Connecticut Green Bank named finalist in national awards
Published 11:17 am, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Connecticut Green Bank has been named one of seven finalists in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition.
Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government will host the competition in Cambridge where a national selection committee will decide the $100,000 grand prize winner. Established in 2011, the green bank uses public and private funds to scale-up renewable energy deployment and energy efficiency projects across the state.
"We created the (the bank) to accelerate the deployment of clean energy in our state in order to promote energy security and economic growth, create new jobs in the clean energy sector, and address climate change,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said.
This is the third time a Connecticut initiative has been honored since the American Government Awards began in 1985.