Energy Conservation

‘Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge’ a consortium of agencies and fourteen towns including

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The “Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge,” a consortium of agencies and fourteen towns, invites young adults at least 18 years old to apply for paid “CT Clean Energy Corps” internships.



EPA asks CT to curb electricity use

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants businesses and residents in Connecticut and the rest of New England to cut their energy and fuel consumption over the next two days as the air quality has reached unhealthy standards. via EPA asks CT to curb electricity use | Hartford Business.



‘Power IT Down Day’ (today) joins EarthHour as one-day conservation initiative

Aug 27th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has subbed this Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, “Power IT Down Day,” an annual nationwide event that encourages the public and private sectors to turn off their IT equipment at the end of the workday to save energy.



PACE Solar Tour in Westport, Aug. 28, to feature 1910 Farmhouse

Aug 27th, 2010 | By

One of Connecticut’s most amazing “green renovation homes” will be open to the public on Saturday, August 28. The 1910 Westport farmhouse has been transformed into a state-of -the-art green home by the owner/architect. Between noon and 4 p.m., ticket holders will learn about the unique features of this Energy Star-rated home.



Green Mtn College tops Sierra Club’s Greenest Schools

Aug 26th, 2010 | By

Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT, which uses power from the heat and biomass of cows and plans to be carbon neutral by next year, tops the list. via Sierra Club Ranks America’s Greenest Schools | The Nation.



State Lags In Spending Energy Cash

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

The goal is to use federal dollars to create jobs and boost business. But Connecticut’s execution is lagging and criticism is mounting. Those in Connecticut hoping the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act would stimulate an economy that was in immediate dire need 18 months ago are left asking what’s gone wrong. Poor execution of the

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DeLauro: Green Tech Will Help Turn Around Economy

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

New Haven’s U.S. Congresswoman visited a local alternative energy shop Thursday to meet with entrepreneurs and green techies. Bruce Crowder, who works there, sent in this report to the New Haven Independent: “There is a real role for government to be a catalyst”, said U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro of New Haven Thursday at a small

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Rutgers site largest college solar project

Jul 29th, 2010 | By

At Rutgers University, 7,600 panels convert sunlight into electricity, saving some $200,000 in energy costs this year in the biggest solar-power experiment at a U.S. college. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., China’s second-largest solar-panel maker, supplied the $10 million project. Yingli is one of several Chinese manufacturers that have slashed costs to reduce global prices

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Wind turbine not pricing out at Bishop’s Orchards

Jul 29th, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — Now that its wind power study has been concluded, the owners of Bishop’s Orchards are blowing off pricey plans to build a wind turbine on their property. “At the moment, it’s not proving out, or otherwise we would be jumping at it,” said Keith Bishop, co-owner and co-CEO of the business. via Pricey

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Terra-Gen Power Breaks Ground on World’s Largest Wind Project

Jul 28th, 2010 | By

US-Based Renewable Energy Company’s Latest Project Set to Produce 1,550 mw of Clean, Renewable Wind Energy Terra-Gen Power has announced that it has closed a $1.2 billion financing for four wind power projects with a total of 570 megawatts of capacity at its Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, California. The four projects, known

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Fuel Cell Power Plant Installed at South Windsor Frozen Food Plant

Jul 28th, 2010 | By

Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc., which employs about 225 people at a manufacturing facility in Torrington, said Tuesday it has sold a 300-kilowatt fuel cell power plant to power Carla’s Pasta Inc.’s frozen-food processing facility in South Windsor. Read the story in the Waterbury Republican-American. Environmental Leader also ran a story about this Connecticut company reporting

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Sun Electric Completes the Installation of More Than Five Megawatts of Solar Power Throughout the Northeast

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

New Fairfield, Connecticut-based Sun Electric has announced that, with the recent completion of two Stop & Shop solar systems totaling more than 426 kilowatts in Franklin Park and Somerset, NJ, the company has reached the significant milestone of the installation of total of more than five megawatts of residential and commercial solar panel systems. As

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Sikorsky rolls out first all-electric helicopter

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

BRIDGEPORT — Sikorsky Aircraft Monday will unveil something thats never been attempted before: an all-electric helicopter. The Firefly, as it’s called, is a one-person, single-rotor helicopter that gets its electricity from two lithium-ion battery packs. via Sikorsky rolls out first all-electric helicopter – Connecticut Post.



Winsted rejects zone change for turbines

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday night to deny an application from Torrington-based alternative energy company Optiwind that would have amended the town's zoning regulations to permit wind turbines in rural areas. via Winsted rejects zone change for turbines The Republican-American.



Portland residents want Kleen Energy reconstruction stopped

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

PORTLAND – The explosion at the Kleen Energy plant may have faded from the headlines, but it has not faded from the memories of a number of Portland residents.



State board approves $500,000 loan for Plainfield power plant

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

Plainfield, Conn. — The state agreed today to loan $500,000 to an energy company which plans to construct a $160 million biomass power plant in Plainfield. via State board approves $500,000 loan for Plainfield power plant – Norwich Bulletin.



CCEJ to sign up participants for Clean Energy Options

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice is signing up Hartford residents to take part in Clean Energy Options, a voluntary program to support clean energy. Through Clean Energy Options, participants purchase clean energy from one of two providers by paying a small charge on their regular CL&P monthly utility bill. The charge is based on the

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New Haven Lighthouse May Go Solar

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

After hearing a presentation Wednesday night by Giovanni Zinn, an environmental consultant for the New Haven sustainability office, the commissioners swiftly approved 20 solar panel installation for the caretaker’s cottage at Lighthouse Point might be catching rays—through 20 solar panels. Final approval must come from the Board of Aldermen. via Lighthouse May Go Solar |

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Guilford to edit wind turbine amendment

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — Concerned a proposed amendment allowing wind turbines in yards may infringe on neighbors’ property plans, the Planning and Zoning Commission has opted to edit the regulation and consider it at another meeting. Commissioners and one resident who spoke out at a public hearing Wednesday said they were concerned that the ordinance’s approval would

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Mashantuckets receive $6.7M grant for cogeneration

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By

A $6.7 million grant received this week by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will help pay for its new $34 million cogeneration system that will serve the tribe and Foxwoods Resort Casino. The grant reflects “the promise created by the Connecticut Clean Energy Act that supports ours and many other ‘green’ energy projects throughout the

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