Posts Tagged ‘ energy efficiency ’

Running big-draw server farms on fuel cells, solar and wind | MNN

Nov 28th, 2012 | By

Server farms use a lot of energy. How much, exactly? According to CNN, more than the entire auto industry does in producing cars and trucks. If the Internet were a country, it would be in fifth place for using energy and producing greenhouse gas. Now some big server users are trying to turn their amp-guzzling

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Energy Debate Will Continue Through New Year.

Nov 24th, 2012 | By

Mark LeBel, an energy fellow at the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, told DEEP officials Tuesday that the price difference between oil and natural gas is not the headline … To LeBel it doesn’t matter whether it’s oil or natural gas, if the furnace burning the fuel isn’t efficient and there’s insulation hanging from the ceiling then it really doesn’t matter why type of energy someone is using. Christine Stuart of CT News Junkie reports.



5 Connecticut colleges sharing $1M loan to boost energy efficiency

Sep 20th, 2012 | By

Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority is making a $1 million loan to help a group of Connecticut colleges become more energy efficient. The money will be used to launch “Campus Efficiency Now,” a program that will allow participating schools that are members of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges to implement energy-saving measures

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350 Connecticut Disappointed in Failure of Oil Efficiency Legislation

May 12th, 2012 | By

In the yearly flurry of activity on the last day of the Connecticut legislative session, a major issue slipped through the cracks: allowing heating oil customers access to state efficiency programs. At a time when all Connecticut residents are trying to save money on energy, fuel oil customers (48% of homes) are at a severe disadvantage. They are about to lose access to efficiency assistance programs that are available to natural gas or electric heat customers, because of the way these programs are funded.



Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings: The ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ of Mitigation

Jun 1st, 2011 | By

By Henry Auer — A conference entitled “Leading by Example: Creating Jobs & Reducing Costs through Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Across Connecticut” was convened on May 26, 2011, sponsored by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, of Meriden, Connecticut.

Energy efficiency retrofitting projects represent an accessible and achievable contribution to reducing the demand for energy used in heating, cooling and air conditioning. Click this environmental headline for more of this story.



Debate pits energy efficiency fund against utility surcharge

May 21st, 2011 | By

A better-than-anticipated financial outlook for the current fiscal year has the state in the position of undoing some of the controversial measures it took in 2010 to balance the budget–but a debate is brewing over just what the priorities should be. Read more here: Debate pits energy efficiency fund against utility surcharge | The Connecticut

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United Way turns energy savings into food for kids

Nov 11th, 2010 | By

As a results of implementing energy efficiency measures United Way has expanded its community outreach including the organization’s “Kids Backpack Program,” which discretely places a bag of food inside the backpacks of students who are at risk of hunger over the weekend.



Bushwick Metals receives CEEF incentive check

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Bushwick Metals has recieved an an incentive check of $14,067 from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) for its participation in the Energy Conscious Blueprint program.



Litchfield Hills Business Energy Efficiency Program underway

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — A new Business Energy Efficiency Program is underway, according to the Litchfield Hills County of Elected Officials. “The purpose is to help local businesses and provide an incentive for energy efficiency,” Rick Lynn, LHCEO planning director said. The city of Torrington, in cooperation with the LHCEO, was awarded with a $200,000 Economic Recovery

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Litchfield Hills Business Energy Efficiency Program underway

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — A new Business Energy Efficiency Program is underway, according to the Litchfield Hills County of Elected Officials. “The purpose is to help local businesses and provide an incentive for energy efficiency,” Rick Lynn, LHCEO planning director said. via Litchfield Hills Business Energy Efficiency Program underway – The Register Citizen.



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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