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Farmington Goes Green!

The town of Farmington participates in clean energy financing program.

The following press release was submitted by Rose Ponte, Farmington's new economic development director. 

On December 10, 2013  Farmington Town Council authorized the town manager to  partner with the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (“CEFIA”)  to offer a clean energy financing program for commercial and industrial properties located in Farmington. Farmington commercial property owners can receive 100% upfront low –cost and longer term financing for clean energy improvements to their properties. The upfront funding for the energy improvements costs will be repaid through a benefit assessment charge on their property tax bill. This innovative financing model will allow building owners to access cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy. Farmington joins one of the fastest growing PACE programs in the country, with over 6o Connecticut municipalities participating and over 15 million dollars leveraged over the past 10 months. C-PACE is administered by the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) as part of the State’s Energize Connecticut initiative, which is intended to help consumers save money and use clean energy. Kathy Eagen  sees this as a fantastic economic development tool and a tremendous opportunity for Farmington businesses.

“Participation in the C-PACE program is one of several initiatives Farmington is undertaking to improve energy efficiency and support clean energy measures throughout the town, said Kathy Eagen, town manager. C-PACE will allow our businesses to reduce energy costs, upgrade their buildings and remain competitive”  

CEFIA was established by Connecticut’s General Assembly on July 1, 2011 as a part of Public Act 11-80. This new quasi-public agency supersedes the former Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. CEFIA’s mission is to help ensure Connecticut’s energy security and community prosperity by realizing its environmental and economic opportunities through clean energy finance and investments. As the nation’s first full-scale clean energy finance authority, CEFIA will leverage public and private funds to drive investment and scale-up clean energy deployment in Connecticut. For more information about CEFIA, please visit www.ctcleanenergy.com.

Farmington businesses should contact Rose Ponte, Economic Development Director for more information, or visit http://www.c-pace.com/

Paul Chotkowski January 03, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Yet another example of the hubris of Progressive Collectivists! They know better; therefore, the State at their direction should use its monopoly on force to take money at the point of a gun from one group of citizens and redistribute it to another “favored right-voting” group of citizens. In doing so we teach the Sheeple that only thru the intervention of the State can the economy be managed and “proper” goals be achieved. After all what bank would lend a company money for a project that made economic sense [especially after Dodd-Frank]? In our Constitutionally limited Democratic Republic, the role of government is NOT to pick economic winners and losers. The role of government is NOT to take my money under penalty of law and give it to companies so that they can “improve” their energy efficiency and profits. The role of government is NOT to create so many rules, regulations, and taxes so that we pay the second highest energy costs in the country and the role of government is NOT to manage the economy. CEFIA is another government narcotics dealer attempting to hook yet another segment of the citizenry on the drug of government dependency. Just say no! Keep your hand-outs and I will keep my hard earn money now that’s fairness I can support!
Brian C. Duffy January 03, 2014 at 11:08 PM
"…hard earn (sic) money…."??? at 2:23 PM on a work day? Does your boss know you're ranting on the internet, Paul?
Paul Chotkowski January 04, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Mr Duffy, apparently still a card carrying member of the Saul Alinsky [founder of modern American community organizing] and his Rules for Radicals fanboy club, well done, ATTACK THE MESSENGER - IGNORE THE MESSAGE! I fully understand that in your radical egalitarian world where social justice reigns supreme everyone has a job and a boss and is ultimate a slave [oops surf, oops again, employee, naw prole yeah that works] working for the collective good [aka the State]. But in Free America, liberty, freedom, individual responsibility, entrepreneurialism, and the actual free market [not croney capitalism / merchentializm / fascism] still exists. So for a small while longer until Progressive Collectivists have their way, I can still be my own boss, work for myself, enjoy the fruits of my labor and not be held captive to the overseer’s lash! But thank you for your concern, I am certain that you had only my best at heart. Now about that dope dealing CEFIA and its attempt to hook yet another segment of the citizenry on the drug of government dependency anything of value to add?

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