Posts Tagged ‘ Bridgeport ’

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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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.



Main Street Power to Install Solar on Two Bridgeport Schools

Sep 19th, 2013 | By
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Main Street Power Co., in partnership with MS Solar Solutions Corp., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, today announced the start of construction on rooftop solar arrays for two schools in the Bridgeport Public Schools district.



Connecticut school district is launching single-stream recycling program

Sep 17th, 2013 | By

Bridgeport Public Schools is launching a single-stream recycling program at each of its Connecticut schools and administrative offices to teach students real life skills, encourage staff to manage resources, and reinforce that everyone can reduce energy consumptions and air and water pollution. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut school district is launching single-stream recycling

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Bridgeport schools launch recycling program

Sep 13th, 2013 | By

Bridgeport Public School’s 2013-14 school year marks the launch of the district-wide single stream recycling program. All students and staff at each of the schools and administrative offices will participate in the program, which will teach students how to recycle in school and at home. Green teams consisting of school principals, staff and students will

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Finch celebrates city’s teen wildlife ambassadors

Sep 10th, 2013 | By
Mayor Bill Finch is presented with a gift from the members of the Bridgeport WildLife Guards during a meet and greet in Beardsley Park on Sept. 5.

The teens are the first members of the WildLife Guards, a program launched in 2012 by Audubon Connecticut in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and the city of Bridgeport.



Bridgeport ahead of the curve against climate change

Jul 13th, 2013 | By
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Bridgeport has implemented innovative strategies thanks to the leadership of Mayor Bill Finch and his BGreen 2020 initiative.



Bridgeport’s coal burning plant under scrutiny

Jul 1st, 2013 | By
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President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing electric plants could pull the plug on Bridgeport’s controversial coal-burning facility.



Activists Want Your Support to Close Power Plant

Jun 19th, 2013 | By
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Environmental activists are going door-to-door in Darien this week with a petition calling for the closure of the coal-burning power plant in Bridgeport. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the Darien Patch.