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Warren farmhouse wins ‘Zero Energy Challenge’

April 9th, 2014

Renaissance Farm in Warren recently won an energy saving prize from Energize Connecticut, Connecticut Light & Power and The United Illuminating Company among the five winners announced last month. The fourth-annual Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge is a statewide design and build competition for single and multi-family homes, according to a press release. The farmhouse in

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Environmental leaders very disappointed with Connecticut energy legislation (update)

June 4th, 2013

The budget proposal passed by both the House and the Senate includes plans to steal millions from state clean energy funds, including $30.4 million from the Clean Energy Financing and Investment Authority and $5 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative account. “Generations of smart New England farmers have known that in times of crisis, like famine and drought,” said Seth Kaplan, Vice President for Policy and Climate Advocacy, Conservation Law Foundation, “the last thing (literally) you should do is eat your seeds. It is a desperate acknowledgement that you have completely given up on the future.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CTLCV and other environmental groups.

Open space grants to preserve nearly 3,000 acres: $9 Million Awarded to 35 Cities and Towns to Protect Open Space

December 29th, 2012

The state has awarded more than $9 million to preserve open space in 35 cities and towns, the governor’s office announced Friday. The largest parcels are in Cheshire, East Haddam, East Lyme, Kent/Warren, Lyme, and Somers, all with properties encompassing at last 100 acres. In all, the money will preserve 2,732 acres throughout Connecticut.

What is the Real Risk/Benefit of Big Wind?

April 10th, 2011

Just when there’s an enviro no-brainer to embrace—like green renewable energy—careful scrutiny reveals another yawning maw of unintended consequences.

RI Senate OKs Resolution Opposing Weaver’s Cove LNG

April 10th, 2011

The Rhode Island senate has approved a resolution opposing the proposed Weaver’s Cove offshore berth for Liquefied Natural Gas.

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.

Next-Generation Fuel Cell-Powered Buses Introduced in Hartford

October 15th, 2010

Four next-generation fuel cell-powered hybrid-electric transit buses were introduced today in Hartford. They join an earlier generation bus that began service in 2007.

Event: Audubon Connecticut’s Award Dinner Celebrating the Conservation Achievements of U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays | CT Environmental Headlines

May 7th, 2009

Environmentalists, Politicians, and Luminaries to Gather for Audubon Connecticut’s Environmental Leadership Award Dinner Celebrating the Conservation Achievements of Congressman Christopher Shays | CT Environmental Headlines: Thursday, May 14, 2009, Cocktails at 7 p.m. at The Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut. On May 14th, more than 300 guests are expected to honor former

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Today’s Headlines Update

February 15th, 2008

BROADWATER Debates in Hartford, NY fan Broadwater flames | Branford Review: “Connecticut’s Long Island Sound LNG Task Force met Monday in Hartford to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s final Environmental Impact Statement on the facility.” LOCAL Chemist explores nanotechnology to address greenhouse gases at source | UConn Advance: “Much of the discussion about fighting

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Today’s Headlines

January 14th, 2008

BROADWATER OPINIONS Reckless decision – The Connecticut Post Online: “It’s truly tragic when the staff of a federal agency accedes to the desecration of a fragile waterway such as Long Island Sound to benefit private energy interests. Yet, that’s what the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission does by concluding that a $700 million

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