Energy Efficiency

Two Conn. Companies Get $7 Million For Energy Efficiency Work – Courant.com

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Two Connecticut-based companies are getting $7.3 million in federal stimulus funding to develop technology to make commercial buildings more energy efficient. via Two Conn. Companies Get $7 Million For Energy Efficiency Work – Courant.com.



Guilford Energy Task Force Wins $280K Grant

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

Not only are members of Guilford’s Energy Task Force excited about winning a $280,220 grant, but so are energy enthusiasts in the towns of Branford, Durham, Killingworth, Madison, and Westbrook, as they will all share in and benefit from the funds. The grant, which came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy Efficiency and

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Memo to the Next Governor of Connecticut: Ensure a Cleaner, Lower Cost Energy Future by Maximizing Investments in Energy Efficiency

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By

Memo to the Next Governor of Connecticut: Ensure a Cleaner, Lower Cost Energy Future by Maximizing Investments in Energy Efficiency, from Jessie Stratton, Director of Government Relations, Environment Northeast. Connecticut’s high energy costs hurt our economy by making our businesses less competitive and by reducing the amount of money residents have to spend on other

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OP-ED: Energy Memo to the Next Governor of Connecticut

Jun 21st, 2010 | By

Connecticut’s high energy costs hurt our economy by making our businesses less competitive and by reducing the amount of money residents have to spend on other in-state goods and services. Pollution from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity and heat our homes, businesses and institutions causes significant health problems and contributes to climate change that

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Westport, Weston in $4M fed-funded energy efficiency campaign

Jun 18th, 2010 | By

More than $4 million dollars in federal grant money will be coming to Westport, Weston and 12 other state municipalities to create an unprecedented two-year program aimed at dramatically curbing energy consumption and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. via Westport, Weston in $4M fed-funded energy efficiency campaign – NewsTimes.



CT Partnership to Receive $4.2 Million in Stimulus for Energy Programs

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced today that a partnership led by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, a ratepayer fund to promote, develop and invest in clean energy sources, will receive $4.17 million in competitive federal stimulus funds for energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy programs in Connecticut. The grant was only one of 20 awarded

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U.S. Senate Rejects Big Oil Bailout

Jun 11th, 2010 | By

Environment Connecticut Urges Passage of Clean Energy & Climate Bill West Hartford, CT— As the damage escalates from the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Environment Connecticut applauded Senators Dodd and Lieberman today for voting against legislation that would have blocked new rules requiring cars and light trucks to use less oil.  A

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Malloy Not Bashful About Energy Policy, Both Past and Future

Jun 6th, 2010 | By

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy didn’t hold back his feelings Wednesday about Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the Democrat-controlled General Assembly’s decision to raid the energy conservation fund in order to balance the 2011 state budget. “You can’t cut conservation funds by $30 million and still expect to meet aggressive standards with respect to

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Links that will help address questions about renewable energy

Jun 4th, 2010 | By

From a note from – Erron Smith, Economic Development Specialist, CERC. If you’re interested in learning more about how to become more energy efficient, here are a few links that will help address questions your community may have about renewable energy: Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund: www.ctenergyinfo.com Connecticut Wind Working Group: www.windct.org Connecticut Clean Energy Fund:

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Blumenthal joins opposition to governor’s veto of Conn. energy bill

May 28th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he is “deeply disappointed by Gov. Rell’s veto of landmark legislation to lower the state’s record electricity rates.” He said Governor M. Jodi Rell “gave Big Power a gargantuan gift.” “The governor chose generators over consumers and business, killing legislation that would provide desperately needed rate relief,” Blumehthal said.

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Naval Air Station Fort Worth deploying ‘green’ initiatives

May 26th, 2010 | By

FORT WORTH — Energy efficiency is on the mind of every homeowner, but the same could be said of Uncle Sam. Officials at Naval Air Station Fort Worth are increasingly embracing greener initiatives to reduce electricity, gas, water and fuel consumption and use alternative energy sources.



States can benefit from reducing coal use: Union of Concerned Scientists

May 22nd, 2010 | By

In a push for more renewable and local energy projects, the Union of Concerned Scientists has targeted coal plants, like PSEG's in Bridgeport Harbor, as examples of wasteful offshore spending. The Union of Concerned Scientists recently published a report called “Burning Coal, Burning Cash,” and concluded that, “states can reap economic and environmental benefits by

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Want Cleaner, Cheaper Energy? Tell Governor Rell to Sign the Energy Bill

May 14th, 2010 | By

Connecticut legislative leaders led a press conference today to encourage Governor Rell to sign the just-passed landmark energy reform bill, and to tout the bill’s potential to lower electric rates, increase the generation of renewable energy, and promote energy efficiency. Email: governor.rell@ct.gov; Tel: 860-566-4840; Toll-Free: 800-406-1527; TDD: 860-524-7397. via Connecticut League of Conservation Voters: Want

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Damage From Energy Fund Cut Multiplies

May 11th, 2010 | By

Last week, lawmakers passed a state budget that siphons off a huge chunk of Connecticut’s nationally ranked Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund — 35 percent or $28.7 million annually for eight years or $230 million total — to reduce the budget deficit. This decision is simply tragic. Daniel L. Sosland is executive director of Environment Northeast.

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Damage From Energy Fund Cut Multiplies

May 10th, 2010 | By

Last week, lawmakers passed a state budget that siphons off a huge chunk of Connecticut’s nationally ranked Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund — 35 percent or $28.7 million annually for eight years or $230 million total — to reduce the budget deficit. This decision is simply tragic.



Conn. Legislature Passes Energy Reform Bill (update with Blumenthal)

May 6th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD, Conn. — The state Legislature passed a wide-ranging energy reform bill that advocates say could lead to lower electric rates but that opponents maintain could ultimately hurt ratepayers. The 129-page bill, considered one of the biggest changes to the state’s electric industry since deregulation 12 years ago, passed on a 20-14 vote. This update includes

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Energy Industry Lobbyists Pressuring Legislators To Kill Connecticut Energy Bill

May 4th, 2010 | By

Statement of Environment Connecticut Program Director Christopher Phelps urging lawmakers to pass the Fonfara-Nardello Energy Bill before the legislature adjourns at midnight Wednesday Hartford, CT – “In the face of aggressive pressure from dozens of energy industry lobbyists, lawmakers at the state capitol pulled the plug on a planned Monday vote on the Fonfara-Nardello Energy

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Reports: State Budget Deal Raiding Ratepayer-Supported Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funds Could Get Vote Today

May 4th, 2010 | By

Statement of Environment Connecticut Program Director Christopher Phelps on news reports that a tentative budget deal between legislative leaders and Governor Rell would balance the budget by raiding electric ratepayer-supported clean energy and energy efficiency programs Hartford, CT – News reports this morning indicate that a tentative budget deal has been reached between legislators and

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Consumer Advocates, Businesses, Environmental Groups Urge Passage of the Nardello-Fonfara Energy Bill

May 3rd, 2010 | By

The bill will lower electric rates, spur investment in renewable energy, and create jobs News release from Environment Connecticut and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment: Hartford, CT – A coalition of consumer, environmental and business advocates today called on legislators to pass the Nardello-Fonfara Energy bill currently pending before the General Assembly. The bill,

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Rell budget plan borrows $953M; Proposes Raiding Ratepayer Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funds

Apr 29th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell on Wednesday proposed borrowing more than $950 million to balance the fiscal 2011 state budget, redirecting millions of existing surcharges paid by electricity ratepayers to back bonds that will help close the state’s operating deficit. The Connecticut Fund for the Environment said that “more than 11,800 direct or indirect jobs” were

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