The Connecticut Greenbank and the 2016 Yale Environmental Performance Index collaborated to develop a scorecard to assess municipal support for clean energy technologies in Connecticut. Local governments are key drivers of the small-scale solar power sector, with municipal policies setting the playing field for homeowners and solar photovoltaic (PV) firms. In Connecticut, the General Assembly has established a renewable energy portfolio standard requiring in-state utilities to obtain at least 23 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The state government also requires building codes to have energy efficiency standards, allows permit fee waivers for renewable energy developers, and has directed state agencies and universities to purchase more and more renewable energy. The scorecard enables local Connecticut governments to measure how much their programs support the adoption of new clean energy systems in their jurisdictions. 

The scorecard is available online, along with an overview of its key findings.