Posts Tagged ‘ Bridgeport ’

Bridgeport getting new train station

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Bond Commission to Approve Funds for Engineering and Design of Barnum Station

Connecticut to hire consultant for Bridgeport station development

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

On Friday, the Connecticut State Bond Commission is scheduled to approve $2.75 million for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) to hire a consultant to complete engineering, design and environmental permitting for the new Barnum Train Station in Bridgeport, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced late last week. The funds will enable the consultant to develop

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Connecticut Looks To Add Another Train Station In Bridgeport

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Commuters should have more options — and more places to park — when Metro-North adds a new Fairfield County train station in Bridgeport on its New Haven Line by 2018, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday. Malloy made the announcement at the former Remington Arms factory, a brownfield property, which will be the location of the

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Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation into law Monday that creates a statewide port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, for the deepwater ports of New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Energize Connecticut announces student contest winners

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Co., announced the winners of its 10th annual eesmarts Student Contest during a ceremony held at the state Capitol on June 5. The contest gives Connecticut students in kindergarten through 12th grades the opportunity to showcase their “energy smarts” about energy-saving, renewable

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Bridgeport Plans to Reopen Pleasure Beach

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Pleasure Beach occupies 71 acres on a peninsula shared by Bridgeport and the neighboring town of Stratford. The only way to reach the beach is by boat or hiking along a two-mile sandspit that connects Pleasure Beach to Stratford.

House passes bill to establish state port authority

May 7th, 2014 | By

The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to create a state port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, and, legislators hope, to increase business at Connecticut’s three ports — New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – House passes bill to establish state port authority | News from

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Bridgeport School Is A Green Leader

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By

Communities around the country – and in Connecticut – are building greener educational institutions as a more efficient way of reducing energy costs. “Our experience in Connecticut is that cities and towns are very interested in their education facilities being green,” said Hartford-based architect Jim LaPosta. LaPosta was the principle designer of Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler

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Steel Point Redevelopment Nears Launch in Bridgeport

Apr 8th, 2014 | By
A 1936 photo of the site where the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment is planned. Building is expected to begin this summer on the area's first anchor, a 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops. (photo: Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library)

Bridgeport officials now say the fortunes of Steel Point will turn this summer when building begins on the area’s first anchor, a 150,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops, which sells boats and outdoor supplies.

State Celebrates Successful First Year of Commercial Clean Energy Financing Program

Feb 28th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, says it has celebrated the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CEFIA.

Healthy CT Alliance forum addresses redevelopment of coal plant site

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

“Coal fired power plants are no longer economically viable and the days are numbered for the last few that remain,” said N. Jonathan Peress, vice president and director of clean energy and climate change at the Conservation Law Foundation.

Bridgeport Harbor Unit 3 Economically Unsustainable: Healthy CT Alliance

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By
PSEG's Bridgeport Harbor Station (cjzurcher)

The Healthy CT Alliance says profits from the last coal-fired power plant in Connecticut have plummeted and are unlikely to recover. “This report confirms what we’ve known all along: that the era of getting our energy from dirty coal is over, and it’s time to plan for Bridgeport’s future,” said Elaine Thompson-Ward on behalf of the alliance.

Energy Consultant says Bridgeport Fuel Cell Project Testament To Cooperation

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

The Bridgeport fuel cell power plant that went online last week brings many state benefits along with it [Jan. 3, Page 1, "Power Plant Called A Model"]. Its economy of scale makes Fuel Cell Energy’s fuel cells one of the lowest cost installations in the world; it creates Connecticut jobs, it is manufactured in Connecticut;

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Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plants

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

When you look at the map of transfer efficiencies, you notice that the efficiency generally gets higher from east to west, and from north to south.

Wastewater treatment plants closer to Western LIS and the Narrows, where hypoxia is worst, have the highest transfer efficiencies, which makes sense.

But some of the biggest plants which discharge into LIS are those serving New York City, which when combined, discharge just over 1,000,000,000 (yes, one billion) gallons of treated sewage per day. By volume of discharge and total nitrogen load, the impact of these plants dwarfs the impact of surrounding facilities.

Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Long Island Sound Study.

FuelCell Energy Completes 14.9 MW Fuel Cell Park for Dominion on Schedule

Dec 30th, 2013 | By

The installation consists of five fuel cell power plants and an organic rankine cycle turbine for added output and further efficiency gains, with the power output adequate to power approximately 15,000 average size U.S. homes.

CT’s second food recycling power plant to open

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s second food waste recycling power plant will open in Bridgeport, thanks to a deal announced with the city Tuesday. Ontario-based Anaergia announced a 20-year agreement with the City of Bridgeport Water Pollution Control Authority to buy the renewable power generated by the anaerobic digestion technology at the plant. For more on this story, visit:

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Tri-State, LARD purchase Bridgeport Biodiesel; upgrades planned

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

New York City-based Tri-State Biodiesel and its parent company, The Sustainable Biodiesel Company, have partnered with New Jersey-based Lard-NABF LLC (LARD) to purchase and upgrade the Connecticut-based biodiesel production business, Bridgeport Biodiesel. TSBC subsidiary Connecticut Biofuels will be headquartered at the Bridgeport Biodiesel site. Connecticut Biofuels is Connecticut’s longest running in-state cooking oil recycler. This will allow for locally sourced cooking oil to supply the Bridgeport plant.

Artificial reef planned for Stratford Point for ‘protection’

Nov 10th, 2013 | By

By late April, a reef of 40 concrete dome-like structures in four rows of 10 will be built on 3.5 acres of intertidal zone at the point by a team of Sacred Heart University and Connecticut Audubon Society staffers and volunteers.

Save the Sound Restores Fish Passage on the Pequonnock River

Nov 2nd, 2013 | By

Last month, Save the Sound and their project partners completed construction of a pool and weir fishway designed to mitigate the effects of a concrete apron on the Pequonnock River in Bridgeport, CT. This apron, installed by the Department of Transportation in the 1950s, drastically altered the river channel and greatly inhibited the migration of

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Bridgeport, UI to partner in turning old landfill into Green Energy Park to generate solar power

Oct 26th, 2013 | By

This 50-acre renewable energy park, which has the potential to house solar, fuel cells and wind installations, will cut down the City’s dependence on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.