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Trustees: GE misleads in Hudson dredge report

Feb 4th, 2014 | By

Federal trustees who will assess General Electric’s liability for harm done to the Hudson River’s natural resources accused the company Monday of being misleading in a report that found no need to voluntarily expand dredging.



NU biomass plant lands multimillion CT contract

Feb 4th, 2014 | By

A New Hampshire biomass plant owned by a Northeast Utilities subsidiary won a 10-year, multimillion contract designed to lower the cost of renewable energy in Connecticut.



Aquarion seeking nominations for Environmental Champion awards

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

The Aquarion Water Company is again seeking adults, students, small and large businesses, and non-profits whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources – its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities.



Shelton Man Wants to Power Trumbull With Solar Energy

Jan 5th, 2014 | By

Chris Stapleton recently opened a storefront in Trumbull Center for his 5-year-old business, catchinraysusa.com. His company deals with the entire process, from sales to installation to maintenance.



New Haven companies ordered to pay $750K for violations of Conn. pollution control laws

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

A court has ordered three New Haven companies and their operator to pay nearly $750,000 in penalties for violations of the state’s hazardous waste and air pollution control laws.



Covanta and Turning Earth to provide organics recycling

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

Covanta and Turning Earth have entered into a partnership to provide organics recycling to Connecticut municipalities and businesses. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from American Recycler News Inc.



Plainfield biomass power plant restarts

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

A 37.5 MW biomass plant bought out of foreclosure by a Virginia-based financier has been brought back on line and is feeding power into the electricity grid of Connecticut, US.



FuelCell Energy Completes 14.9 MW Fuel Cell Park for Dominion on Schedule

Dec 30th, 2013 | By

The installation consists of five fuel cell power plants and an organic rankine cycle turbine for added output and further efficiency gains, with the power output adequate to power approximately 15,000 average size U.S. homes.



Solar Company Sues State Over Renewable Energy Contracts

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

A company called Allco Finance Limited has filed a lawsuit against the DEEP and its Commissioner Daniel C. Esty alleging the contracts for renewable power it signed with a 250 megawatt wind project in Maine and a 20 megawatt solar project in Connecticut violated the Federal Power Act and the U.S. Constitution. The CT News Junkie reports. …



FuelCell Energy Announces 2B KWh Fuel Cell Power Generation

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

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 Connecticut

Dec 10th, 2013 | By

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

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.



Greenleaf Biofuels Produces 1 Millionth Gallon of Biodiesel

Dec 6th, 2013 | By

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%.



Machine converting brown grease to bio-fuel nears installation in Torrington

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

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 announces investment in Connecticut waste collection company

Nov 26th, 2013 | By

Clairvest Group has announced that it has made a US$28.5 million investment in Winters Bros. Waste Systems of Danbury, CT.



CT joins $1.5M solar savings initiative

Nov 26th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Clean Energy Finance Authority has joined a New England effort to reduce the cost of installing solar electric systems.



CT banks move into green financing

Nov 26th, 2013 | By

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-Based Abest Energy To Offer Wind Power In Connecticut

Nov 25th, 2013 | By

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 and Sterling Planet Partner in Wind Power Offer

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

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.



CT Yankee receives another $126M for nuclear waste

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

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.