Connecticut Green Bank’s July Webinars Focus on Energy Affordability & Environmental Justice

“Promoting the Renewable Energy of Community” webinar series continues

Hartford, CT (June 16, 2021) – The Connecticut Green Bank proudly announces the July webinars in their “Promoting the Renewable Energy of Community” webinar series.

On Thursday, July 8, at 12 pm, the session will be “Energy Affordability: Obstacles & Solutions.” Energy affordability is a pressing issue, consistently affecting household budgets in Connecticut and the region. Join experts in breaking down programs and resources addressing high residential energy costs, obstacles that customers face in accessing solutions, and efforts to improve outcomes in Connecticut, including through empowerment initiatives in disadvantaged communities. Hosted by Green Bank staff, this session will feature Alycia D. Jenkins, Sierra Club Connecticut’s “Ready for 100” campaign organizer, and Stefanie Keohane, who oversees the Clean and Affordable Energy Unit at the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). To register visit

On Thursday, July 22, at 12 pm, join the Green Bank and special guests for a webinar titled “History of Environmental Justice in America and the Frontlines of Climate Justice Today in Connecticut.” Keynote remarks will be presented by Deeohn Ferris, President of the Institute for Sustainable Communities, on the history of Executive Order 12898 “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations” signed by President Clinton on February 11, 1994. What led our country to that moment? What happened as a result of that executive order? What are the lessons for environmental justice today? Then, Lonnie Reed, Chair of the Green Bank, will moderate a panel, including Representative Geraldo Reyes (75th District – Waterbury), and Brenda Watson (Executive Director of Operation Fuel), to discuss the climate justice issues in Connecticut today. To register, please visit

Information about the webinar series, including recordings of previous sessions, can be found at