Energy Efficiency

Utilities’ proposed strategy includes look at nuclear power | Commentary: The Day

Feb 15th, 2010 | By

Connecticut should focus on studying the pros and cons of nuclear power, developing a policy for renewable resources and targeting certain energy efficiency programs for funding, according to a report funded by the state’s two major utilities. via Utilities’ proposed strategy includes look at nuclear power | Commentary: The Day.

Portland Awarded For Energy Efficiency Initatives –

Feb 11th, 2010 | By

On Feb. 9, John Greeno of New England Conservation and Peter Callan of Lantern Energy presented Portland First Selectwoman Susan Bransfield with rebate checks for participation in an energy efficiency program. via Portland Awarded For Energy Efficiency Initatives –

Budget precedes green jobs in gov’s address | CT News Junkie

Feb 6th, 2010 | By

Hours after Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s farewell budget address, the Office of Policy and Management released its recommendations (pdf) for which revenue stream it would like to see the state borrow against to find $1.3 billion to balance the state budget. Its number one recommendation was the state’s Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund. If

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‘This Old House of Worship:’ Synagogues strive for energy efficiency | The Jewish Ledger

Feb 3rd, 2010 | By

In this economy, the concepts of power and light can’t stop at the spiritual, even for religious congregations. A synagogue, like any building, can be made more energy-efficient. A new energy-auditing class, offered by the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network IREJN, helps congregations do just that. via ‘This Old House of Worship:’ Synagogues strive for energy efficiency

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UTC Power Fuel Cell to generate clean power on-site for California Whole Foods Market

Feb 1st, 2010 | By

Store will be First Supermarket in California and Third Whole Foods Market to Generate Bulk of Power with Fuel Cell UTC Power, a United Technologies company, has announced that Whole Foods Market has chosen clean, reliable on-site fuel cell power to power a new store in San Jose, Calif. This marks the third Whole Foods

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Environmental Champion On To Greening Cities –

Feb 1st, 2010 | By

Doug Foy, who was president of the Conservation Law Foundation for 25 years, now  heads a private business, a green tech company called Serrafix that primarily works at reducing energy requirements. Tom Condon of The Hartford Courant, reports on a conversation he had wiith Foy recently: Foy is working with a number of major cities,

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Energy programs are ‘win, win’ | Milford Mirror

Jan 22nd, 2010 | By

Tom Ivers, city block grant coordinator, called it “a win-win solution,” that Milford residents have the opportunity to take advantage of two energy efficiency programs. They are the Connecticut Clean Energy Options and the Connecticut Energy Information Program — Choosing an Electric Supplier. via Energy programs are ‘win, win’ | Milford Mirror.

Energy study could save cash, say school officials | Ridgefield Press

Jan 2nd, 2010 | By

With energy bills running close to $3 million a year, the Ridgefield Board of Education is looking to find savings in this year’s budget to do an energy efficiency study that could cost $100,000. Paying serious money for consultants to look into things like solar roof panels, geothermal projects and electrical co-generation facilities may seem

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Schools set to teach ‘green’ |

Dec 29th, 2009 | By

WALLINGFORD – The first phase of the school system’s energy efficiency audit is complete – just in time for the recommendations to be incorporated in the superintendent’s budget. However, with belt tightening already going on, the projects may not make the priority list this year. Even if they don’t, green energy will continue to be

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Event: Clean Energy Community Regional Workshops

Dec 13th, 2009 | By

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund is conducting regional workshops throughout the state to share best practices among local clean energy leaders. These workshops are presented in partnership with the Clean Water Fund and will explore successful strategies to implement clean energy and energy efficiency within local cities and towns. There are two remaining workshops scheduled:

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Custom Mechanical Services

Dec 9th, 2009 | By

Custom Mechanical Services says they are excited that the State of Connecticut is allotting $4 million of federal stimulus money to open a grant on geothermal installations. The grant will provide homeowners and commercial/industrial establishments alike, a $2,000 refund per ton of heating capacity. An average home requires about 4 tons of heating capacity. According

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Weston schools are tracking energy use — so can you | Weston Forum

Dec 6th, 2009 | By

Ever wonder what your carbon footprint is? Or if that extra insulation or EnergyStar appliance is really saving you money? Now, thanks to the Weston public schools, Westonites are able to track and analyze these things and more — for free. David Lustberg, energy education specialist for Weston schools, said the online energy tracking “dashboard”

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Program rewards Beardsley Zoo for making energy-efficiency improvements

Nov 25th, 2009 | By

The United Illuminating Co. (UI) will present Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo with a check for $70,116 for its participation in the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund’s (CEEF) Energy Conscious Blueprint Program. Through the programs, the Beardsley Zoo installed electric measures administered by The United Illuminating Company and gas measures administered by Southern Connecticut Gas Company to help

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Energy efficiency fell by the waistside |

Nov 22nd, 2009 | By

WALLINGFORD – As the district ponders adding $1.4 million in energy efficiency projects into its budget, and searches for grants to cover upgrades, the question may be asked: Why wasn’t green energy addressed when the town coughed up $72.3 million for a comprehensive 11-school renovation that spanned nearly a decade? via – Energy efficiency

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Video: Conn. bus company goes green | NECN

Nov 19th, 2009 | By

A couple of years ago, the University of Vermont started a pilot program to certify buses for energy efficiency. They’ve gotten a great response from the industry and a big bus company in Connecticut is leading the way. Several Dattco busses are lined up in front of the TD Bank Sports Center at Quinnipiac University

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Nuclear power will set state back in global warming race | Environment Connecticut

Nov 17th, 2009 | By

Environmental groups release new report showing how nuclear power will hinder our ability to fight global warming West Hartford, Connecticut — Far from a solution to global warming, nuclear power will actually set America back in the race to reduce pollution, according to a new report by Environment Connecticut. “When it comes to global warming,

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Market big on greens and going green – The Bristol Press

Nov 16th, 2009 | By

Gnazzo’s, a grocery store that has been serving Plainville since 1934, is taking advantage of an energy efficiency program offered by Connecticut Light & Power Co. and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. The upgrades include new lighting inside and out, refrigeration, occupancy sensors, timers, anti-condensation controls for the glass door freezer cases and covers that

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City offers $500G to make houses energy-efficient – The New Haven Register

Nov 1st, 2009 | By

NEW HAVEN — Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and the Livable City Initiative announced Thursday the creation of a $500,000 fund aimed at helping city homeowners pay for energy-efficiency upgrades. To be eligible, homeowners must get free financial counseling, targeted toward steering residents away from mortgage scams and toward more responsible budgeting. via City offers $500G

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City offers $500G to make houses energy-efficient – The New Haven Register

Oct 31st, 2009 | By

NEW HAVEN — Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and the Livable City Initiative announced Thursday the creation of a $500,000 fund aimed at helping city homeowners pay for energy-efficiency upgrades. via City offers $500G to make houses energy-efficient- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

Electric group receives by $9.2M grant – Norwich Bulletin

Oct 27th, 2009 | By

Norwich, Conn. — The federal government is giving a $9.2 million grant to a group of local electricity providers with the intention of creating more reliable and less costly power supplies. The Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative, which has its offices in the Stanley Israelite Norwich Business Park, will use the money to develop “Smart

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