Renewables

Biodiesel can solve the ethanol debate, supporters say

Jul 18th, 2013 | By

Amid the oil industry’s all-out blitz to kill a government mandate for corn-based ethanol, biodiesel producers say they have a solution that could help everyone involved.



Ikea commits to sun, wind — energy independence by 2020

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

As more U.S. businesses embrace renewable energy, IKEA plans to announce Tuesday that it will rely on the sun and the wind to produce all the power it uses at its stores and buildings by 2020. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story!



Biodiesel plant opens in Bridgeport

Jan 31st, 2012 | By

Bridgeport Biodiesel, which converts used cooking oil into biodiesel, opened in Bridgeport’s West End neighborhood Monday.



U.S. Awards $275G to CT Hydro Project

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $8 million to hydroelectric power plant projects in Connecticut, Oregon, Utah, and Vermont under the Rural Energy for America Program, including $275,000 to Putnam Greenpower’s project in Connecticut.



Conn. electric utilities to offer customers credits for using renewable energy

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s two largest electric utilities have filed plans with state utility regulators for a program in which homes or businesses that use solar power or fuel cells would be eligible for quarterly energy credit payments. The New Haven Register reports. Click on the Environmental Headline for more of this story.



The rest of us should take a lesson from ConnCollege Student Government Association

Dec 6th, 2011 | By

“Be it enacted, by the Student Government Association that Renewable Energy Fund monies from Academic Years 2011-12 and 2012-13 shall be approved for the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation at Connecticut College if and only if the newly installed combined generational capacity is 45kW or greater.”



Enfield Firehouses Embrace Solar Power

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

Four local firehouses have installed solar panels — a move that the departments hope will save money and promote clean energy.



Seniors take a spin on new hydrogen-powered bus in Hamden video | The New Haven Register

Jun 29th, 2011 | By

A new hydrogen-powered bus was dedicated at the Miller Library in Hamden Tuesday. Many took rides around downtown in the “Plug-in Electric Fuel Cell Bus,” the first “HyRide” vehicle in Connecticut to serve the senior population.



Renewables to add $102 to CT ratepayer bills annually

Jun 9th, 2011 | By

The cost of implementing Connecticut’s goals for electricity from renewable resources will add up to $102.55 to each residential ratepayers’ annual energy bill, according to a draft report from the agency investigating the impacts of the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standards.



City of Meriden Saves green by ‘going green’

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

In an effort to save some green by going green the City of Meriden, Connecticut recently invested in a variety of alternative fuel initiatives to power the city’s municipal vehicles.



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.



CCEF and CT Solar Lease Program busy

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

A Kent couple is among a growing number of homeowners who have installed solar panel arrays under a state-sponsored program and will enjoy fixed payments on the lease for the next 15 years, even as electric bills continue to rise.



CT eyes Mass. renewable energy bill

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

Connecticut may get a boost from Massachusetts in meeting the Nutmeg State’s renewable energy goals, as the Massachusetts state Senate is trying again to pass a bill supporters say will streamline the location of wind power facilities in Massachusetts, The Associated Press reports. By 2020, the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control wants 23 percent

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Wind Turbine To Help Power School

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

LEBANON, Conn. — The blades on a new wind turbine in Lebanon aren’t turning yet, but when they do the turbine will begin to pump electricity into the middle school.



Terra-Gen Power Breaks Ground on World’s Largest Wind Project

Jul 28th, 2010 | By

US-Based Renewable Energy Company’s Latest Project Set to Produce 1,550 mw of Clean, Renewable Wind Energy Terra-Gen Power has announced that it has closed a $1.2 billion financing for four wind power projects with a total of 570 megawatts of capacity at its Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, California. The four projects, known

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EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual renewable fuel volume targets, reaching an overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022.

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Suit filed against Cape Wind

Jul 10th, 2010 | By

The report says that “Environmental organizations” and private citizens have teamed up to file a lawsuit in an effort to block the construction of the Cape Cod Wind Farm. It continues, “A coalition of six environmental groups and three private citizens last week filed suit in federal court, claiming that federal agencies involved with the

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Are There Serious Reservations in the Scientific Community Regarding Wind Energy?

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

The benefits of generating electricity from well-sited wind power outweigh other potential impacts. Wind power produces no air or water pollution, nor does it release global warming emissions. Compared with fossil fuels like coal, the development of wind energy can provide substantial benefits to wildlife and public health.



Video: Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo A Huge Success

Mar 5th, 2010 | By

Last week, close to four thousand renewable energy professionals gathered in Austin, Texas to take part in the 7th Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo. Attendees took part in technical tours to places such as the Ercot Control Center and Austin Energy, conference sessions that covered pressing renewable energy topics and walked the show floor

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Attorney General Urges Scrutiny When Companies Claim That Electricity Comes From Renewable Energy Sources

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has urged the state Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to investigate the validity of claims by electric suppliers and generators about their reliance on renewable energy sources. State law currently requires all electric suppliers and distributors — utilities and private retailers — to purchase a minimum percentage of renewable energy

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