Energy Efficiency

UPS South New England District Receives Environmental Stewardship Award For Cuts in Energy Usage | touta.mepetclub.cn

Oct 26th, 2009 | By

To lower its energy usage, UPS upgraded its lighting systems throughout the South New England District, which includes Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. In recognition of those efforts, the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council—Connecticut Chapter (NEEC-CT) presented UPS the Environmental Stewardship Award. via touta.mepetclub.cn



Vendors talk going green at expo – The Register Citizen

Oct 25th, 2009 | By

WINSTED — According to more than a dozen green technology vendors, exhibitors, and experts who turned out Saturday at the Northwestern Connecticut Community College for a clean energy and sustainable living expo, it makes sense to go green. Organized by the Northwest Conservation District, the event, which was timed to International Climate Action Day, covered

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Green activists press Cool Cities effort | LoHud.com | The Journal News

Oct 25th, 2009 | By

MAMARONECK – Environmental activists in Mamaroneck joined with other advocates around the country Saturday to push for focused attention on the issue of climate change. A crowd of about 30 came to the beach at Harbor Island Park to spread their message about the Cool Cities campaign to encourage energy-efficiency and lower carbon emissions. via

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States Invest More in Energy Efficiency – WSJ.com, NHRegister.com

Oct 21st, 2009 | By

The states with the strongest programs, according to a scorecard released Wednesday, are California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, New York, Vermont, Washington, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Maine. Total annual spending on the efficiency programs is expected to rise from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $7.5 billion to $12.4 billion by 2020, according to a study released

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A Letter from Chris Phelps of Environment Connecticut about Clean Energy

Oct 20th, 2009 | By

In the last few weeks, more than 5,000 of us told our senators that we want to see an America powered by the wind and the sun, with a smaller carbon footprint and less dependence on fossil fuels. I hope you’ll join me in helping us reach our goal of 10,000 e-mails to the Senate

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State funding cuts the price of energy-saving bulbs | The Day

Oct 20th, 2009 | By

Customers pay for the state’s energy-efficiency programs through a conservation charge on their bills. Additional information on Connecticut’s energy-efficiency programs can be found atwww.ctenergyinfo.com. via: The Day – State funding cuts the price of energy-saving bulbs.



EPA Joins VP Biden and Others to Unveil Recovery Through Retrofit Report

Oct 19th, 2009 | By

Report puts EPA’s Energy Star program in a central role to boost energy savings for middle class Americans WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today joined the Office of the Vice President, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, White House Offices and other federal departments and agencies to announce the Recovery Through Retrofit

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$420K in energy-efficiency grant work starts on UConn Health Center – The New Britain Herald

Oct 19th, 2009 | By

FARMINGTON — A stimulus-funded energy efficiency project is now under way at two University of Connecticut Health Center buildings. Old, power-hungry lighting fixtures are being replaced with new fixtures and lighting controls. “This $420,000 project removes aging and inefficient lights using incandescent or fluorescent bulbs and replaces them with modern fixtures that consume a fraction

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Event: Avon Old Farms School Unveils the Largest Solar Installation at a Private School in New England Oct. 16th

Oct 16th, 2009 | By

AVON, CT – The Avon Old Farms School will celebrate their newly installed 205kW solar electric system, which is the largest operating solar array of any private school in Connecticut and all of New England. At 2 p.m. today, Avon Old Farms School will host a dedication ceremony at the Susan Casey Brown Student Center.

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Homegrown energy: Lawmaker wants state to develop its own resources – The New Haven Register

Oct 15th, 2009 | By

CROMWELL — The co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee told business leaders from around the state Wednesday that he is opposed to bringing in renewable energy sources from out of state to meet goals set for the year 2020, the New Haven Register reported. State Sen. John Fonfara, D-Hartford, equated bringing wind

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Former Connecticut DEP Chief Says State’s Emission Auction Works — Courant.com

Oct 15th, 2009 | By

On her first public visit to Connecticut since joining the Obama administration as a top air pollution official, Gina McCarthy declared a year-old program to reduce greenhouse gases a success, raising millions for energy efficiency projects in the state. via Former Connecticut DEP Chief Says State’s Emission Auction Works — Courant.com.



Stimulus-Funded Energy Efficiency Work Begins with Two UConn Health Center Projects

Oct 13th, 2009 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell today highlighted a stimulus-funded energy efficiency project under way at two University of Connecticut Health Center buildings that is replacing old, power-hungry lighting fixtures with new fixtures and lighting controls.



Climate change: Vision of green Britain calls for swift carbon emissions policy | Environment | The Guardian

Oct 12th, 2009 | By

• Energy-efficient homes crucial, says watchdog • Three new nuclear plants will be needed by 2022 A green and pleasant land, with millions of electric cars powered from wind turbines and travelling between super-cosy homes and offices: that is the vision for Britain in 2020 set out today by the government’s climate watchdog. That cleaner,

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We can’t afford to wait, climate change is real – NewsTimes.com

Oct 9th, 2009 | By

The effects of climate change are real and palpable, and the cost of doing nothing is too high. Increasing our investments in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency will reduce atmospheric heating and preserve our way of life — while simultaneously putting America back to work and lifting us out of this recession. By Tom

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Siemon’s Headquarters Goes Zero Landfill as Part of its ‘Greener Cabling’ Effort

Oct 9th, 2009 | By

First network cabling manufacturer to achieve this environmental milestone Watertown, CT — Siemon, a worldwide leader in IT network infrastructure, today announced that its global headquarters and United States manufacturing facility is a zero-landfill operation. According to an extensive ISO-14001 driven internal audit, over 99% of the waste material at Siemon’s Watertown, CT campus is

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United Illuminating Makes Presentation On Small Business Energy Advantage Program

Oct 6th, 2009 | By

The United Illuminating Co.’s Small Business Program Administrator, Dennis O’Connor, was among six speakers invited to present at a Senate briefing, “Ensuring the Prosperity of Small/Medium-Sized Businesses in a Low Carbon Economy through Energy Efficiency and Carbon Mitigation,” at Capital Hill Visitor Center in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 16, 2009.



Winchester eligible for energy boost | TCExtra.com

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By

WINSTED — Winchester and several other communities are now eligible to receive thousands of dollars in energy efficiency and conservation block grants as part of the federal government’s continued effort to boost the nation’s economic recovery. via TCExtra.com Winchester eligible for energy boost.



Event: Yale World Fellows Panel to Discuss the Road to Copenhagen 5 p.m. Oct. 28

Oct 1st, 2009 | By

New Haven, Conn. – Jointly sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Yale World Fellows Program, the panel, “Approaching Copenhagen: Perspectives from Around the World,” will discuss the pivotal United Nations Climate Change Conference, which takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark this December and seeks a new international treaty on climate

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New EPA Rule Will Require Use of Best Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases from Large Facilities | US EPA

Oct 1st, 2009 | By

LOS ANGELES – U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today in a keynote address at the California Governor’s Global Climate Summit that the Agency has taken a significant step to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act. Small businesses such as farms and restaurants, and many other types of small facilities,

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Pew site a ‘portal to the best information on corporate energy efficiency strategies’ | Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Oct 1st, 2009 | By

The Pew Center’s Corporate Energy Efficiency project is a multi-year research and communications effort to identify and highlight the most effective methods used by companies today to reduce their energy consumption and lower their related greenhouse gas emissions. The Pew Center will publish a report in early 2010 summarizing key findings, and additional materials will

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