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Commissions to review energy use in Brookfield and Bethel

July 20th, 2010

BROOKFIELD — Officials in Brookfield and Bethel have created energy commissions to see how to save money. There is a social mission as well — promoting energy conservation.Having been approved recently, both commissions will organize and elect leaders, but the members have an interest and expertise in energy issues. via Commissions to review energy use

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Brookfield Establishes Energy Commission

July 16th, 2010

Brookfield has joined a growing number of munici­palities in Connecticut that have established commissions to review energy usage in municipal operations and provide insight to residents on how they could make their homes operate on fewer kilowatts. via Brookfield Establishes Energy Commission – News – Housatonic Times.

Brothers Relocate Solar Energy Firm – Business – Housatonic Times

February 17th, 2010

Joshua Ross, a partner in the Ross Solar Group of Brookfield, said the energy systems the company installs in homes and small businesses in the Tri-state area can usually lower average monthly electrical costs “by 70 to 80 percent.” Ross and his brother, Jason, recently moved the company, which has about 10 staff members, from

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Federal Energy Regulators to Hear Connecticut Complaint Regarding Undelivered Electricity | Gov. M. Jodi Rell

August 25th, 2009

Governor Rell: Federal Energy Regulators to Hear State’s Complaint Regarding Undelivered Electricity | Gov. M. Jodi Rell: Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has confirmed it will investigate the state’s complaint that two energy companies that received more than $50 million in ratepayer money to provide power never

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Brookfield scraps 4-day work week – The Connecticut Post Online

January 8th, 2009

Brookfield scraps 4-day work week – The Connecticut Post Online: “BROOKFIELD — The Board of Selectmen on Monday unanimously agreed to end the town’s four-day workweek. The town moved to a four-day schedule in October, hoping to realize savings of 20 percent on energy costs, according to First Selectman Robert Silvaggi, who said actual savings

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Four-day work week draws criticism | The Brookfield Journal

November 19th, 2008

Four-day work week draws criticism | The Brookfield Journal: “Board of Finance Chairman Ernesto Nepomuceno says he has received ‘comments from a lot of people in town who are not in favor of the four-day work week’ for municipal employees at the town hall. First Selectman Robert Silvaggi has said that the program would be

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Town to try 4-day week | The Brookfield Journal

September 26th, 2008

Town to try 4-day week | The Brookfield Journal: “In response to a petition from municipal employees, Brookfield Town Hall operations are tentatively scheduled to operate on a four-day work week over a 60-day trial period starting next month in an effort to conserve municipal energy costs, reduce the weekly commuting distances for workers and

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107th District candidates face off | The Brookfield Journal

September 19th, 2008

107th District candidates face off | The Brookfield Journal: “Mr. Stevenson said that he looks to ‘good, progressive legislators’ for examples of how to improve things, adding that he believes he would serve the district better than Mr. Scribner has done but would ‘draw from’ the veteran legislator’s experience in order to be effective in

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Companies Strike Deal to Bring Organic Recycling to Connecticut

November 6th, 2013

All those leftovers we end up trashing can really pile up. In fact, according to the website Earth911, an estimated 100 billion pounds of food is wasted each year in the U.S. With a partnership formed last week, two companies are looking to capitalize on all that organic material in Connecticut. According to a press

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Natural gas pipeline expansion to Danbury proposed

October 10th, 2013

Spectra’s proposal, which must be approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, would mean replacing about 8 miles of pipeline between Southeast, N.Y., to the Interstate 84/Route 7 interchange in Danbury. The pipeline now is 26 inches in diameter; the new pipeline would be 42 inches.

17th annual Source to Sea Cleanup Oct. 4-5, 2013

October 4th, 2013

The rivers hide more trash than you think & need your help Join the 1,400 clean-up volunteers already registered Middletown, CT– The 17th annual Source to Sea Cleanup is gearing up to be one of the biggest river clean up events along the Connecticut River yet. Hosted by the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC), the

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NOFA Summer Conference Aug9-11 – University of Massachusetts, Amherst­

August 9th, 2013

Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference Aug9-11 – University of Massachusetts, Amherst­ AMHERST- The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) will hold its 39th Annual Summer Conference this August at UMass Amherst. A weekend of good fun, delicious food, and learning about organic food, farming, and ecological sustainability, the conference attracts 1,000 farmers, backyard gardeners, urban

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DEEP Announces Grants for Urban Forestry Projects

April 26th, 2013

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced 10 municipalities and non-profit organizations will receive $49,645 in America the Beautiful grants for urban forestry projects.  These grants cover a range of urban forestry activities, including a comprehensive urban forest management plan for East Hartford’s business district, replacing trees in storm ravaged sections of

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CVS to pay $800,000 Penalty and Correct Violations Under Agreement with DEEP

January 29th, 2013

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced a comprehensive settlement with CVS in Connecticut under which this major national pharmacy chain is paying penalties of $800,000 for violations of the state’s hazardous waste management regulations and recycling laws found at seven CVS stores in Connecticut.

Gov. Commends Environmental Award Winners, including CT Environmental Headlines

October 21st, 2010

CT Environmental Headlines was among CT DEP GreenCircle Award winners Tuesday at The Siemon Co., in Watertown. Award winners range from a group of Milford Cub Scouts for a beach cleanup to The Siemon Co., which has installed hundreds of solar panels and reduced its waste to landfills.

CT Environmental Headlines (where you are right now) is a blog, website and e-mail service that provides links to the public to current environmental news stories in the state.

NU’s Collins part of US Green Parking Council board of director nominees

June 7th, 2010

Boston, MA – The United States Green Parking Council (USGPC), a nonprofit organization encouraging new, alternative parking practices, formally announced its nominated board of directors on May 11, during the International Parking Institute Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event marked the launch of the nonprofit’s mission to provide leadership and oversight for

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Governor Rell Commends Environmental Award Winners

December 16th, 2009

Gov. M. Jodi Rell today commended seventeen Connecticut civic organizations, individuals and businesses in recognition of their environmental efforts as the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) presented GreenCircle Awards at a ceremony at the State Capitol, Hartford. “Today’s program marks the eleventh anniversary of GreenCircle, an awards program that has continued to grow and

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On Candlewood, The New Owner Gives In On Fees | Litchfield County Times

February 14th, 2009

On Candlewood, The New Owner Gives In On Fees | Litchfield County Times: “NEW MILFORD-Area officials are hailing the decision by GDF SUEZ Energy North America, the new owner of FirstLight Power, to forgo administrative fees associated with the proposed Shoreline Management Plan for the 81-year-old Candlewood Lake, which borders New Milford, Sherman, Brookfield, Danbury

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Ethanol plant in negotiation –

September 23rd, 2008

Ethanol plant in negotiation – “NEW MILFORD — Promoters have been quietly moving forward on a proposal to build New England’s first commercial ethanol production facility in New Milford at the former Century Brass Mill. American Energy Enterprises of Brookfield offered the town $4.5 million for the mill site last spring. The contract remains

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Council wants ethanol update –

May 23rd, 2008

Council wants ethanol update – “New Milford’s Town Council wants an update on the American Energy Enterprises of Brookfield’s offer to buy the former brass mill site. Christopher Brown, the CEO of AEE, wants to build New England’s first commercial ethanol production facility with 200 jobs at the site and has offered the town

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