Why We Need a New York Times (and Environmental Headlines) In Every State

Oct 27th, 2014 | By

We are in the midst of a journalism revival. Startups like Business Insider, Vox, Vice and FiveThirtyEight are reimagining not just newsgathering, but how to tell stories. “Old Media,” that at first struggled to adapt to the Internet age, now are boldly launching projects that seek both to satisfy their existing audiences and find new

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Ansonia considers $20M organic recycling facility

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

A proposal to build a $20.5 million organic recycling and anaerobic digestion facility here, where food waste is turned into green energy, will be the subject of a public informational meeting Thursday.

EPA warns Stratford on sale of Sewer System

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
Stratford Water Pollution Control Facility

Noting that significant Federal and State funds were used to finance the massive re-building of the Stratford sewer system several years ago, the EPA letterexpresses concern over the long-term viability of this wastewater infrastructure, should it be sold to a private corporation.

New Malloy Ad Focuses On UTC Deal

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign sought to defend Malloy’s economic development policies in an ad released Friday that touts a $400 million deal with United Technologies Corp. approved earlier this year.

CT’s first commercial wind project wins legal battle

Sep 17th, 2014 | By

West Hartford renewable energy developer BNE Energy is cleared to build three wind turbines in Colebrook, after a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling on Monday ended a three-year legal battle.

Gov. Malloy Signs Historic Commitment from UTC to Invest Long-Term in CT

Sep 5th, 2014 | By

“The importance of this deal begins with the thousands of employees at United Technologies at United Technologies and extends to the tens of thousands of people employed by or impacted by the work of companies in the supply chain,” said Governor Malloy.

Milford scores a victory in fight with Recycling Inc.

Aug 28th, 2014 | By

Recycling Inc., formerly known as Milford Recycling Inc., proposed to expand its activities into other solid waste areas.

Yankee Gas Breaks Ground on First Large-Scale Natural Gas Expansion Project in Connecticut

Aug 7th, 2014 | By

Residents and businesses in Wilton will soon be able to make the switch to clean-burning, affordable natural gas. Yankee Gas is installing a new natural gas pipeline, making Wilton the first community in the state to partner with a utility through Connecticut’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy.

UIL Purchases $20 Million LNG Facility in Milford

Aug 6th, 2014 | By

UIL Holdings Corporation announced the purchase of a 14.6 million gallon liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility and related assets in Milford, Connecticut from subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA, Inc. for approximately $20 million. UIL purchased the assets through its subsidiary on July 31, 2014. The Milford facility is operated by The Southern Connecticut Gas Company,

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CL&P proposes significant increase on utility bills

Jul 31st, 2014 | By

Are you a CL&P customer? Your bill could be increasing by as much as 60 percent by the end of this year! CL&P says it is proposing the increase to cover a gap related to past storm damage.

New Haven chosen for clean FuelCell Energy power plant

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Information regarding the projects, which consist of two 2.8 MW DFC3000 fuel cell power plants to be installed at different sites within the UI service territory, was released on April 30 and identified Bridgeport as one location with the other to be named at a later date.

South Korean Company Buys ClearEdge Power; Fuel Cell Maker Abruptly Laid Off South Windsor Workers In April

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

Doosan Co. Ltd., based in South Korea, said it will acquire the assets and operating debt of U.S.-based ClearEdge Power, a fuel cell manufacturer for buildings, for $32.4 million, the Reuters news service reports. ClearEdge Power, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May to reduce debt and operating costs. It had major

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Nine New London County Towns Sign Clean Energy Communities Pledge

Jun 26th, 2014 | By

From EnergizeCT: The towns of East Lyme, Franklin, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Old Lyme, Preston, Sprague, and Waterford have all recently signed a pledge to commit to Clean Energy Communities, an Energize Connecticut program that incentivizes Connecticut municipalities to support energy efficiency and renewable energy. Under the Clean Energy Communities program, each town pledged to reduce

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CT lacks power in burgeoning wind industry

Jun 24th, 2014 | By

Wind power will play an increasing role in the U.S., likely supplying more than a third of the nation’s energy needs by 2050, according to a new analysis being readied by the federal Department of Energy, but Connecticut isn’t likely to be a major industry player. Click for more from the Hartford Business Journal.

MDC’s Mike Jefferson receives EPA award

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

Mike Jefferson, MDC Diversity Manager at The Metropolitan District, was presented with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator’s Award for Outstanding State, Local or Tribal Office Performance Achievement. Jefferson was the sole recipient selected for this national honor.

Trinity Solar moving headquarters to Cheshire

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

Trinity Solar’s headquarters will move from 131 Whiting St. in Plainville to 611 West Johnson Ave. in Cheshire.

SCSU, Milford recognized for energy efficiency

Jun 18th, 2014 | By
Southern Connecticut State University's $49 million energy efficient science building, designed to accommodate solar panels and will be LEED certified.

The Power of Change organization recognized the achievements of more than 20 state agencies and municipalities for efforts on reducing energy spending and greenhouse gas emissions to protect the environment and benefit Connecticut residents.

ebm-papst Inc. makes new investments in energy-saving facility upgrades

Jun 6th, 2014 | By
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Solar arrays and HVAC upgrades recently installed at the Farmington-based ebm-papst are projected to yield annual savings in heating and cooling costs which the company plans to reinvest in production and R&D growth. Part of the company’s ongoing GreenTech efforts to bring the next generation of efficiency to its entire complex, these systems go online as the company celebrates its annual GreenDay week.

Energy Plus to pay $4.5 million to settle Connecticut complaints

May 23rd, 2014 | By

Energy Plus does not acknowledge any wrongdoing as a part of the settlement, which must still be approved by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, said Jaclyn Falkowski, a spokeswoman for Jepsen.

Connecticut agency closes on $30 million ‘green’ project deal

May 23rd, 2014 | By

The state agency charged with financing renewable energy projects has closed on a $30 million deal to sell a portfolio of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) transactions to a California-based specialty financing firm.