Archive for August 2009

Rell joins opponents of Franklin ash landfill – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

Aug 27th, 2009 | By

Hartford, Conn. — Gov. M. Jodi Rell Wednesday formally joined opponents of a proposed ash landfill in Franklin, providing a soap-opera ending to a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol. via Rell joins opponents of Franklin ash landfill – Norwich Bulletin.



Gift to provide signage for town’s open space trails – The New Britain Herald News : New Britain, Conn., and surrounding areas (newbritainherald.com)

Aug 27th, 2009 | By

BERLIN — The town has established a tradition of acquiring open space in the past few years. Wednesday, through the generosity of KBE Building Corp. of Farmington, formerly Konover Construction Corp., Mayor Adam Salina accepted a $1,500 check from Konover to the town. via Gift to provide signage for town’s open space trails – The

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Event: Plant Dune Grasses: It’s a Good Project, Sept. 11, East Lyme | thissphere.blogspot.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Go Plant Dune Grasses: It's a Good Project, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme | thissphere.blogspot.com: “This dune grass planting is the first stage in a significant restoration project. Bride Brook hosts one of the premier river herring runs in the state.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Kingswood-Oxford To Hold Ribbon Cutting For New Building — Courant.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Kingswood-Oxford To Hold Ribbon Cutting For New Building — Courant.com: “The building plan calls for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, providing an independent third-party verification that the project is environmentally responsible.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Telling Both Sides of the LNG Story | pb update

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Telling Both Sides of the LNG Story | pb update: “The truth is that if Weaver’s Cove is ever built, it will be unnecessary and underutilized.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Jobs: Solar System Designer — Residential Technical Sales, Sunlight Solar | CT Environmental Headlines

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Job: Solar System Designer — Residential Technical Sales, Sunlight Solar | CT Environmental Headlines: Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate for a sales and residential technical position in Westchester County, NY. Job Description: 1. Follow-up with customers that have already contacted Sunlight Solar Energy2. Meet and explain solar electricity to customers3. Perform

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Sherwood Mill Pond park back on track – Westport News

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Sherwood Mill Pond park back on track – Westport News: “The former Allen’s Clam House site is a humble site that offers wonderful views of the Sherwood Mill Pond and it will stay that way except that it will be turned into a wetlands park.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Roxbury Planners Refer New POCD to Selectmen | Voices

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Roxbury Planners Refer New POCD to Selectmen | Voices: “ROXBURY – The Planning Commission, meeting Thursday, August 13, approved a motion to refer the 2009 amendment of Roxbury’s Plan of Conservation and Development, pursuant to Connecticut General Statute 8-23, to the Board of Selectmen, Regional Planning Agency and the Town Clerk.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Rell, Blumenthal Caution Against Franklin Landfill — Courant.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Rell, Blumenthal Caution Against Franklin Landfill — Courant.com: “HARTFORD — – Gov. M. Jodi Rell and state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday raised the ante in a campaign by residents and lawmakers in southeastern Connecticut to stop the state’s trash agency from putting an ash landfill in Franklin, near the Shetucket River.” Provided by

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Business: Danbury-based Technipower grows with the sun – NewsTimes.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Danbury-based Technipower grows with the sun – NewsTimes.com: “Danbury-based Technipower LLC has come out with Instant Solar, a solar photovoltaic system designed to save installers time and money, the company said.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: Cleantech Forum Boston

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Cleantech Forum Sept. 8-10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center: “Cleantech Forum XXIII in Boston, Sept. 8-10, 2009, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will have a strong focus on governmental programs given that policy-makers worldwide have pledged billions in capital to clean technologies.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: Fairfield County/East Coast Greenway Bicycle & Pedestrian Summit $10 | Eventbrite

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Fairfield County/East Coast Greenway Bicycle & Pedestrian Summit Thursday Oct. 22, 2009, UConn Stamford, $10 – Eventbrite: Newman’s Own Foundation sponsors the Fairfield County/East Coast Greenway Bicycle & Pedestrian Summit, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2009, at UConn, Stamford to: * Heighten public awareness of bicycling, walking and public transit as

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Business: Mad Hatter Lamp Recycling Program | lampcompactor.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Mad Hatter Lamp Recycling Program | lampcompactor.com: “Mad Hatter Lamp Recycling Program: A cost effective, simple to use nationwide box recycling program and pollution prevention service, designed to recycle smaller quantities of spent fluorescent lamps. Prepaid recycling made simple!” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: GE Energy to Acquire Offshore Wind Turbine Supplier ScanWind of Norway – Renewable Energy World

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

GE Energy to Acquire Offshore Wind Turbine Supplier ScanWind of Norway – Renewable Energy World: “Morphic Technologies AB has signed an agreement to sell ScanWind to GE Energy. ScanWind Group AS, headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, was founded in 1999 to develop and commercialize direct drive wind turbine technology suitable for offshore deployment.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



A Historic Win for Green Shareholders | GreenBiz.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

A Historic Win for Green Shareholders | GreenBiz.com: “For decades, shareholder activists have filed dozens, if not hundreds, of resolutions with public companies asking them to improve their environmental policies and practices. Not one passed — until this year. The breakthrough vote came in May at IdaCorp., a $988-million a year utility company and independent

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Are We Dooming Ourselves With Green Innovation?

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Are We Dooming Ourselves With Green Innovation?: “For some, not enough of this skepticism about innovation is being applied to our green tech and clean tech revolutions. Right now, creating cheap energy out of wind, for instance, seems like a fine idea. But is it? Are we really prepared as a society to deal with

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Industrial Launderer Will Pay $525,000 for Clean Water Act Violations | US EPA

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Industrial Launderer Will Pay $525,000 for Clean Water Act Violations | US EPA: “AmeriPride Service, Inc., an industrial launderer with a facility in Hartford, Connecticut, will pay a $525,000 penalty under the terms of a settlement for alleged violations of federal and state clean water laws and a government-issued permit. The settlement was announced jointly

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State Environmental Watchdog Threatened | Hartford Advocate

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Watchdog Threatened: Environmentalists say the governor’s plans for the Council on Environmental Quality will destroy it | Hartford Advocate: “Ever heard of the Council on Environmental Quality? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But if the CEQ is folded into the state Department of Environmental Protection as Gov. M. Jodi Rell is proposing, ending its 38-year

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Dead Clams on Long Island’s Atlantic Beaches? | thissphere.blogspot.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Dead Clams on Long Island's Atlantic Beaches? | thissphere.blogspot.com: Someone sent Tom Andersen a note today that dead clams are washing ashore and clam shells are piling up 10 inches deep. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New Web Site Explores The Sound | TheDay.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

New Web Site Explores The Sound | TheDay.com: “A newly enhanced Web site created by the University of Connecticut in cooperation with the state Department of Environmental Protection allows users to explore Long Island Sound with state-of-the-art technology and a new video program.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com