(August 13, 2013) Tomorrow, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will join White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Governor Dannel Malloy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, State Senator John Fonfara, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding, for a news conference at the Parkville Senior Center, future site of the Parkville Neighborhood Microgrid.
The City of Hartford recently secured a $2 million grant under Connecticut’s Microgrid Pilot Program to fund the infrastructure which will power a school, a senior center, a library, a gas station, and a supermarket in the event of a blackout. The Microgrid project leverages the efficiency of concentrated urban development, is key to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, and secures Hartford’s position as a sustainability leader.
For more information, view the full text of the White House Climate Action Plan, or review a White House fact sheet that details how climate change is already impacting families and businesses in Connecticut.
WHO: Mayor Segarra, Nancy Sutley, Governor Malloy, Senator Blumenthal, State Senator Fonfara, Other Local Officials and Community Members
WHAT: News Conference on Energy Reliability and Climate Change
WHEN: Wednesday, August 14th, 2:00pm
WHERE: Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue Hartford, CT
For Immediate Release: August 13, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485