Posts Tagged ‘ hydropower ’

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.



Hassan to Connecticut: Curb your Northern Pass bill

May 9th, 2013 | By

Citing unresolved concerns about Northern Pass, Gov. Maggie Hassan has urged Connecticut’s governor to oppose a pending rewrite of that state’s renewable energy plan that would reclassify large-scale Canadian hydropower for that state’s renewable energy goals. The proposed Northern Pass, which would bring hydropower from Canada to the New England power grid by crossing New

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As hydro plants begin relicensing, river groups set to participate

Nov 8th, 2012 | By

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has filed a notice of intent and pre-application document for five hydroelectric projects on the Connecticut River, including ones in Bellows Falls and Vernon, beginning the first phase of a regulatory process that will reach its final conclusions in 2018.Some of the two states’ NGOs wanting in on the

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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.



UN chief calls for stepped up action by governments, private sector to boost clean energy

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

16 January 2012 – As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off today, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables. Globally, one person in five still lacks access to modern electricity and twice that

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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.



Report: No ‘Fatal Flaws’ Exist For Hydropower in Collinsville

May 17th, 2011 | By

Engineers reported no “fatal flaws” that could permanently derail the project, and that the development of one or both dam sites offers Canton “the opportunity to generate essentially all of the power consumed by Town facilities through clean, renewable hydropower.”