The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will decide soon ….
Monday night, in a 17-1 vote overseen by Mayor Bill Finch, the Bridgeport City Council approved a resolution calling for a responsible and managed retirement of the Bridgeport Harbor Station coal plant.
“This is a huge step toward healthier air and cleaner water in Bridgeport,” said Onté Johnson, Bridgeport organizing representative of the Sierra Club.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford – which will help keep critical buildings and facilities in those two cities powered even when the grid goes down – have been awarded a total of $5.1 million through the second round of the innovative Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Microgrid Program.
Ed Note: Unfortunately, as we have heard, Malloy sees natural gas as “cleaner.” The question is: How can we get him to invest in other forms of energy as robustly as he has invested in natural gas? “Cheaper, cleaner, more reliable.” That mantra has guided the energy policy of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration since
Thirty or more officials from the city, Norwich Public Utilities, The William W. Backus Hospital and the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative gathered at the end of Matlack Road Monday morning had those storms and others in mind. The event marked the completion of a $9 million, four-unit diesel generation micro grid power plant that
Common sense has so far prevailed over the failed predictions of global warming proponents, and the expansion of fracking continues.
Lori Armstrong, director of nuclear safety and licensing at the plant, said 180 Millstone staff have participated in training to improve “rigorousness of troubleshooting.”
In Response to Continuing Problems with Pump Problems affecting a pump that is part of a reactor safety system will be the focus of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Special Inspection at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant.
“If you’re in this industry long enough you see these cycles. The energy business has gone from boom to bust many times.”
Google said its renewable energy projects are expected to generate more than 6 billion kilowatt-hours of energy annually, which the tech giant said is “far more electricity” than it consumes and is enough to power all public elementary schools in New York, Oregon and Wyoming for one year. For more on this story, visit: Google
A new $30M solar array in Hartford is the first solar-energy project to be built atop a closed landfill in the state. At peak capacity, it’s expected to power about 1,000 homes per day.
Unexpected releases of cancer-causing radioisotopes into the air we breathe are a matter of health and safety. We were misled by Dominion and the NRC, once again, the Democratic Underground reports.
Clean, affordable energy is in demand, and appropriately sited renewable projects can give us the emission-free power we need.
Why we should change from fission to fusion electricity generation swiftly, with minimal overlap, once fusion is available. By Yale physics student and, undergraduate scholar at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, Jason Parisi.
U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gathered at the dam on the Farmington River in Collinsville to announce the passage of the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act.
Geothermal is a niche market compared to oil and gas — less than 2 percent of residential and commercial buildings in the United States — but heat-pump sales have been rising since the 1980s, according to Geothermal Exchange Organization, a nonprofit education and advocacy group for the geothermal heat pump industry.
The House gave final passage Monday to a bill to enable the Connecticut town of Canton to refurbish two dams on the Farmington River.
The Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University received the prestigious Power of Change Award for “State Difference Maker Leadership” at the Connecticut State Capitol on June 17. The 2014 Power of Change Awards celebrate the energy efficiency achievements of more than 20 Connecticut state agencies and municipalities. The winners received awards
Who will use the flexible policy tools offered in the Clean Power Plan to diversify their energy economies and unleash innovation to help their states grow? Who will show political courage?
The two coal-burning generators at NRG’s Portland Generating Station may get a second life burning diesel fuel.