Energy Efficiency

UConn picked to do turbine efficiency research

Jul 27th, 2011 | By

The University of Connecticut’s engineering department will participate in a 36- month advanced turbine technology research program being conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mansfield Today reports.



UTC Promotes Energy Efficiency, Hosts ‘Save Energy Now’ Event with U.S. DOE

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

United Technologies and more than 100 manufacturing companies, have partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to save energy.



Energy Efficiency Fund Presented with Leadership Award for Pioneering Energy Programs in Connecticut

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

Project Completed by Fund at Mark Twain House Provides Setting for Honors .



For better air, we need efficient air conditioners

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

The air quality last week was the state’s worst in years. For better air quality, he says, we need efficient air conditioners.



$500,000 for new energy efficient maintenance equipment for towns, cities

Sep 10th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced a new state initiative that will reimburse cities and towns for 80 percent of the cost of purchasing new energy-efficient lawn and grounds maintenance equipment.



Farmington to receive $300G in block grants for energy upgrades

Sep 9th, 2010 | By

Eight Hartford area communities are getting $3.1 million in federal grants to upgrade public housing and other community facilities



Hartford Historic Site Breaks Ground on New Energy Project

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

State Sen. John W. Fonfara and others celebrated the installation of a new closed-loop geothermal heating system at the Connecticut Landmarks’ Hartford Campus that includes a geothermal system that will replace the existing, inefficient heating and cooling systems and will save Connecticut Landmarks an estimated $3,833 per year in energy costs at the Butler-McCook House & Main Street History Center.



Clotheslines snipped at Quarry Knoll I senior complex

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

GREENWICH — After nearly 50 years of service, the clotheslines that provided free drying for senior citizens on fixed incomes at Quarry Knoll I in Greenwich bear their soggy burdens no more. Following complaints that they were unsightly and posed a potential liability for the Greenwich Housing Authority, the clotheslines were dismantled and the polls

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Connecticut decision rejects energy efficiency plan

Aug 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) issued a draft decision Aug. 26, 2010, that rejects the plan that would allow ratepayers to save millions of dollars. This measure, which some environmental groups support, would have enabled ratepayers to take the least costly path to fulfilling their energy needs through increased efficiency.



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.



BEEP For Energy Efficiency Grants For Businesses 

Aug 18th, 2010 | By

Following is information on the Litchfield Hills Business Energy Efficiency Progam from New Hartford Plus. The program makes available rebates for businesses and nonprofits for approved cost-efficiency building improvements The program is being administered by the Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials. New Hartford has been allocated $16,000 to be awarded locally.



Connecticut Naval Base buys two 300kW fuel cells

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

from The Hydrogen Journal — The New London US Naval Submarine Base, in Groton, Connecticut, has purchased two 300 kW fuel cell power plants from FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut. The fuel cells will provide base load electricity and heat for a boiler at an existing energy plant, with a total efficiency of 80 per cent.

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Litchfield Hills Business Energy Efficiency Program underway

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — A new Business Energy Efficiency Program is underway, according to the Litchfield Hills County of Elected Officials. “The purpose is to help local businesses and provide an incentive for energy efficiency,” Rick Lynn, LHCEO planning director said. The city of Torrington, in cooperation with the LHCEO, was awarded with a $200,000 Economic Recovery

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Yale Wins $1.5M for CO2 Underground Storage Research

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

More than 1, 100 years of CO2 storage potential in Geologic Formations Washington, D.C. — Yale University has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop technologies aimed at safely and economically storing carbon dioxide in geologic formations. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the DOE is awarding a total of 15 projects up to

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Litchfield Hills Business Energy Efficiency Program underway

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — A new Business Energy Efficiency Program is underway, according to the Litchfield Hills County of Elected Officials. “The purpose is to help local businesses and provide an incentive for energy efficiency,” Rick Lynn, LHCEO planning director said. via Litchfield Hills Business Energy Efficiency Program underway – The Register Citizen.



FuelCell Energy Power Plants headed to U.S. Naval Submarine Base

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

Two DFC300 Fuel Cell Power Plants to Provide Reliable and Efficient Power for Base Energy Plant Danbury-based FuelCell Energy, a manufacturer of high efficiency ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government, and utility customers has announced the sale of two 300KW DFC300 fuel cell power plants to be installed at

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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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Avon Old Farms School completes energy efficiency analysis

Jul 9th, 2010 | By

AVON — Avon Old Farms School is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and, as a result, recently had an energy efficiency assessment done at 24 of its faculty houses. via Avon Old Farms School completes energy efficiency analysis | Foothills Media Group.



Glastonbury Gets Energy Grant For Green Initiatives

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

GLASTONBURY — The town has a fleet of vehicles powered by natural gas. Its buildings, some powered by solar panels, have won awards for energy efficiency. Now the town will share in a $4.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will make it even greener. via Glastonbury Gets Energy Grant For Green

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Faster, smarter trains to save millions

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

Taking an age-old mode of transportation and giving it a boost of 21st Century technology, that’s what GE’s RailEdge Movement Planner does for freight rail travel. It’s essentially a breakthrough software system that serves as an air traffic control system for freight rail. It helps railroads take into account train schedules, traffic control systems and

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