Energy Efficiency

Connecticut Fund for the Environment strongly opposes proposal that sweeps energy funds

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

For the third time in two years, Governor Rell has proposed raiding the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund in order to fill Connecticut’s budget deficit. Connecticut Fund for the Environment, a New Haven-based environmental group, was disappointed by the news announced this afternoon that the Governor planned to raid 50%

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Stamford corporate energy challenge to launch

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

Stamford will challenge its corporate citizens to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings when a new sustainability program launches Friday.

UT Establishes Research Office in Ireland

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

East Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. announced the opening of United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, a research and development hub that extends the global reach of its Connecticut corporate research center, to help accelerate technologies addressing renewable energy, energy efficiency, and integrated building systems.

Sprague gets grant for energy efficiency

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

Sprague’s 50-year-old Town Hall is in line for a 21st-century, eco-friendly upgrade. Officials earlier this month received a $69,695 federal agricultural grant to help pay to install solar panels on the roof of the building at 1 Main St. in Baltic.

A Bad Idea To Regulate TV Energy Efficiency

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

Charles Rothenberger and Noah Horowitz [Opinion, April 10, “Standards Needed for Energy-Guzzling TVs“] ironically accuse the electronics industry of a “misinformation” campaign while they ignore facts that show heavy-handed government regulation is not an effective way to promote energy-efficient technology.

New energy exhibit added at Discovery Museum

Apr 10th, 2010 | By

The Discovery Museum’s new energy exhibit, which promotes “green” forms of energy, will open April 17 at the museum in the North End, 4450 Park Ave.

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Save Connecticut Families over $1,700 per Year, While Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

And from Environment Connecticut: State Rep. Jim Himes joined Environment Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Buildings Council and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council to release a new report showing the benefits of investing in energy efficiency. The report shows that if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, Connecticut families could save

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Demand — and costs — for environmentally friendly college campuses is up

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Faced with shrinking endowments and an increasingly competitive enrollment environment, colleges and universities are leaning heavily on investments made in energy efficiency and sustainable practices to cut operational costs while attracting environmentally conscious students and alumni supporters. via Demand — and costs — for environmentally friendly college campuses is up – Mass High Tech Business

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FuelCell Energy Announces Passage of Renewable Portfolio Standard by South Korean National Assembly

Mar 24th, 2010 | By

FuelCell Energy a Danbury, Connecticut-based manufacturer of high efficiency ultra-clean power plants using renewable fuels, announced the passage of a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, requiring 4 percent clean energy generation by 2015 and 10 percent by 2022. via FuelCell Energy Announces Passage of Renewable Portfolio Standard

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Growing Materials: Using Mushrooms to Transform Waste at the Burke Auditorium

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By

Growing Materials: Using Mushrooms to Transform Waste at the Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect St. New Haven CT 4:30-5:30PM, March 24, 2010. Free and Open to the Public, Reception to Follow. Sponsored by the Industrial Environmental Management Program, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Ecovative Design’s CEO, Eben Bayer, will speak at the Yale University

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Connecticut in the Dark About Earth Hour

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

Make every hour Earth Hour While international support of the worldwide energy conservation event known as Earth Hour has had explosive growth, a survey conducted by Direct Energy shows only 10 percent of Connecticut respondents are aware of Earth Hour, which is now approaching its fourth year.

Energy Fund to governor: Hands off (video) – The New Haven Register –

Mar 16th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD — Officials with the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund are trying to use the bully pulpit in an effort to fend off a proposal by Gov. M. Jodi Rell to use money from the fund to help balance the state budget. That threat weighs heavily on the minds of officials with the fund, as well

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Center for Business and the Environment at Yale – Events

Mar 5th, 2010 | By

The Concept Clinic is a forum designed to provide consultative advice to an enterprise in the earliest stages of development. In this case the panel will provide feedback on the concept behind the creation of Earth Marketsboth in terms of its business plan as well as being an example of an emerging class of social

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Broad Coalition Rallies for Action on Green Jobs, Saving Energy Funds

Mar 4th, 2010 | By

A broad coalition of environmental advocates and clean energy businesses united with legislative leaders yesterday to call for policies that will get Connecticut residents back to work in good, green jobs. While some of those policies would require some financial investment, others would require no financial expense at all. In many cases, the no-cost policies

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Danbury firm helps with Ford’s energy efficiency – NewsTimes

Mar 3rd, 2010 | By

New England Energy Management is doing its part to help Ford Motor Co. become a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective company.The Danbury-based designer of energy-efficient lighting, climate control and refrigeration recently was chosen by Ford to retrofit its Dearborn Research & Engineering Center, as well as various Ford Land commercial buildings in Dearborn, Mich., with

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CFE Responds to Task Force Findings Green Jobs Panel and Electric Rate Relief Panel Report Out

Mar 1st, 2010 | By

Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) released the following statement on the findings of two panels convened by Speaker Chris Donovan to address business expansion in the state’s green sector and energy rate relief. The panels met in January and February of 2010 and convened legislators, business leaders, utilities representatives, workforce training experts, trades representatives,

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CTEHxclusive: More alternative fuels to come out of Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project had the kick off meeting Feb. 17, 2010, in Hartford. The Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition, Inc. (GNHCCC), together with over 30 partner organizations will develop and implement a state-wide, fuel-neutral effort that will deploy 183 alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) through incremental funding and provide fueling capability

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Milford company reduces carbon footprint by 103 tons with new heat pumps

Feb 27th, 2010 | By

Representatives of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF), Southern Connecticut Gas Co. and United Illuminating recognized Northeast Electronics Corporation of Milford for its participation in CEEF’s Energy Conscious Blueprint Program and for taking significant energy efficiency measures. Northeast Electronics president Armand J. Cantafio said the installation of Robur reversible natural gas-fired heat pumps was part

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A greener Wilton: Future efforts may pale due to budget cuts

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

The future of Wilton’s energy is looking brighter — and greener — thanks in part to the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF), according to members of the town’s energy commission. But maybe not for long.

Editorial: Short circuit: Residents would come out on short end of stick with CCEF cuts | Wilton Bulletin

Feb 18th, 2010 | By

A popular program in Wilton is under the gun in Hartford The town has benefited from programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. Now Gov. Rell has proposed taking some of the money earmarked for those funds and using it to plug holes in the state budget deficit.

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