September 13, 2011 | last updated May 31, 2012 9:13 pm

Seven seated on CT Clean Energy panel

Connecticut's top economic promoter Catherine Smith will chair the revamped Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, the governor's office says.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday seated Smith, commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, and six others to the panel.

The panel will institute new initiatives that will drive innovation and boost the use of environmentally friendly energy in the state, Malloy said.

Daniel C. Esty, commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and State Treasurer Denise Nappier, or their designees, will serve as ex officio members. Legislative leaders also have four appointments.

The governor's at-large appointees: Mark Cirilli of Norwalk, co-founder and managing director of MissionPoint Capital Partners; Mun Young Choi of Storrs, dean of engineering and a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Connecticut; Reed Hundt of Washington, D.C., CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital and principal of REH Advisors; and John Olsen of Clinton, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.

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