Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, says it has celebrated the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CEFIA.
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Cycling advocate and Hartford resident Christopher Brown is headed to court today to ask a judge to reopen Flower Street and begin the construction of a pedestrian bridge. Brown and his attorney, Ken Krayeske, filed the lawsuit against the Connecticut Department of Transportation in November when the street was closed for construction of the Hartford-New
Officials in Hartford presented final plans for the redevelopment of Downtown North, the area north of Interstate 84 and east of the Connecticut River in Hartford. The city presented the plans for the redevelopment of the area, which now includes parts of Union Station known as Downtown West, at a meeting Wednesday night. The meeting
By BRIAN DOWLING No state burns as much of its trash as Connecticut does. Every day, six trash-to-energy plants burn about 5,600 tons of refuse, at least two-thirds of everything thrown away. But the largest player in this decades-old system has run into serious problems. The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority faces a $10 million deficit
If a redesign of downtown Hartford’s traffic system creates a bus-only lane down Asylum Street, several prominent retailers and restaurant owners say the buses will be jockeying for space with moving vans — because they’ll leave.
The Elizabeth Park Conservancy held its first annual meeting on July 16 at the Pond House in Elizabeth Park. Kathy Kraczkowsky, past president of the Conservancy, and new president, Laura Berman, welcomed their guests, which included Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.
Environmental activists from around the state joined with the state’s two U.S. Senators today to say action on controlling carbon emissions, as stated by President Obama three weeks ago, must be addressed.
“This is not in doubt,” said senator Chris Murphy. “These weather trends and these storms are caused by increased levels of carbon pollutants.”
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The Amos Bull House, located just east of downtown Hartford, was built in 1788 and previously served as the Connecticut Historical Commission’s administrative offices until Connecticut Landmarks, a non-profit group, acquired the building in 2008. For more on this story, visit: CT News Junkie | Oldest Brick Building In Hartford Will Soon Be Energy Efficient.
The signature event in the capital city has been postponed because of a new report from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service on flooding.
The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority has awarded an $11.6 million contract for the final phase of capping the 96-acre landfill. This final section – about 35 acres – will have photovoltaic panels mounted on top of a special artificial turf. The project is expected to generate about one megawatt of electricity, or enough to power about 1,000 homes at peak efficiency. Solar generation is impacted by weather and the sun’s position in the sky.
In an abrupt reversal, the city has dropped all opposition to closing Flower Street to accommodate the New-Britain-to-Hartford busway. Mayor Pedro Segarra’s decision came after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations between city officials and aides to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is committed to drive the busway to completion by early 2015. For more on this
Work could start as early as this winter to rehabilitate a key rail bridge that links about a dozen east-of-the-river companies with the rest of the nation’s freight network. The state will pay $3 million toward replacing rusted support beams and worn ties and braces on the bridge, which spans the Connecticut River a short
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that nine Connecticut cities and towns will share a $20 million federal grant for transportation projects designed to improve the flow of traffic, improve air quality, and reduce energy use.
The Chair of the state’s Council on Environmental Quality has issued a statement commending the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for taking steps to reduce air pollution from the Hartford power plant known as the South Meadow “jets.”
The South Meadow plant has eight aging jet turbine engines that burn jet fuel to generate electricity on days of high electricity demand.
The shoreline’s public bus system, 9 Town Transit, once again saw tremendous growth in bus ridership during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, with passenger trips up 29% over the prior year. 9 Town Transit Executive Director Joseph Comerford contributes the growth to expanded service hours and improved awareness of the service.
A hundred years ago, a river ran through the city of Hartford. And I don’t mean the powerful, 400 mile long Connecticut river. It was the Park River…and it was not loved. Due to massive pollution, the spread of disease, and a few devastating floods –the Park River, was buried beneath the city, entombed in
Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman, Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. John B. Larson announced $2 million in federal funding for the Greater Hartford Transit District. Awarded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus Livability Program the funding will be used to implement pedestrian safety improvements as part of the Sigourney Street Connectivity Improvements Project at the
MDC to support Watkinson School’s annual service learning project to prevent dumping of waste in local storm drains West Hartford residents and their sixth grade science classmates from Watkinson School in Hartford stenciled storm drains and distributed educational fliers in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Kenwood Circle, a service project aimed at protecting the Park River.
The Connecticut DEEP today issued a proposed final decision recommending the issuance of an inland wetlands and watercourses permit to the Connecticut DOT required for the construction of the New Britain to Hartford busway. The proposed final decision can be accessed on the DEEP web site. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center received a UTC Power PureCell Model 400 system on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.The system will provide clean, reliable on-site power at the St. Francis Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital campus on Blue Hills Avenue in Hartford. The fuel cell from UTC Power will provide 400kw of clean, reliable power to Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, serving nearly half of the building’s electrical needs.