Posts Tagged ‘ Bridgeport ’

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.

Main Street Power to Install Solar on Two Bridgeport Schools

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

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

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

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
PSEG Bridgeport Harbor Station

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.

Senate approves Fewer emission tests for Bridgeport’s coal-burning power plant

May 8th, 2013 | By

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.

Environmental groups sue seeking shutdown of Bpt. coal plant

Jan 12th, 2013 | By

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

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Bridgeport parcel becoming community garden

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By

The vacant lot at 77-127 Garden St., Bridgeport, behind the parking lots for the Homes for the Brave and Mercy Learning Center on Park Avenue, will be turned into a park and community garden using a $171,500 Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition grant. For more on this story, visit: Bridgeport parcel becoming community garden

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South End residents urge action to prevent future floods

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

Uli Fernandez doesn’t want to constantly worry about the next big storm. The Seaside Village resident, like all of his neighbors, saw his basement flooded with several feet of water during Superstorm Sandy, just one year after Hurricane Irene flooded half of the units. Everyone was forced to replace their water heaters and furnaces, some

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City charged up about possible fuel cell deal

Dec 9th, 2012 | By

What is being promoted as the biggest fuel cell power plant in the world — and an international showpiece for developer Fuel Cell Inc. of Danbury — sure won’t look like much. “You know United Illuminating’s substation? A concrete pad with a bunch of metal stuff and wires? It’s going to look like that, surrounded

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Bridgeport Hospital ‘treats’ energy efficiency with care

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By

As one of the largest employers in the City of Bridgeport, it made sense for Bridgeport Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health System, to be a key player within the community and commit itself to reducing its carbon footprint and improving the environment. During a time of economic uncertainty, it was important to

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Bridgeport Hosts C-PACE Matchmaking Forum

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

The City of Bridgeport and Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), as part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, jump-started Connecticut’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program with a matchmaking forum at the Bijou Theatre. The forum brought together energy and finance stakeholders, encouraged and facilitated the development of strategic partnerships and provided

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Panel Hears How Mass Transit

Oct 19th, 2012 | By

This fall, the commission heard proposals from commuters, business groups and planning agencies in Bridgeport, Storrs and Winsted, and held its last hearing of the year at Windsor’s town hall. Commission members will submit a report to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state legislature summarizing the state of Connecticut’s public transit systems and offering

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Cleaning the Waters of Great Hollow Lake and the Pequonnock

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

The Pequonnock River Initiative is an effort to clean up the river, which runs through Monroe, Trumbull and Bridgeport and feeds public drinking watersheds. A $40,522 grant was secured from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) for the first phase on April 20, when volunteers will plant trees and shrubs and place

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