Posts Tagged ‘ renewable energy ’

The New Green: Local political debate on renewable sources

May 3rd, 2013 | By

It might seem unlikely that power plant companies and environmentalists would ever join forces over a political issue, but that is exactly what happened in the Connecticut legislature this week. The Connecticut Senate passed a bill yesterday that would reform the state’s Renewable Energy Portfolio. The Portfolio currently requires electric companies to derive a greater

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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.



CL&P will recoup part of renewable energy investments

May 14th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Light & Power Company will recoup part of your investment in renewable energy projects like rooftop solar panels and fuel cells by selling renewable energy certificates to the utilities.



State details $1 billion investment in clean energy

Apr 15th, 2012 | By

Connecticut’s public works regulator plans to distribute $720 million to zero-emissions, renewable-energy generation and $300 million to low-emissions generation over the next several years, detailing for the first time how the state will spend more than $1 billion of required investments in commercially generated renewable power. The investment by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is

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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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Apple hopes to turn green with solar power data centre

Dec 21st, 2011 | By

Apple, ranked the least green of the big tech companies earlier this year, is moving quietly to repair its reputation by switching its vast east coast data centre from coal to solar power. Local officials in North Carolina say the company is preparing to build a solar farm adjacent to its $1bn data centre in

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Bethel Holiday Tree Lights Go Green With Renewable Energy Certificates

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

The Town of Bethel will reinforce its commitment to sustainability this holiday season by “greening” its holiday tree lights and promoting renewable energy. For more on this story, visit: Bethel Holiday Tree Lights Go Green With Renewable Energy Certificates From Constellation Energy – Bethel, CT Patch.



The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years: Stanford researcher

Feb 8th, 2011 | By

A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the world’s energy supplies to clean and sustainable sources says that it can be done with today’s technology at costs roughly comparable to conventional energy.



Rell-vetoed energy bill to be revived

Jan 24th, 2011 | By

Sweeping legislation would reform DPUC and promote renewable power projects.



State to provide closer regulation of growing green energy niche

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Five of the 12 suppliers who offer contracts as an alternative to the CL&P offer fixed or variable rates that represent 100 percent green energy.



Connecticut recognized as top green power purchaser

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

For the third year in a row, the State of Connecticut has been named one of only three states making EPA’s top 50 list of national Green Power Partners, ranking 36th on that list. This year, Connecticut will be purchasing more than 107 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, which is enough green power to meet 17 percent of the state’s purchased electricity use