Posts Tagged ‘ Hydroelectric ’

State’s New Plan For Renewables Turns To Large Hydropower, Away From Biomass

Mar 19th, 2013 | By

State environmental officials are trying to decrease reliance on energy from wood-burning biomass and tap into hydropower from dams in Canada to help meet its escalating renewable-energy targets, something it expects this year to miss for the first time. “The incentives in this marketplace haven’t produced enough on-the-ground renewable projects,” Commissioner Daniel Esty of the

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Speak out to defeat Bill 1138. Submit even a brief testimony and send a loud message.

Mar 18th, 2013 | By

From Duncan Broatch CSPPA Sorry about this late notice but it looks like our Connecticut legislators are pulling a fast one here; A new proposed “substitute” bill, SB 1138, An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Clean Energy Goals, was introduced in Connecticut Friday. This bill appears to create a long-term contracting opportunity with Hydro Quebec outside of

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Renewables Electricity Capacity in US Now Greater than Nuclear and Oil Combined

Dec 6th, 2012 | By

Renewable energy sources accounted for 41.14 percent of new electrical generating capacity installed in October and 46.22 percent for the first 10 months of 2012, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects.



Five Hydroelectric Dams On Conn. River Up For Relicensing

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Katie Kennedy, a scientist with the Nature Conservancy, said it’s very unusual for five dams to be folded into one re-licensing review process.



Connecticut House passes Collinsville Dams legislation for new power source

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

“These two dams are already a beloved and long-standing symbol of the Farmington’s Valley’s rich history. With the House’s vote today, we can help make them a symbol of the Valley’s future as well — retrofitting them to provide clean energy to power thousands of Connecticut homes and businesses.” Murphy said.



U.S. Awards $275G to CT Hydro Project

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $8 million to hydroelectric power plant projects in Connecticut, Oregon, Utah, and Vermont under the Rural Energy for America Program, including $275,000 to Putnam Greenpower’s project in Connecticut.



Developer: Thompson plant could power 50 homes

Feb 20th, 2011 | By

A hydroelectric plant at the former Wilsonville Mill site in Thompson could produce enough energy to provide a year’s worth of electricity to more than 50 homes, according to a proposal.



When making electricity, local company takes its time | The Day

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By

Officials from the Groton-based company, eGen LLC, said that unlike large hydropower systems that require faster water, tides or dams, the eGen system works in slow-moving water, is environmentally friendly and does not kill animals and plants that get sucked into revolving blades. via The Day – When making electricity, local company takes its time.



Event: Green Economy Topic Of Green Market Exposition Tomorrow — Oct. 21 — See You There!

Oct 20th, 2009 | By

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Bridgeport’s emerging green collar economy will be the topic of discussion during the Green Market Exposition taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., Bridgeport.  http://www.greenmarketexposition. org SEE YOU THERE!!! The Green Market Exposition will look at local sustainability and feature

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Proposal to harness Thomaston Dam power | The Republican-American

Sep 24th, 2009 | By

THOMASTON — A Greenwich engineer wants to study the feasibility of installing hydroelectric turbine generators at Thomaston Dam. via Proposal to harness Thomaston Dam power The Republican-American.