Posts Tagged ‘ Clean Energy ’

President Obama Proposes Expanded Growth of Sustainable Energy

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

In his second inaugural address U. S. President Barack Obama highlighted the need for developing sustainable energy sources. He noted the damages inflicted by recent extreme weather and climate events. He then set forth the objective of expanding the role of sustainable energy in the American economy, expressing the intent to make the U. S.

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Stamford Advocate editorial: New energy strategy has promise for state

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

The governor’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy for Connecticut aims to increase conservation and efficiency, always welcome goals. But the real meat of his plan is to convert up to 300,000 households and 75 percent of businesses from oil to natural gas by 2020. That ambitious idea has stirred up environmentalists, who point out the potential risks

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US Replaces China as Top Clean Energy Investor

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

The United States has regained its place as the world’s number one investor in clean energy, reclaiming the top spot from China, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In 2011, U.S. total investment in clean energy surged to $55.9 billion, up 33 percent from 2010; China saw investment rise just 1 percent to $47.4 billion

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Connecticut newspaper agrees with ‘Energy Advisory Board’ that nuclear power is safe

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

In its most recent report to the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board, a group chartered by the Connecticut legislature to advise state government and industry “in the application of science and engineering to the economic and social welfare,” suggests that state officials look seriously at expanding nuclear power plants in Connecticut. The Norwich Bulletin agrees.

The advisory board requested the academy examine advances in nuclear power technology last year as part of its overall review of the state’s energy policies.



GE, Greenko Plan $115 Million Investment in India Wind Farms

Oct 10th, 2011 | By

GE Energy Financial Services will invest $50 million and Greenko $65 million to create 500 megawatts of wind projects, enough to power 875,000 Indian homes, according to a statement on GE’s website.



Waterford school receives $10,000 from Dominion

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

Schools and educational institutions in 11 states are entering the new academic year with Dominion funding for major projects, including Waterford High School, which received $10,000 to install a wind turbine.



Shock Doctrine: How Conservatives and Corporate Elites Are Stoking Economic Hysteria to Force Catastrophic Cuts

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

In the short term, we need a strategy for reviving the economy so that it works for working people. That requires a serious strategy for making things in America again, combined with a commitment to balance our trade, confronting the mercantilist nations like China that trample global trading rules. It requires incentives and investments to

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North American Power launches wind energy offering

Jul 31st, 2011 | By

A South Norwalk electricity supplier is betting that Americans are willing to spend a little more for the electricity they use if it comes from a renewable source. Click on this environmental headline for more information about South Norwalk-based North American Wind Power’s latest investment!



2011 Legislative Session Good For Connecticut’s Environment: Environment Connecticut (update with CFPA)

Jun 9th, 2011 | By

At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session in January, Environment Connecticut released its legislative agenda identifying its clean energy, clean water and preservation priorities. As the session came to a close at midnight Wednesday, many of those priorities had become law.



SunHydro founder awards $400,000 in sci-tech scholarships

May 22nd, 2011 | By

Tom Sullivan, founder of Lumber Liquidators and SunHydro, and owner of Proton OnSite, has awarded four winners the Proton Energy Scholarship to pursue degrees in the fields of science or technology. Each recipient has earned the $100,000 scholarship to go toward a four-year undergraduate degree.

These students represent the future of innovation in the fields of science and technology. I’m continually impressed by the level of work ethic and commitment our scholarship winners show,” Sullivan said.



Sputnik Moment: Historic Meeting Between U.S. and China May Spur a Clean Energy Race

Jan 18th, 2011 | By

In China, a race toward self-reliance and clean energy technology is certainly on, but the U.S. still needs to make some key changes if it wants to compete.

According to former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, this “will be the most important top-level United States-Chinese encounter since Deng Xiaoping’s historic trip more than 30 years ago.” By Tina Gerhardt and Lucia Green-Weiskel report for AlterNet.



Electric car charging stations on the rise

Oct 16th, 2010 | By

With the first mass market electric cars hit 15 roll-out cities in the next month or two, the Juice Bar at the Chapel Square Garage at the Omni New Haven Hotel is ready to serve as a recharging station for those who use the parking facility in this city.



Southern Connecticut Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Community Energy, a leading national wind energy marketer, is seeking an energetic, self-starter with a passion for promoting clean energy in southern Connecticut as well as Westchester County New York. Help promote clean, home-grown wind power and make a difference by signing up new residential and small business customers! This is a grass roots effort

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Chester Public Works Trucks Run on Biodiesel | The Day

Dec 30th, 2009 | By

The town runs its two large, six-wheel dump trucks, its pay loader, and its two smaller dump trucks on a biodiesel known as B20 provided by Chester resident Ric Hosley's firm, Hale Hill Farm Biofuels. via Chester Zip06 Town Page by Shore Publishing and The Day, Chester, CT 06412.



One Year Later, NJ Company Calls Biodiesel “a Success” | HeatingOil.com

Dec 30th, 2009 | By

The first commercial service station in New Jersey to offer a biodiesel blend is celebrating its first anniversary, reports the Maplewood Patch. And others have taken notice. In the year since Woolley pioneered the cleaner burning fuel, ten more companies have begun to offer the biodiesel blend. “It’s nice to be the first, but it’s

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Clinton using biofuel for vehicles, buildings – The New Haven Register

Nov 30th, 2009 | By

CLINTON — A dozen school buses, some Public Works vehicles, and three of the Clinton Connecticut’s largest buildings have just begun operating on biofuel, a blend of 80 percent heating oil or diesel fuel and 20 percent recycled vegetable oil. School Superintendent Jack Cross said the new biofuel program is the community’s first “baby step”

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Scientist Looks To Find Ways To Turn Fungus Into Biofuel — Courant.com

Nov 30th, 2009 | By

Yale Professor Scott Strobel went hunting for a specific type of fungus in the West Rock Ridge Forest, located within a mile of his Hamden home. Strobel was in search of ascocoryne, otherwise known as a Jellydrop fungus which has been shown to be a producer of hydrocarbons. This specific fungus was found by Strobel

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Environmental programs focus of Flatto’s Japan trip – The Connecticut Post Online

Nov 17th, 2009 | By

FAIRFIELD — When the Nov. 3 municipal election results started rolling in, First Selectman Kenneth Flatto was on the other side of the world . . . The trip, with all expenses paid for by the Japan Local Government Center, was a unique opportunity, Flatto said, and included visits to facilities that produce biodiesel and

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Clinton Kicks-Off Biofuel Initiative | Shore Publishing

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By

The Town of Clinton recently began a program to use biofuel products in town buildings and vehicles, highlight its benefits, address some of its myths, and get the entire community involved in its future use. via Clinton Kicks-Off Biofuel Initiative | Shore Publishing.



Apple Oil introduces new website with easier sign-up and info on alternatives to traditional heating oil

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By

West haven-based Apple Oil — an oil heating company — has launched a new website www.appleoil.com. The redesigned site was created to improve customer service and showcase all of Apple Oil’s cutting-edge, eco-friendly products, according to a company statement. Apple Oil began offering its customers environmentally-friendly alternatives to heating their homes more than three years

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