|By encouraging your legislators to vote to pass SB-999, you’re advocating for:Workforce Development: help working-class families in Connecticut access clean technology careers by requiring developers to partner with approved in-state apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. Currently, renewable energy developers regularly hire out-of-state workers. A clean energy transition is underway, and we must ensure Connecticut’s workers aren’t left behind.|
Prevailing Wage: prevent state procurements and other large state-funded projects from driving down the market value of labor. Under the proposed legislation, prevailing wage would be required for utility-scale or grid-connected projects that are assisted by the state (excludes residential installations).
Community Benefits Agreement:ensure that host communities of renewable energy projects receive real benefits from renewable energy projects by requiring developers to negotiate community benefits agreements. This codifies the industry best practice for community outreach.
Learn more about SB 999: https://ctclimateandjobs.org/ct-climate-jobs-initiative/