The small state of Connecticut runs on natural gas & nuclear energy. In 2021, the Millstone nuclear power station generated a whopping 38% of the state’s electricity. The state is trying to diversify into renewables, but it doesn’t have the strongest wind resources. Instead, organizations like the Connecticut Green Bank are funneling money into solar energy solutions. The state government’s 2022 Clean & Renewable Energy Report contains more info on this trend.
Intrigued? Check out the listings of CT energy programs to get started on your education! If you’re into energy engineering, we also recommend a virtual visit to UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering and Yale’s Energy Sciences Institute (ESI). UConn collaborates with a number of unusual centers on all kinds of energy devices and systems. And it’s one of the few universities in New England to have developed a research partnership with the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).