Posts Tagged ‘ renewables ’

New England report calls for gas heating, tolls

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

Are you a member of The New England Council? I ask because Brad Kane reports in the Hartford Business Journal today that regional business group New England Council and accounting firm Deloitte released a “smart-infrastructure study” Tuesday calling for New England states to convert more homes and businesses to gas heating and add more tolls to major highways and population centers.

CT renewables program holds millions for small business

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

Up to 150 small businesses could receive help installing renewable power systems this year when the state utilities open a $2.1 million program on a first-come, first-served basis. Electric utilities Connecticut Light & Power of Berlin and United Illuminating of New Haven will unveil a new zero emissions renewable energy credit program later this year

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NStar OK’s top dollar deal with Cape Wind

Mar 31st, 2012 | By

Boston utility NStar has agreed to pay a starting price for power from the Cape Wind project that is substantially above the cost of conventional energy and will slightly increase the average customer’s monthly bill beginning the first year the offshore wind farm generates electricity, according to a 15-year contract filed with state regulators Friday.

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‘Windfall,’ a Documentary on Wind Turbines, by Laura Israel

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

We can all agree that energy independence is a worthy objective, right? Alternative energy sources like solar power can help free the United States from fossil fuels and the grip of unstable Persian Gulf states. And wind power — wait, not so fast, says “Windfall,” Laura Israel’s urgent, informative and artfully assembled documentary. An account

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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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GE’s Immelt worries U.S. not leading on renewables

Nov 4th, 2011 | By

General Electric Co’s Jeff Immelt worries the United States may lose ground to China in the renewable energy sector because it is not prepared to invest in solar, wind and other technologies on the same scale. But the chief executive of the largest U.S. conglomerate said his company remains undaunted and will continue to work

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North American Power launches wind energy offering

Jul 31st, 2011 | By

A South Norwalk electricity supplier is betting that Americans are willing to spend a little more for the electricity they use if it comes from a renewable source. Click on this environmental headline for more information about South Norwalk-based North American Wind Power’s latest investment!

Japan: Seeking higher ground, abandoning nuclear plans, ramping up plans for renewables | The Guardian

May 19th, 2011 | By

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has ordered the temporary closure of Hamaoka – the nuclear plant that sits on an active faultline – while a new tsunami wall is built, and he has abandoned plans to build 14 reactors over the next 20 years, opting instead for a 20% increase in renewables.