Conn goes underground for new geothermal system

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

In a space on Tempel Green about two-thirds the size of a football field, Connecticut College is creating a subterranean showpiece for its environmental sustainability programs.

Geothermal system will heat and cool new Science Center | Connecticut College

Aug 16th, 2011 | By

The energy in the ground underneath the Green is going to heat – and cool – the new Science Center at New London Hall. It’s one of several energy-saving technologies being incorporated into the building.

Researchers Examine New England’s EGS Potential

Nov 15th, 2010 | By

UMass Amherst geologists say hot rocks beneath granite-rich New England could represent the next great clean energy source.

Activist Professor Organizes a Solar Demonstration at St. Joe’s

Sep 18th, 2010 | By

St. Joseph College, in West Hartford, Conn., is using solar energy to heat its swimming pool, produce electricity and brighten the minds of its students.

Windsor Park Going Green (video)

Sep 9th, 2010 | By

By the end of September, a geothermal heating and cooling system will be up and running inside the nature center in Northwest Park. via Windsor Park Going Green – Connecticut News Story – WFSB Hartford.

BP ‘Staked Future on Expanding Offshore Drilling’

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

BP staked its future on expanding offshore drilling a month before the catastrophic explosion on the Deepwater Horizon triggered the United Statess’ worst environmental disaster, according to company documents revealed yesterday. The investigative web site ProPublica published a March 2010 strategy document in which BP named “expanding deepwater” as its number one area for long-term

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Green Food Tips for Earth Day

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

One of the easiest ways to make Earth Day every day is to green your kitchen. Here are some delicious and fun ways to reduce your family's “foodprint” while eating well.

Griswold school gets funds to tap earth for energy

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

Griswold has received a $280,000 grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund to help pay for an energy-saving heating system at the new Griswold Elementary School.

BP to invest $1 bln plus in alt energy this year

Apr 14th, 2010 | By

BP Plc plans to invest more than $1 billion this year on alternative energy development, the head of BP’s alternative energy unit said on Tuesday. The company launched its alternative energy division in 2005 and has said it would spend $8 billion in the sector over 10 years to 2015. via BP to invest $1

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Geothermal helps New Hartford couple cut energy use by nearly half | The Republican-American

Apr 12th, 2010 | By

NEW HARTFORD — Bill and Linda Martin cut their home energy use by nearly 40 percent last year, and they’re on track to do much better this year.

April 10 ‘Earth Day’ 3-mile trail run is part of ‘Earth Semester’

Apr 5th, 2010 | By

Eastern Connecticut State University officially began observing Earth Semester last week, and activities will continue through May 5. ECSU will host a series of events and lectures around campus that will raise public awareness of bio fuels, global warming and many other energy-related issues. via April 10 ‘Earth Day’ 3-mile trail run is part of

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DEP reform aids growth, environment

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

Several bills are designed to reform the DEP to make it a 21st century administrative agency that will work with other agencies and the legislature to help Connecticut prosper economically in an environmentally sustainable manner. The business community applauds the legislature and the governor for proposing a variety of measures that will help the economy

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Study examines how nanoparticles affect marine organisms

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

Manufactured nanomaterials can be found in such diverse applications as electronics, cosmetics, paints, and even medicines, but their effects on the environment remain largely unknown. In a new laboratory study, scientists have found that saltwater oysters and mussels take up and retain significant amounts of manufactured nanoparticles from seawater in clumps of so-called “marine snow.”

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Committees Propose Geothermal Plant and Solar Panels — The Wesleyan Argus

Feb 3rd, 2010 | By

As Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, works to carry out the goals outlined in the President’s Climate Commitment, the Sustainability Committee and the Utilities Department are considering bringing more renewable energy sources to campus. The plans on the table include two major projects: Ageo-thermal plant and solar panels on top of the Freeman Athletic Center.

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Bethlehem company feeling the geothermal heat | The Republican-American

Feb 1st, 2010 | By

Connecticut Wells, which completed a state-of-the-art geothermal project on Liberty Island last month, was established in 1966 as a company that focused on drilling wells for water. It was founded and is still owned by local entrepreneur Thomas Mahan. via Bethlehem company feeling the geothermal heat | The Republican-American.

Northwestern ready to switch to solar |

Jan 22nd, 2010 | By

WINSTED — Northwestern Regional High School officials are still waiting to get the green light to flick the switch for a new solar energy system after a strong winter wind storm late last month delayed bringing the system online. The project, which is being managed by Vermont-based GrowSolar, involved the installation of 3,000 individual solar

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Governor Rell: $4.5 Million in Stimulus Funds to Boost Use of Geothermal Heating/Cooling Systems

Jan 5th, 2010 | By

Homeowners, Businesses, Nonprofits Eligible for Grants Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced the state is dedicating $4.5 million in federal stimulus funds to help homeowners, businesses and nonprofit groups pay for the installation of geothermal heat pump systems, an investment that will lower fuel and electricity bills and promote use of alternative energy. The cost-effective

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Finding A Way to Go Green Without Breaking the Bank | NBC Connecticut

Jan 5th, 2010 | By

A West Haven woman found herself with a failing furnace but wanted to look beyond a typical replacement. Gaye Hyre saved $50,000 through grants from utility companies, a break in the sales tax, breaks in local property taxes, huge federal tax incentives and monetary rebates from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. via Finding A Way

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Swiss stop pioneering geothermal project – World AP –

Dec 11th, 2009 | By

GENEVA — Switzerland has ended a pioneering geothermal project, authorities said Thursday, three years after the deep drilling into the ground caused a series of earthquakes, scaring residents of the northwestern city of Basel. via Swiss stop pioneering geothermal project – World AP –

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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