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Sustainability, Green Infrastructure Advance

Statistics reflect Connecticut’s progress in sustainability, green infrastructure, and green investments.

When considering Connecticut’s progress in sustainability, green infrastructure, and green investments, a variety of statistics help to tell the story.  Among them:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy considers 13 percent of Connecticut’s electricity as coming from renewable resources, ranking the state 31st in the nation.  The majority of the renewable power comes from biomass and hydropower, as reported in the Connecticut Green Guide.
  • Connecticut’s transportation sector employees more green workers than any other industry in the state, with 8,238 green jobs.
  • In the Northeast, 76 percent of companies use at least one type of green technology or practice.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most popular green methods are:
  1. Energy efficiency
  2. Waste reduction
  3. Conserving natural resources
  4. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  5. Removing pollutants from workspace
  6. Generating onsite renewable energy
  • The U.S. Energy Information Agency reports that Connecticut ranks fifth in the nation among the states consuming the least amount of energy per capita.  The top ten:
  1. Rhode Island
  2. New York
  3. Hawaii
  4. California
  5. Connecticut
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Arizona
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Florida
  10. Vermont

There's more to the story, at http://ctbythenumbers.info/2013/02/19/sustainability-green-infrastructure-advance-in-ct/

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