Senators Joseph I. Lieberman, Richard Blumenthal and Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statements after today's dedication of the fuel cell power plant installed at Central Connecticut State University.
"Connecticut is the world leader in fuel cell technology, and this power plant will help solidify Connecticut's image as a clean energy leader while providing students with an opportunity to learn about the technology first hand," said Senator Lieberman. "This type of initiative will lead to fewer emissions, a cleaner environment, and a more secure energy future for our country."
"I want to congratulate CCSU for its forward-thinking investment in a Connecticut-made product that will keep energy costs down and promote the environmental and economic benefits of clean energy for generations to come," said Senator Blumenthal. "CCSU serves as a model for smart investment in clean energy, demonstrating the clear benefit to our environment and what Connecticut's growing fuel cell industry can offer as a competitor on the global stage."
"With the addition of this new fuel cell power plant, Connecticut continues to be a leader in clean energy technologies," said Congressman Larson. "I applaud Central Connecticut State University for doing their part in reducing both energy costs and their impact on the environment. Even as our economic recovery is hampered by rising energy costs and partisan politics I continue to be encouraged by the innovation of our local businesses and universities."
The fuel cell power plant will provide clean energy to the university resulting in more than $100,000 in energy savings per year.