Posts Tagged ‘ Environment Connecticut ’

America’s Dirtiest Power Plants Report Released

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

Some conclusions include: The U.S. should cut overall emissions of global warming pollution by at least 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. This will require action at all levels of government.

The U.S. EPA should strengthen, finalize and implement the Clean Power Plan. Congress should also take action to drive down emissions and promote renewable energy, including by adopting a comprehensive national climate policy and passing a national renewable electricity standard.

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Connecticut Reaps Public Health Benefits from Wind Energy: Environment Connecticut

Nov 28th, 2012 | By

Environment Connecticut has released a report that shows that New England’s current power generation from wind energy avoids 720 tons of smog-causing and 1,370 tons of soot pollution annually, a significant benefit for public health in Connecticut, a state heavily affected by air pollution.

The report outlines how today’s wind energy in New England is delivering results for the environment and for public health. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.

Environmental Groups and Other Stakeholders Unite Behind Atlantic Offshore Wind

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

217 environmentalists, conservationists, clean energy advocates, businesses, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast are united in calling for bold action to accelerate the development of offshore wind. In Connecticut, ten offshore wind proponents joined Environment Connecticut, including the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Senators Doyle and Meyer, Clean Water Action of Connecticut, and several other environmental groups and elected officials. The coalition released a letter to the Obama Administration to show strong support for progress made to date and to urge continued leadership to ensure we see several wind farms spinning off our coasts within the next few years. Click on this headline for more of this story.

2 groups sue DEP over N.J. pullout from regional environmental initiative

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

Two environmental groups sued the state’s Department of Environmental Protection today (Weds. June 6) over New Jersey’s pullout from a regional “cap-and-trade” program last year.

As Emissions in Northeast States Decline, Economic Growth Outpaces Nation: Report

Apr 11th, 2012 | By

A new report by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center released today in front of the solar array atop Middletown-based Center Point Office Park, highlights the role that clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets for reducing global warming emissions, while challenging claims that actions that reduce emissions undermine economic growth.

Chris Phelps taking leave from Environment Connecticut

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

Chris Phelps wrote today that he is taking a leave of absence from Environment Connecticut as of the close of business this Friday Feb. 17. Over the course of the past nine years I’ve had many rewarding experiences working with so many of you as an advocate for public interest and environmental issues. We’ve fought

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Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 1.5 Million Connecticut Residents

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

The drinking water for 1.5 million people in Connecticut could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. “Nuclear power’s risks hit too close to

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Environment Connecticut Applauds Passage of Clean Energy Bill

Oct 11th, 2011 | By

“Following yesterday’s unanimous approval of SB 1243, the House of Representatives today voted 139 to 8 to send the clean energy bill to Governor Malloy for his signature. This clean energy bill moves Connecticut closer to an efficient, affordable, and clean energy future,” said Christopher Phelps, Program Director, Environment Connecticut. Click on the environmental headline for more on this story.

America Cannot Afford Big Oil’s Plan: Environment Connecticut

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

Environment Connecticut offers solutions to end America’s oil dependence, including set of transportation policies that will make our vehicles more efficient, invest in new technologies like electric vehicles, and provide Americans with clean alternatives like public transportation.

Cleaner cars would save state drivers $2.4M over holiday

Nov 25th, 2010 | By

A report released by a state environmental group this week contends that state drivers would save $2.4 million filling up their gas tanks over the long Thanksgiving holiday if all those driving had more fuel-efficient cars. The findings in the new Environment Connecticut study are based on estimates that 195,000 families will be on the

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New Study on Connecticut’s Coastal Economy Renews Calls to Reduce Off Shore Oil Exploration Efforts

Nov 10th, 2010 | By

By Luther Turmelle: Power to the People, a New Haven Register blog…. A West Hartford-based environmental group is using a new report released this week renew its call for the Obama administration to permanently back away from an expansion of oil exploration and drilling off of America’s coasts. The Environment Connecticut study found that coastal

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