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Public Toolkits

Public toolkits are an essential resource for individuals and organizations seeking to make a positive impact in their communities. These toolkits offer a comprehensive set of resources including templates, guides, and best practices. The impact of public toolkits is multifaceted, ranging from increased awareness and education to increased engagement and action.


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Research Studies

Environmental justice and renewable energy research are crucial for ensuring a sustainable future for our planet. By prioritizing the needs of marginalized communities and promoting equal access to clean energy, we can improve public health, reduce pollution, and mitigate the effects of climate change. This research also has the potential to create new jobs and stimulate economic growth in the renewable energy sector. Ultimately, investing in environmental justice and renewable energy research is a critical step towards a more equitable and sustainable world.

Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind in Connecticut

Applied Economics Clinic researchers prepared a policy brief that assesses the economic impacts associated with installing and operating 2,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind resources in Connecticut to meet the State’s 2030 target. Connecticut’s offshore wind industry could create a total of 39,880 in-state job-years between 2024 and 2049 as well as an estimated $5,529 million in state economic output and $4,190 million in labor income.

Impact Research: Connecticut Voters Offshore Wind Poll

IMPACT Research conducted an offshore wind poll and found that Connecticut voters overwhelmingly support building offshore wind energy in the state with strong labor standards. The poll found that Connecticut voters believe offshore wind energy will improve the economy and support requiring developers to provide living wages and workplace safety protections for the jobs offshore wind will create.

The Financial Case for Net-Zero Energy Schools

An informational guide of research prepared by the Climate Jobs National Resource Center and UndauntedK12. The report finds that districts and states can save money by pursuing “net-zero” in all new school construction and leveraging every renovation project to reduce building emissions and enhance climate resilience.

High Road Labor and Renewable Energy

Research Digest shares research on the influence of high road labor policies and practices on renewable energy costs, decarbonization pathways, and labor outcomes.

A Guide to Zero Energy and Zero Energy Ready K–12 Schools

Buildings account for nearly 40% of the energy consumed in the United States (EIA n.d.), and reducing that energy use offers many benefits to owners, occupants, and communities. Learn how school buildings, can work towards zero-energy goals.

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Solar On Connecticut Schools 2023 Report

More and more schools in Connecticut are adopting solar energy. School solar installations provide clean energy at reduced costs compared to electricity from the grid, along with a number of co-benefits. People's Action For Clean Energy (PACE) shares a comprehensive report.

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