Posts Tagged ‘ energy ’

Torrington Farm Hosts First Production-Scale Accelerated Wind Turbine

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

Testing has now begun on the wind industry’s first production-scale Compact Wind Acceleration Turbine at Klug Farm in Torrington.

The turbine is the first the company has built and will provide power to Klug Farm, owned by George “Butch Klug.”

Owned and operated by the Klug family since the 1890s, the farm will be entirely powered by Optiwind’s locally harvested wind power once the turbine is fully operational in the next few months.

State releases nuclear power plant emergency preparedness guide

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

A safety booklet for neighbors of Millstone Nuclear Power Station called “Connecticut’s nuclear power plant emergency preparedness guide for the general public” is available.

The guide contains general information about nuclear power plants and specific emergency planning information for neighbors of Millstone Station.

It is produced in coordination with the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s (DEMHS) Radiological Emergency Preparedness Unit and Dominion.

Does The Bay State Need An LNG Terminal?

Sep 12th, 2010 | By

With controversy surrounding the proposed development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Fall River, implications for the rest of the state are uncertain.

A Symbolic Solar Road Trip To Reignite a Climate Movement by Bill McKibben, via Yale Environment 360

Sep 9th, 2010 | By

An activist caravan to bring one of Jimmy Carter’s solar panels back to the White House symbolizes not only the time the U.S. has lost in developing new energy technologies – but also the urgent need for taking action on climate. via A Symbolic Solar Road Trip To Reignite a Climate Movement by Bill McKibben:

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Salem is turning to sun to power town buildings

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Salem, Conn. — As workers stretched across the roof of the Salem Free Public Library on Thursday, installing rails that will support the town’s first inroad into solar power, First Selectman Kevin Lyden paced the grounds in anticipation. In July, Salem became the first community in Connecticut to partner with Glastonbury-based DCS Energy through a

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Connecticut marina installs solar energy system

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Brewer Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook, Conn., has completed an 8,500-square-foot solar photovoltaic system funded, in part, by a grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. The electricity that the new system generates will supply power to three work sheds at the marina and a portion of its 900 customer slips. via Connecticut marina installs

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Weston Celebrates Solar Array

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

A dedication ceremony was held in Weston, Conn., to celebrate the installation of a 7-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Weston Board of Education building. The town earned part of this system, 4 kW, through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund’s Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program and opted to increase the size of the

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