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.
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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.
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.
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;
Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plantsJan 3rd, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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 has implemented innovative strategies thanks to the leadership of Mayor Bill Finch and his BGreen 2020 initiative.
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.
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.
Bridgeport’s controversial coal-burning power plant would have its emissions testing cut to just once a year under legislation unanimously approved Wednesday in the state Senate.
BRIDGEPORT — The Sierra Club, the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and the Conservation Law Foundation have jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court that ultimately seeks a shutdown of the coal-fired Bridgeport Harbor Station in the city’s South End. “We’re seeking the full range of remedies available under the Clean Air Act,” said Charles