Posts Tagged ‘ hydroelectricity ’

Officials praise Canton hydropower project

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gathered at the dam on the Farmington River in Collinsville to announce the passage of the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act.

Dam bill a first for Esty, Murphy

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
The Farmington River in Collinsville (photo: cjzurcher)

The House gave final passage Monday to a bill to enable the Connecticut town of Canton to refurbish two dams on the Farmington River.

New Hampshire Gov. pleads with CT Gov. over energy legislation

May 16th, 2013 | By

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s letter says the Connecticut proposal that would allow hydro to be counted toward that state’s renewable energy goals quote, “undermines our common goal of fostering new and small-scale renewable resources here in New England.”

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Malloy Defends Esty, Canadian Hydro

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he probably would have advised his energy commissioner not to participate in a call with investors last week regarding the state’s energy strategy, but he didn’t ask.

At an unrelated press conference Monday, Malloy said he read the transcript of DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty’s call with UBS investors and saw nothing wrong with what he said. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from CT News Junkie.

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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First Selectman: Collinsville Has Gained From Dam Study

Dec 20th, 2011 | By

Collinsville has discovered that it had not been collecting on the state’s Payment In Lieu of Taxes for the upper dam and related infrastructure. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes program gives municipalities funds for state land for which it cannot collect taxes.

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.