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Hartford Firm To Buy Milford Power

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

MILFORD — New England competitive power generator EquiPower Resources Corp. will acquire Milford Power and its 548 megawatts combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Milford. via CONNTACT.COM – Hartford Firm To Buy Milford Power.



Bridgeport residents fearing a new ‘Mount Trashmore’

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

Lajoie’s Scrap Metal, which buys scrap metal, processes and packages it, and transfers it to the company’s main site in Norwalk, is angering many residents, who claim that the business is loud, spawns traffic and rodent problems, and is lowering the area’s quality of life. Several residents have already moved away, Rangle said. He’s moving

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SUBWAY Recognizes Partners for Sustainability Efforts

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Milford, Connecticut-based SUBWAY, which has made a commitment to make its restaurants and global operations more environmentally responsible, presented Sustainability Awards to three vendors at its recent annual convention in Chicago.

The companies recognized are: Pactiv’s PWP Industries of Vernon, California; Matosantos Commercial Corp. of Vega Bajam, Puerto Rico; and Closed Loop Recycling of Smithfield, Australia.

Closed Loop undertook a recycling initiative in Australia which saw 130,000 tons of materials removed from the waste stream to be later recycled and remanufactured.



Connecticut Naval Base buys two 300kW fuel cells

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

from The Hydrogen Journal — The New London US Naval Submarine Base, in Groton, Connecticut, has purchased two 300 kW fuel cell power plants from FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut. The fuel cells will provide base load electricity and heat for a boiler at an existing energy plant, with a total efficiency of 80 per cent.

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Complaints continue against Middlebury alternative energy supplier

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

State utility regulators met with the chief executive of Positive Energy Electricity Supply of Middlebury in June to discuss the alternative energy supplier’s “aggressive” sales tactics, but complaints are still coming in, officials said Monday. via Complaints continue against Middlebury alternative energy supplier | The Republican-American.



ARRA Rescues the Connecticut Solar Power Industry

Aug 16th, 2010 | By

After a series of setbacks, yesterday provided some optimism for the Connecticut solar power industry as a new source of funds has been found for the solar PV rebate program. Beginning September 1, 2010, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) will be financing the PV Residential Rebate program leveraging capital through the American Reinvestment and

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Blumenthal Asks DPUC To Investigate Independent Power Seller For Allegedly Falsifying State License Application, Delaying And Diverting Contracts

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is asking state regulators to investigate an independent power seller for allegedly falsifying its state license application and delaying and diverting contracts, potentially costing customers hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in lost discounts.   Positive Energy Electricity Supply, LLC is an electricity aggregator — a company that buys power

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CT Regulators Freeze New Applications For Electric Suppliers

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

Faced with growing complaints against the dozens of independent firms that are selling electricity in Connecticut, state utility regulators this week said they would not license new aggregators or suppliers until a full review is conducted of the conduct of those already operating. via Ct Regulators Freeze New Applications For Electric Suppliers | Connecticut Watchdog.



Blumenthal Asks DPUC To Investigate Independent Power Seller

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Blumenthal Asks DPUC To Investigate Independent Power Seller For Allegedly Falsifying State License Application, Delaying And Diverting Contracts Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is asking state regulators to investigate an independent power seller for allegedly falsifying its state license application and delaying and diverting contracts, potentially costing customers hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in

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Premiere, Omni hotels get green label?

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

NEW HAVEN — Two New Haven hotels have made the state’s list of 15 eco-friendly places to lodge. Premiere Hotel and Suites and the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale both have the Connecticut Green Lodging certification, a program sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

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Energy fund needs an energy audit

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

Nearly a quarter of a billion dollars has been taken from electricity consumers to fund the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF). Since its inception in 2000, the fund has spent $148 million on alternate-energy projects, mostly solar installations. What is there to show for all this money? Is this a noble organization that can and

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FuelCell Energy Power Plants headed to U.S. Naval Submarine Base

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

Two DFC300 Fuel Cell Power Plants to Provide Reliable and Efficient Power for Base Energy Plant Danbury-based FuelCell Energy, a manufacturer of high efficiency ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government, and utility customers has announced the sale of two 300KW DFC300 fuel cell power plants to be installed at

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Heirloom Tomato Festival

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

Heirloom Tomato Festival at Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar Heirloom Tomato Festival Kick-Off Celebration Dinners to Highlight Local Farmers Prix Fixe Menus Featuring Locally Grown Heirloom Tomatoes Aug. 16 thru 28 Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar, with locations in Bethel, West Hartford, and Westport, CT kicks off their Heirloom Tomato Festival with a series of

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Otis’ energy-efficient solutions chosen for LAX

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

Connecticut-based Otis Elevator Company will provide 88 energy-efficient elevators, escalators and moving walkways to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the world’s busiest origin and destination airport. Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp., will also maintain the new units for five years, according to a company news release. Otis equipment was selected for the Bradley

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Green Business Incubator Gets Funding | BuildingCTGreen

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) have announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved two appropriations bills with more than $1.95 million in funding for a number of projects across Connecticut. One of those projects is the The Green Urban Business Incubator (GUBI) in Bridgeport which will receive $150,000 to assist up to

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Town’s investment in clean energy earns it free solar panels

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Greenwich will soon increase its commitment to clean energy with the free installation of solar panels on a town structure. The town is receiving the 5-kilowatt system from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, which recognizes its efforts to become a Clean Energy Community. via Town’s investment in clean energy earns it free solar panels –

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Sticks and Stones farm breaks the mold

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Sticks and Stones Farm in Newtown is a unique 60-acre Huntingtown Road farm that has been owned for the last 35 years by Tim Currier, a farmer and stone mason by trade. It has remained an unspoiled pocket of America within an easy drive of the Northeast’s big cities. via Sticks and Stones breaks the

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Manchester Business Owner, Others, Helping Oil-Plagued Gulf Wildlife

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By

Donors ranged from the Eastern Connecticut Health Network to kids who each gave one toothbrush. The Maryland outfit collecting and distributing the items is called simply Oiled Wildlife Relief Effort. As with the collection effort in Connecticut, the Maryland organization is centered on a family — the Underwoods of Easton, Md. via Manchester Business Owner

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A New Hope Wildlife in Crisis unveils plans for expansion

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By

Wildlife in Crisis, a Weston-based nonprofit dedicated to wildlife preservation and land conservation, will offer the rare viewing opportunity to visitors of its fifth annual fundraiser this month at the Greenwich Audubon Center. “The ultimate goal we have for the animals is to release them back into the wild,” said Dara Reid, director and founder

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Rutgers site largest college solar project

Jul 29th, 2010 | By

At Rutgers University, 7,600 panels convert sunlight into electricity, saving some $200,000 in energy costs this year in the biggest solar-power experiment at a U.S. college. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., China’s second-largest solar-panel maker, supplied the $10 million project. Yingli is one of several Chinese manufacturers that have slashed costs to reduce global prices

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