Fuel Cell

Amendment challenges if natural gas fuel cells are ‘renewable’ | WSHU

May 1st, 2010 | By

The Connecticut legislature is expected to vote on a power plant safety bill shortly. And when the do, they’ll also be voting on an amendment that deals with how the state defines renewable resources.



A Tough Cell: Proposed plant doesn’t have many friends

Apr 21st, 2010 | By

The proposed fuel cell plant in Trumbull doesn’t have many friends. Two bills that would prevent the plant from being built have been drafted in the state General Assembly.



Rell pans location of proposed Trumbull fuel cell facility

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

TRUMBULL — Residents got support from a major ally this week in their fight to prevent a Danbury-based company from placing a fuel cell plant in a residential section of Nichols.



Avon Students Earn Awards at Connecticut Science Fair

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

More than 500 CT students competed in the fair. Nearly 150 student finalists presented their research to judges from industry and academia. The Connecticut Science Fair is made possible by a grant and volunteer support from its presenting sponsor United Technologies Corporation and by contributions from industrial and individual supporters.



Rell disapproves of fuel cell site

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell says she does not approve of a new fuel cell energy plant which would be built in a residential neighborhood in Trumbull.



UTC Power marks end of Space Shuttle Orbiter fuel cell program

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — UTC Power and Hamilton Sundstrand, United Technologies Corp. companies, today celebrate the end of an era when they ship the last Space Shuttle Orbiter fuel cell powerplant to United Space Alliance, NASA’s prime shuttle contractor. Hundreds of employees and retirees will gather at UTC Power to mark the important milestone.



$3.3 million fuel cell proposal heads to Killingly referendum

Apr 14th, 2010 | By

The Killingly Town Council and residents Tuesday approved sending a $3.3 million bond proposal, which would cover the costs of a 300KW fuel cell at the high school and the building of a natural gas line extension, to a May 20 referendum.



Westport considers plug-and-ride terminals for electric car owners

Apr 5th, 2010 | By

WESTPORT — Hoping to set a new tone before electric cars hit the market, Westport officials are putting together a plan to add a solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles at the Saugatuck railroad station in the hopes of garnering federal funds, officials said. via Westport considers plug-and-ride terminals for electric car owners – GreenwichTime.



West Hartford residents pick up ally in fuel cell fight

Apr 1st, 2010 | By

Calling his Saturday meeting with town residents “eye-opening,” State Sen. Jonathan Harris, D-West Hartford, said Monday he would do what he could as chairman of the Public Health Committee to prevent the installation of a fuel cell electricity generator in the neighborhood. Read full story in Thursday’s Trumbull Times via Residents pick up ally in

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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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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition

Mar 14th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition works to enhance economic growth through the development, manufacture, and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies and associated fueling systems in Connecticut. Fuel cells are a solution for enhancing environmental performance, improving energy reliability, and reducing energy costs.



Fuel cell project: Weston reaches agreement with CL&P

Mar 10th, 2010 | By

The town has reached a settlement agreement with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) that puts a fuel cell project at the schools one step closer to reality. The Board of Selectmen met last Thursday, March 4, and agreed to allow First Selectman Gayle Weinstein to sign an agreement with CL&P that allows Weston to “net

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Stop & Shop to Use Fuel-Cell Power in Conn. Store

Mar 7th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON, Conn. — Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass., plans to use a 400-kilowatt fuel cell to generate power and heat in a new store opening here in late April. The fuel cell, provided by UTC Power, South Windsor, Conn., releases much less carbon dioxide than traditional power sources, and almost no other pollutants. In other

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U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s clean energy push unveiled at FuelCell

Feb 27th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — Sen. Chris Dodd stopped at the Torrington-based FuelCell company to unveil his plan to usher in a new era of manufacturing success for Connecticut before he leaves office. via U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s clean energy push unveiled at FuelCell – The Register Citizen.



FuelCell Energy To Expand Business To Torrington – Courant.com

Feb 27th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — – FuelCell Energy has won so much business from Connecticut utilities that it plans to expand its Torrington factory operations, which now employ 220. via FuelCell Energy To Expand Business To Torrington – Courant.com.



WEB FIRST: Dodd to present fuel cell plan in Torrington – The Register Citizen

Feb 25th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — Senator Christopher Dodd will visit Fuel Cell Energy in Torrington to unveil his fuel cell plan to power the creation of new clean energy jobs for Connecticut. via WEB FIRST: Dodd to present fuel cell plan in Torrington – The Register Citizen.



Bloom Energy unveils its ‘Bloom Box’ fuel cell – San Jose Mercury News

Feb 24th, 2010 | By

Bloom Energy, a Sunnyvale startup that has been working for years on a fuel cell that would allow homes and businesses to generate their own electricity, officially unveiled its so-called Bloom Box at a highly orchestrated media event Wednesday morning. Tech journalists joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bloom cofounder and CEO K.R. Sridhar, venture capitalist John

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Bloom Energy introducing fuel-cell product that can power a small office building

Feb 24th, 2010 | By

Silicon Valley start-up Bloom Energy is unveiling a fuel-cell product Wednesday that can power a small office building. It expects to have home systems within a decade that are about the size of a loaf of bread, it says. Bloom’s technology gives users the ability to produce electricity — as opposed to buying it from

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NEW: Legislators win hearing on fuel cell placement

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

Barely beating a 2 p.m. deadline, Trumbull’s legislative contingent won a hearing for a proposed bill giving the Siting Council greater power in denying fuel cell system placement. The approval of a public hearing comes less than 24 hours after more than 150 residents turned out at a community meeting to voice opposition to a

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New Haven Fuel Cell Wrapped In Red Tape – Courant.com

Feb 21st, 2010 | By

Bruce Becker has tried to do the right thing. That may have been his mistake. Becker is the developer of nearly completed 360 State Street, a 32-story, 500-unit apartment building in New Haven. The building, which will contain retail space and enclosed parking for 500 cars, is one of the largest residential buildings ever built

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