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Fairfield Official Joins State Green Energy Board

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield’s Thomas Flynn will soon be helping the state find ways to encourage switching to green energy. Flynn, chairman of the Fairfield's Board of Finance, was appointed to the board of directors for the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority.

“Tom is a perfect fit for this commission and will help bring his considerable financial experience to bear in helping Connecticut find innovative and cost-effective ways to research and develop clean, renewable energy sources,” said state Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield, who recommended Flynn for the post.

CEFIA is a state agency designed to promote the spread of renewable energy in Connecticut. It will use a combination of public and private funding to help finance and guide cleaner power.

One of the group’s current projects is starting this year in Fairfield. The town was one of four chosen to pilot a program that lowers the cost of installing solar panels on residential homes.

Flynn, a member of Fairfield’s Board of Finance for seven years, is in his third year as its chairman. He is a certified public accountant and chief financial officer of Summit Business Media. He said in a statement he is “pleased to join Connecticut’s efforts” to balance economic and environmental issues.

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