Posts Tagged ‘ Legislation ’

350 Connecticut Disappointed in Failure of Oil Efficiency Legislation

May 12th, 2012 | By

In the yearly flurry of activity on the last day of the Connecticut legislative session, a major issue slipped through the cracks: allowing heating oil customers access to state efficiency programs. At a time when all Connecticut residents are trying to save money on energy, fuel oil customers (48% of homes) are at a severe disadvantage. They are about to lose access to efficiency assistance programs that are available to natural gas or electric heat customers, because of the way these programs are funded.



‘DIRT! The Movie’ — with Reception, Exhibitors & Panel Discussion, 6 p.m. Weds. July 14, Greenwich

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

6 p.m.: Local Wine & Cheese Reception with Guest Exhibitors; 7 p,m,: Film Screening (83 min.) & Panel Discussion about Dirt! The Movie. Come for an evening and leave with a new appreciation for soil, writes Jeff Cordulack of Audubon Greenwich. You may have never heard of the film, but once you’ve seen it, you

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State Approves $26 Million for High-Speed Rail | NBC Connecticut

Jan 8th, 2010 | By

Hopes are alive for a high-speed commuter rail service for the New Haven and Springfield corridor, and all of the economic potential officials say it offers the state. The State Bond Commission has approved $26 million for a project which, House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden, said is important for the state and the region

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State Agenda, Part 6: A Chance To Gain Land – Courant.com

Jan 8th, 2010 | By

AGENDA2010 FOR THE STATE • Last in a Hartford Courant series We would very much like to see a strong statewide plan for open space acquisition, one that prioritizes environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands and ridge lines and focuses on parcels that are contiguous with existing open space. via State Agenda, Part 6: A

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Smarter Money Would Be On Main Street — Courant.com

Dec 30th, 2009 | By

After the federal bailouts were faulted for enriching Wall Street and for proving rather anemic in creating jobs, the president and congressional Democrats sent a message in choosing a name for the jobs bill they introduced this month. “It is with great enthusiasm that we present our 'Jobs for Main Street' legislation,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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RTM approves senior tax deferral option, extends wetlands fines – Greenwich Time

Dec 16th, 2009 | By

The Greenwich Representative Town Meeting voted to extend an ordinance allowing the town to fine landscape contractors who violate local wetlands regulations, removing a sunset clause from the enabling legislation. via RTM approves senior tax deferral option, extends wetlands fines – Greenwich Time.



Senators Offer New Climate Proposals – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

Dec 11th, 2009 | By

Senators John Kerry,Democrat of Massachusetts, right, Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, center, and Joseph I. Lieberman, Independent of Connecticut, sent President Obama a letter on Thursday outlining their plan on climate change. The senators believe they can win the 60 votes needed to push the broadly-worded blueprint of a climate change and energy bill

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Bottled Vs. Tap | CT News Junkie

Dec 10th, 2009 | By

Barbara Sarmento of Farmington wasn’t able to tell which of the four cups contained the tap water from West Hartford. “I try to drink bottled water, but now that I see how little difference there is I may be switching to tap,” Sarmento said Wednesday. Making the switch to tap water is exactly what Corporate

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California Pushes Ahead with a Carbon Cap, Ahead of Schedule | Climate 411

Nov 24th, 2009 | By

California has the world’s eighth largest economy and a well-earned reputation as a global trendsetter on environmental policy. It should come as no surprise that Californians are out of the gate on the most urgent environmental challenge of our generation: building a clean energy future that protects the world from catastrophic global warming. Given that

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State Lawmakers’ Environmental Scores Inch Up for 2009 | CTLCV Scorecard

Nov 12th, 2009 | By

Grades Reflect Voter Concern about Protecting the Environment Connecticut lawmakers’ environmental scores inched up this year, reflecting the high priority that voters across the state place on protecting the environment. That finding comes from the just-released Connecticut League of Conservation Voters’ 2009 Environmental Scorecard (pdf), which grades lawmakers on their votes on 19 different bills

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Connecticut Delegation Members Secure Funding to Protect Open Space in Simsbury

Oct 31st, 2009 | By

Thursday, Sens. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) joined Representatives Chris Murphy (CT-5) and John Larson (CT-1) to announce that Congress approved and President Obama is expected to sign into law $1.415 million in funding to protect the Tulmeadow Farm in Simsbury. via Connecticut Delegation Members Secure Funding to Protect Open Space in Simsbury.



