Danbury-based FuelCell Energy has announced a significant operating milestone with the generation of two billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of ultra-clean and renewable electricity produced by Direct FuelCell power plants since the first commercial installation in 2003.
PSI Awarded $180,000 to Help Reduce Environmental and Financial Impacts of Consumer Products in ConnecticutDec 10th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Connecticut residents will likely have more options in the future for safely and responsibly disposing of certain consumer products, thanks to a series of efforts led by the Product Stewardship Institute through a contract awarded by the CT DEEP.
Town Will Receive $1 Million For Fishway And Other Projects from Unilever — (update with Fasano statement)Dec 7th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
The charges stem from Unilever’s December 2008 illegal discharge of industrial wastewater at a manufacturing site in Clinton and the company’s failure to report the discharge in a timely manner.
This fuel will primarily be blended into the region’s heating oil supply enabling consumers to heat their homes and businesses with a renewable and American-made product that has been shown to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 88%.
A technology developed by a UConn professor is being installed at the Torrington water pollution control facility to turn fats, oils and greases into biodiesel. The professor and two colleagues founded RPM Sustainable Technologies to market the process that might be replicated elsewhere.
Clairvest Group has announced that it has made a US$28.5 million investment in Winters Bros. Waste Systems of Danbury, CT.
The Connecticut Clean Energy Finance Authority has joined a New England effort to reduce the cost of installing solar electric systems.
As Connecticut places an increasing emphasis on the clean energy industry, more local banks are moving into the business of green financing. First Niagara, which is headquartered in Buffalo but has a significant Connecticut presence, has invested more than $100 million over the past four years into areas like energy efficiency upgrades, solar panel installations, and fuel cells.
Norwalk’s Abest Power & Gas has reached an agreement to provide power options to its customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
Abest Power & Gas, its joint venture in retail energy supply, and Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading retail provider of renewable energy and other carbon-reduction assets, have entered into an agreement for Abest to offer wind power options to its customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
Decommissioned Haddam nuclear plant Connecticut Yankee received another $126 million in a dispute with the U.S. Department of Energy over the continued storage of nuclear waste in Connecticut, the plant’s owner announced Friday.
New York City-based Tri-State Biodiesel and its parent company, The Sustainable Biodiesel Company, have partnered with New Jersey-based Lard-NABF LLC (LARD) to purchase and upgrade the Connecticut-based biodiesel production business, Bridgeport Biodiesel. TSBC subsidiary Connecticut Biofuels will be headquartered at the Bridgeport Biodiesel site. Connecticut Biofuels is Connecticut’s longest running in-state cooking oil recycler. This will allow for locally sourced cooking oil to supply the Bridgeport plant.
Polamer Precision, an aerospace manufacturing firm based in Newington, has been awarded a 15-year energy program contract in the latest round of Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit auctions.
Peter Kelly-Detwiler interviewed Chip Bottone, the President and CEO of Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy, for Forbes. FuelCell Energy operates 50 fuel cell power plants in nine different countries across the world, including one that will power Al Gore’s new headquarters in London. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
Orange electric utility United Illuminating and the city of Bridgeport are proposing a 50-acre, five-megawatt renewable energy park on the city’s former landfill site.
The ShowerSaver is the first device ever created to let you know how long you have been in the shower and how many gallons of water you’ve used, allowing you to make the green decision every time you shower.
Covanta Energy and Turning Earth partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut towns and businessesNov 1st, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Covanta Energy Corporation and Turning Earth have announced a new partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses. The 10-year agreement calls for Turning Earth to build, own and operate an integrated organics recycling facility in central Connecticut to which Covanta will divert organic waste for beneficial reuse in partnership with municipalities and commercial customers.
All-Star Transportation is the largest privately-held school bus company operating solely in Connecticut, providing school bus transportation services to 30 communities in Litchfield, New Haven, Hartford and upper Fairfield Counties.
SolarCity and the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority have begun work on a 1-megawatt solar system for the South Central Regional Water Authority in Hamden, CT. The ground-mounted solar system is expected to include more than 4,000 solar panels–making it one of the largest in the state.
Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc. announced two updates to the development and commercialization of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology, which included a $6.4 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. DOE and a SOFC power plant preparing for operation at a California dairy farm.