Posts Tagged ‘ Dan Esty ’

Bottom-up Climate Fix, by Dan Esty

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

WORLD leaders are at the United Nations this week, at the invitation of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to “champion an ambitious vision anchored in action that will enable a meaningful global agreement” on climate change next year. But if history is any guide, the dialogue is unlikely to produce the ramped-up response we need to address the many threats we face from the unrelenting buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. … Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Daniel C. Esty.

Malloy Defends Esty, Canadian Hydro

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he probably would have advised his energy commissioner not to participate in a call with investors last week regarding the state’s energy strategy, but he didn’t ask.

At an unrelated press conference Monday, Malloy said he read the transcript of DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty’s call with UBS investors and saw nothing wrong with what he said. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from CT News Junkie.

Malloy Talks Natural Gas at Amity High School

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

I’m not sure whether to classify this as business, energy, or propaganda.  Gov. Dannel Malloy was on hand at Amity High School Monday to press a case for natural gas — and other forms of alternative energy — in Connecticut. Malloy joined DEEP Commissioner Daniel Esty, Woodbridge First Selectman Edward Maum Sheehy, Amity Board of

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When a candidate’s (Elizabeth Esty) spouse (Dan Esty) is powerful, the goal of a campaign donation can be … complicated

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

As part of his line of attack, Republican Andrew Roraback criticizes his Democratic rival Elizabeth Esty for accepting campaign cash from companies and green groups that have business before her husband Dan Esty, commissioner of the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “She’s shaking down businesses and companies regulated by her husband’s agency,” Roraback

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DEEP commissioner takes on solar industry

Jun 7th, 2012 | By

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty is trading angry words with representatives of the solar industry. During a keynote panel Wednesday at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association’s Energy and Environment Conference, Esty talked about making the transition from public sector support for the residential solar photovoltaic installations to private sector

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Connecticut Departments of Energy and Environment officially merged

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) came to life today, charged with the dual responsibilities of creating a new energy future for the state and protecting Connecticut’s environment and natural resources.

Land Swap: DEP Chief Talks Of ‘Dodging’ Land Swap Issue

Jun 26th, 2011 | By

“I cannot dodge this much longer,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new appointee as environmental commissioner, Daniel C. Esty, wrote in an uneasy-sounding e-mail to a subordinate on April 1, The Hartford Courant reports. Esty was referring to a news article that the subordinate had sent him about environmental groups’ growing opposition to a controversial legislative bill calling for a land swap in Haddam, which would allow private developers to acquire 17 acres of state-owned conservation land overlooking the Connecticut River.

Esty on Land Swap: ‘Look to local officials’

Jun 16th, 2011 | By

Citing his past service as a Planning & Zoning Commissioner in Cheshire, Esty said that, in general, state officials should defer on land use decisions to the wishes of local officials, especially in a case where from an environmental perspective the right answer on the land deal was unclear.

Can ‘Green’ Still Lead to ‘Gold’? |

Apr 25th, 2011 | By

Dan Esty, who along with Andrew Winston wrote the 2006 book “Green to Gold,” a highly regarded treatise on corporate environmental strategy, has just published a sequel.

CT DEEP launches ‘Your Business and the Environment’ newsletter

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By

CT DEP launches a newsletter for the business community, “Because you are important partners with us in helping to protect Connecticut’s environment and natural resources and in building a prosperous and sustainable economy for our state.”

DEP chief touts forest conservation

Apr 20th, 2011 | By

DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty spoke at the local release of the U.S. Forest Service report, which was intended to be a resource for land conversation efforts. Click on the environmental headline to read more of this story.

Esty to link green, business | YDN

Apr 8th, 2011 | By

The newly appointed head of the Department of Environmental Protection, Dan Esty, hopes to make Connecticut the leading state in the race toward a clean energy future, Yale Daily News reports.

Esty planning to launch an energy-use revolution | The Connecticut Mirror

Mar 10th, 2011 | By

For many people, the image of the state Department of Environmental Protection is frozen in the 1970s, when it was established to clean up the earth, air and water. For the man tapped to lead the merger of DEP with the state’s utility regulation agency, the new mission is to use the environmental imperative to

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Letters in Support of Dan Esty’s Nomination Still Welcome

Mar 9th, 2011 | By

Just a reminder that Dan Esty’s confirmation as commissioner of the new Department of Energy and Environmental Protection takes place at noon Thursday, March 10, 2011, in Room 1A of the LOB. Your letters of support are welcome, as is your presence at the hearing. Letters may be directed to the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee,

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Esty Nomination Hearing Delayed. Politics at play.

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By

Daniel C. Esty, the Yale professor nominated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to head the new Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is scheduled to start his new job March 8, but his nomination hearing scheduled for Thursday will be postponed. Rumors of the delay immediately raised concerns that House Speaker Chris Donovan, who controls

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2010 Environmental Summit Wednesday, Dec. 8, Hartford

Nov 16th, 2010 | By

This year the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has Professor Dan Esty as their featured keynote speaker at the 2010 Environmental Summit, which gives environmental leaders and elected officials an opportunity to discuss legislative priorities before the start of the legislative session.