Posts Tagged ‘ Watertown ’

New Report: Biomass More Polluting Than Coal

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
PHOTO: Biomass pellets are used worldwide for energy generation, and they're growing in popularity in Europe. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

“Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal,” which has been delivered to the EPA by the Partnership for Policy Integrity, says that biomass power plants across the country are permitted to emit more pollution than comparable coal plants or commercial waste incinerators, even as they are subsidized by state and federal renewable energy dollars. There are currently two biomass proposals in Connecticut — one in Plainfield and one in Watertown.

It contains detailed emissions and fuel specifications for a number of facilities, including plants in Connecticut, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.



Housatonic River settlement to fund projects in New Milford, Watertown

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

Extra money from a 1999 Housatonic River cleanup settlement will fund seven fish habitat and marsh restoration projects, including the removal of dams in Watertown and New Milford, state and federal environmental officials announced Tuesday. Money from the settlement will also be used to by the Housatonic River Association in several Northwest Connecticut towns. For

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Single stream boosts Watertown’s recycling rate

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

Watertown increased its recycling rate more than any of the 61 towns in the mid-Connecticut system served by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. For more on this story, visit: Single stream boosts Watertown’s recycling rate Republican American.



Gov. Commends Environmental Award Winners, including CT Environmental Headlines

Oct 21st, 2010 | By

CT Environmental Headlines was among CT DEP GreenCircle Award winners Tuesday at The Siemon Co., in Watertown. Award winners range from a group of Milford Cub Scouts for a beach cleanup to The Siemon Co., which has installed hundreds of solar panels and reduced its waste to landfills.

CT Environmental Headlines (where you are right now) is a blog, website and e-mail service that provides links to the public to current environmental news stories in the state.