Posts Tagged ‘ energy ’

The Year of Peril and Promise in Energy Production

Oct 11th, 2011 | By

“The energy sector is undergoing a major transformation globally,” said Rajendra K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi and chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of India. “There are new concerns arising out of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the serious Deepwater Horizon oil spill that expansion

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Distributed generation kept lights on after Irene

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

Distribution generation may be the future of the power industry, but following Irene’s blackouts, several Connecticut businesses were glad they signed up for the future early. Read more here: Distributed generation kept lights on after Irene | Hartford Business.

Energy Company Coming to Bank Street

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

People’s Power & Gas is the electricity and natural gas supply company that David Pearsall will open next week, if all goes right for the New Milford native, in the vacant office space on the corner of Bank and Railroad streets. “The premise of what we do is to save people money off their electricity

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Oh, to Be Warm in Summer’s Heat

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

Why are airports, shops, offices and homes in the United States and elsewhere chilled to sweater-weather temperatures in summer when the temperature outside rises? “Everyone asks the question, but no one has a good answer,” said Fergus Nicol, a cooling expert and professor emeritus of architecture at London Metropolitan University. “I think it’s because air-conditioners

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Roving Cyclists Help Fair Haven Grow | New Haven Independent

Jul 29th, 2011 | By

Tara Escudero and four other students and recent graduates are in New Haven this week as part of the New England Climate Summer, an internship program run by the Better Future Project, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit supporting an end to the burning of fossil fuels. Traveling by bike in small teams, student interns visit communities and work with local groups supporting sustainability and energy solutions, the New Haven Independent reports.

Conn. officials seek input on outdoor plan

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

Connecticut environmental officials are seeking public input on an outdoor recreation plan that will help determine priorities for investment. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is planning four public meetings in August at state parks, wildlife areas and on the University of Connecticut campus.

Catherine Diviney is the town’s new energy task master

Jul 8th, 2011 | By

Catherine Diviney is working to reduce the town’s carbon footprint. Diviney started her job as the town’s energy specialist in February. She will be implementing the goals set by the town’s clean energy plan to reduce its carbon footprint. Read more here: Catherine Diviney is the town’s new energy task master –

Connecticut Trash Titan Trying To Rise From Ashes

Jul 3rd, 2011 | By

Even if it wasn’t Philip Armetta behind the recently revealed plans to build construction-debris recycling plants and ash landfills in Lisbon and Middletown, the venture might raise eyebrows given the fragile economy and general perceptions about such dumps.

Local Students Recognized with Energy Award

Jun 15th, 2011 | By

Recently, Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) awarded an Energy Award to six young inventors at the 28th annual statewide Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC).

Mercury Solar Launches multi-state solar energy educational initiative

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

Mercury Solar Systems has announced a multi-state initiative to educate kids about the benefits of solar energy. The company said it will be presenting to over 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students throughout Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the next several weeks in celebration of Earth Day.

Gateway Community College’s registration for a Sustainable Future Summer classes has begun

Apr 4th, 2011 | By

Gateway Community College’s registration for summer classes began on April 1, 2011. For those of you who have been waiting to register for any of the classes in our attached summer schedule, you may register now. Please note the reduction in fees for attending their two solar offerings.

Legislative Alert from CFE: Energy Efficiency Public Hearing Tomorrow

Mar 7th, 2011 | By

The Energy and Technology Committee will discuss a bill that could make it dramatically easier and more desirable for homeowners and businesspeople to upgrade their buildings’ energy efficiency.

A step forward on green energy in Bridgeport

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

In discussing a burgeoning plan to turn waste into clean energy, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said we have no energy policy and the state raids the energy conservation fund all the time.

Milford hires company to save money on schools’ energy costs

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

Late last week Milford town administrators agreed to hire Energy Education Inc. to monitor the use of heating oil, natural gas and electricity in the 14 school buildings after a company representative promised savings of $6.5 million over the next 10 years. via Milford hires company to save money on schools’ energy costs – Connecticut

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Thomaston looks to save energy bucks

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

THOMASTON — The Board of Education on Monday gave informal approval to the first selectman’s request to include their buildings in future energy audits that could save the town money. via Thomaston looks to save energy bucks | The Republican-American.

Millstone Unit 2 reactor at half power for repair

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

Waterford – The Unit 2 reactor at Millstone Power Station was at half-power over part of the weekend and on Monday, so a leak in tubes on a feedwater heater can be repaired. via The Day – Millstone Unit 2 reactor at half power for repair | News from southeastern Connecticut.

White House Sending Right Signal On Energy

Dec 5th, 2010 | By

President Barack Obama’s decision to go solar should provide an additional boost for our modern-era solar energy technologies and the U.S. solar industry.

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.

CT ‘No.8’ in energy efficiency

Oct 15th, 2010 | By

Connecticut ranks among the Top 10 states in the country in terms of investing in and promoting energy efficiency, according to a nationwide group that focuses on the subject.

‘The Wind Cries Transmission’ for Google

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

Google has signed an agreement to invest in the development of a backbone transmission project off the Mid-Atlantic coast that offers a solid financial return while helping to accelerate offshore wind development.