member Brenda Watson, Executive Director of Operation Fuel and member of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board, will also join to discuss efforts to mitigate Connecticut’s significant energy affordability challenge.

Speaker Bios

Michael Li, has served as the DEEP BETP Bureau Chief since August 2019 and also serves as the agency’s representative on Connecticut Green Bank Board of Directors. Prior to coming to Connecticut, he worked at the Department of Energy for nearly 10 years in a variety of roles, including Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Brenda Watson is the Executive Director of Operation Fuel, Inc., a Connecticut non-profit driven to reduce the home energy and water utility burden on low- and moderate-income Connecticut residents and is a member of the Connecticut Green Bank’s Board of Directors. Her professional career spans 20 years in the areas of transportation planning, municipal government, community organizing, program planning, as well as development and fundraising. Ms. Watson also serves on the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition as Board Secretary, CT League of Conservation Voters, and Water Planning Commission-Advisory Group. Ms. Watson was appointed by Governor Lamont to the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) and also served on the GC3 Equity and Environmental Justice Working Group.

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