Two more facilities joining ‘Connecticut Clean Marinas’ program | ConnecticutPlus.com

Oct 13th, 2009 | By

Total Membership in Special Environmental Preservation Effort Now 17 Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that two more marinas – Spicer’s Marina in Noank and Reynolds Garage and Marine Inc. in Lyme – are the latest recreational boating facilities in the state to be certified “Connecticut Clean Marinas.” The certification acknowledges efforts to go beyond

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EDITORIAL: A de facto tax is a tax nonetheless- The Register Citizen Opinion – Northwest Connecticut’s Daily Newspaper

Oct 10th, 2009 | By

Sometimes it seems as though the state of Connecticut can’t raise revenue if it’s not taken out of the wallets of state residents. The bottle bill that went into effect Oct. 1 is yet another glaring example. via EDITORIAL: A de facto tax is a tax nonetheless- The Register Citizen Opinion – Northwest Connecticut’s Daily

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Web Site Tracks Europe’s Clean Energy Growth | via Environmental News Bits

Oct 10th, 2009 | By

The European Commission this week introduced an open-access online tool to monitor the development of about a dozen low-carbon technologies in the trade bloc. The commission said its Strategic Energy Technology Plan Information System, offers ways for citizens, researchers, investors and policy makers to map funding for projects in areas including hydropower, wind, photovoltaics, concentrating

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New ‘report’ informs decision-making and advocacy for the betterment of the world | CT Environmental Headlines

Oct 7th, 2009 | By

“The first decades of the 21st century are expected to decide the quality of life, locally and globally, far into the future. As 2010 approaches, understanding the pace of progress toward sustainable practices – whether efforts to manage environmental risks are catching up or falling behind – takes on new urgency.” So begins the report

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Save the Sound Pushes for Increased Long Island Sound Funding

Oct 6th, 2009 | By

Save the Sound Pushes for Increased Long Island Sound Funding at Congressional Hearing on Reauthorization of Long Island Sound Restoration Act Washington D.C. – Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, testified today at the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment hearing in preparation for the 2010 reauthorization of

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Senate Dems Pass Green Building Tax Credit | Connecticut RealEstateRama

Oct 5th, 2009 | By

A measure included in one of the budget implementer bills passed by the state legislature will help stimulate economic development in New Haven and elsewhere while also preserving the environment, says Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven). The legislation establishes a maximum $25 million tax credit for taxpayers who build buildings that meet

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Green tax credit likely to survive in budget – The New Haven Register

Oct 1st, 2009 | By

NEW HAVEN — A tax credit to encourage green building construction has proven elusive over the past two years, but seems likely to survive this year’s state budget battle, which continues to play out three months after the fiscal year began. via Green tax credit likely to survive in budget- The New Haven Register –

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EDITORIAL: Allocate funds to preserve LI Sound

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Now that the Senate has passed a bill with just $3 million for the health of Long Island Sound – a paltry amount, compared with the $15 million the House approved – it’s up to New York’s two senators to make sure that the Sound does a lot better in conference committee. via EDITORIAL: Allocate

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New bottle bill could remove ’500 million’ bottles from the waste stream — Courant.com

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

On Thursday, water and other non-carbonated beverages sold in bottles will join bottled soda and beer in requiring nickel deposits, redeemable when shoppers return the empties. The change was approved by the state legislature this year — unanimously in the House of Representatives.  Expansion of the bottle bill could remove nearly 500 million containers a

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