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New Haven chosen for clean FuelCell Energy power plant

Jul 29th, 2014 | By
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.



Connecticut PURA approves biomass power plant as Class I renewable

May 21st, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved on Tuesday a New Hampshire-based, 75-MW biomass power plant as eligible to generate Class I renewable energy certificates.



Massachusetts DEP fines Connecticut company for improper expansion of Williamsburg gravel pit near Mill River

May 16th, 2014 | By

The DEP initially ordered Hull Forestlands LC of Pomfret Center, Conn., to pay $24,000 in fines but agreed to suspend $10,200 once the company completes a restoration plan to repair damage done at the site, according to a statement issued by the state agency. Under the Wetlands Protection Act, no excavation can take place within

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UI getting 2 new fuel cell power plants in Connecticut

May 2nd, 2014 | By
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The United Illuminating Co. has selected FuelCell Energy two build a pair of 2.8 megawatt fuel cell power plants for the utility.



FuelCell Energy power plant to provide 80% of UB campus energy needs

May 2nd, 2014 | By
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A 1.4 megawatt fuel cell power plant at the University of Bridgeport will supply approximately 80 percent of the power needs on campus.



ClearEdge may file for bankruptcy

Apr 28th, 2014 | By
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South Windsor Town Manager Matthew B. Galligan has said fuel-cell manufacturer ClearEdge Power may file for bankruptcy, the Hartford Business Journal reports.



Catholic sisters aim to purify Big Oil shale drilling

Apr 27th, 2014 | By
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“How can you say the operations are sustainable if you don’t know where the water is going, how many chemicals are being used and eventually what’s happening with the waste water?” An order of nuns in Philadelphia are taking on Chevron.



GE Plans to Invest $1 Billion Annual on Solar, Wind Farms

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
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General Electric Co.’s Energy Financial Services unit plans to invest more than $1 billion a year on renewable-power projects.



CL&P launches Home Energy Reports program

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By
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Beginning this week, more than 340,000 Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) customers will be automatically enrolled in a new, free energy-saving service called Home Energy Reports, an Energize Connecticut initiative.



Op-ed: For CT business leaders, every day is Earth Day

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his new Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee recognize that investing in energy efficiency is not only good for individual Connecticut businesses, it boosts economic growth for the state. Indeed, energy efficiency can be considered an economic driver. A 2009 economic analysis by Environment Northeast concluded that $1 invested in

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FuelCell Energy awarded $3M from energy department

Apr 9th, 2014 | By
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According to a news release, “This project will enhance the performance, increase the lifespan, and decrease the cost of stationary fuel cells being used for distributed generation and combined heat and power applications.”