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BJ’s withdraws plan to build store in Norwalk

Sep 19th, 2013 | By
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“Over the past several weeks we have heard concerns raised by neighbors and others about our proposed development. The developer and BJs want to review those concerns to see if they can be reasonably addressed before deciding our next steps,” read the statement released by the communications firm representing the company and property owner. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from The Hour of Norwalk.



CT manufacturing education gets boost from Motorola

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, an East Hartford nonprofit, said it will share a $75,000 grant with a national association to expand its summer manufacturing academy for students in grades seven through nine. For more on this story, visit: CT manufacturing education gets boost from Motorola | HartfordBusiness.com.



FuelCell Energy Posts Record Sales Quarter

Sep 5th, 2013 | By
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Sales at Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc. jumped 81 percent in the third quarter ending July 31, beating Wall Street estimates, the company reported late Wednesday. Total revenues for the quarter were $53.7 million, a record for the firm, up from $29.7 million in the same quarter last year. FuelCell Energy, which manufactures fuel cells in

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Hartford Business has special green section this month

Sep 5th, 2013 | By
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Click on this environmental headline for more on how Connecticut’s new commitment to product stewardship is creating a booming industry where new entrants can flourish.



Hyatt Invests Over $37M in More Than 200 Energy Efficiency Projects

Aug 29th, 2013 | By
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When it comes to its supply chain, Hyatt’s achievements include implementing a Supplier Code of Conduct, which establishes the hotel chain’s standards for suppliers regarding social, governance and environmental principles. Other achievements include partnering with the World Wildlife Fund to evaluate its seafood purchases outside of the U.S.



Many out-of-state companies win in state’s commercial renewable energy program

Aug 28th, 2013 | By

The long-awaited list of energy companies that applied for and won clean energy projects through the state’s revamped commercial renewable energy incentive program shows a hefty chunk of the work could send a lot of the money out-of-state. The program, known by the nicknames ZREC and LREC for zero- and low-emissions energy projects, is administered

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Fuel Cell Startup Looking To Grow

Aug 26th, 2013 | By
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Three years after Proton Energy became a public company, a co-founder who was essentially No. 2 there quit to get a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in materials science.



Stamford installs environmental friendly Smart Tap water bottle filling stations

Aug 14th, 2013 | By
From left to right: Polly Rauh, The Stamford Board of Representatives; Sandy Goldstein, President of Stamford Downtown Special Services District; Bill Apfelbaum, Smart Tap; Lori Feinsilver, Head of Community Affairs & Executive Communications, Americas UBS; Chick Corea, Jazz Pianist; Annie Summerville, The Stamford Board of Representatives; and Ernie Orgera, Director of Operations, City of Stamford. (contributed photo)

UBS and Smart Tap, a company that provides water bottle-filling stations, have partnered together to bring clean, locally-sourced water to Stamford residents. “As a member of the Stamford community, we have a keen interest in the sustainability of the city as well as the wellbeing of its residents” said Lori Feinsilver, of UBS.



CT denies eight companies’ $1B secret request

Aug 14th, 2013 | By

Connecticut regulators have denied the requests from eight companies to keep secret their information in a 21-year, $1 billion state renewable energy credit program, but pushed back the release of that information until next week.



Altus Power Management, ESPN, And Winstanley Build Solar

Aug 12th, 2013 | By
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Altus Power Management, in collaboration with ESPN and Winstanley Enterprises, has announced the completion of a 663 kW solar system located on the rooftop of ESPN North Campus in Bristol. It is estimated that the 2,688 module system will offset 11 percent of ESPN’s electricity usage at this location over the term of the 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.



Meriden Company Pays Fine for Hazardous Waste Violations

Aug 9th, 2013 | By

290 Pratt Street, LLC owns the Meriden Enterprise Center facility in Meriden, Conn. EPA alleges that in June 2010, PCBs were discovered to have leaked from transformers and to have contaminated soil and concrete areas at the Meriden Enterprise Center.



Danbury’s Ross Solar Group forms alliance with Milford’s Climate Partners

Aug 8th, 2013 | By

Ross Solar Group of Danbury, CT today announced their strategic alliance with Climate Partners of Milford, CT to provide Integrated Energy and Comfort solutions to Connecticut homeowners.



NRG Energy plans bioenergy park in Montville

Aug 8th, 2013 | By
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NRG Energy Inc. has announced its plan to construct a bioenergy park next to its biomass facility in Montville, Conn.



NRG owner to broaden plan for Montville plant; 200 jobs expected

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By
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NRG Energy Inc. plans to file an application with the state in which it will expand upon unit conversion plans at its Montville power plant, something company officials say could create as many as 200 full-time jobs. New Jersey-based NRG has scheduled a news conference for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lathrop Road plant. David

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UConn researchers and green energy

Jul 26th, 2013 | By
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Going green could go even further with a new partnership at UConn. The university and state are joining with Fraunho USA.



Bloom Energy proposes Macy’s fuel cell in Cheshire

Jul 25th, 2013 | By
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California fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is proposing putting one of its Bloom Boxes at the Macy’s distribution center in Cheshire.



New owner plans reopening N. Ind. ethanol plant

Jul 19th, 2013 | By
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Connecticut-based Noble Americas Corp. has taken over the former New Energy Corp. plant in South Bend and anticipates restarting it by early next year, the mayor’s office announced Thursday.



Siting panel hears from Meriden officials, NRG

Jul 17th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Siting Council continued to hear testimony Tuesday on the future of 82-foot-tall abandoned power plant and other buildings on Meriden’s Cathole Mountain.



Ross Solar Group Announces Strategic Alliance With Climate Partners

Jul 15th, 2013 | By
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Ross Solar Group of Danbury, CT today announced their strategic alliance with Climate Partners of Milford, CT to provide Integrated Energy and Comfort solutions to Connecticut homeowners. The focus of this strategic alliance is to help homeowners considering renewable energy, such as Solar PV, realize lower upfront investments and faster paybacks with better ROI’s, which will result in more savings quicker.



CT DOT picks firm for Stamford station TOD project

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

The department now is in preliminary negotiations with SMDV on a formal design and construction plan for the project, which will transform the transit center into a commercial, residential and retail complex, CDOT officials said in a press release.