Renewables

GE Energy Financial Services Invests in Oklahoma Wind Farm, Calls for Stronger US Renewable Energy Incentives | Investorideas.com

Feb 16th, 2010 | By

GE Energy Financial Services is making a $65 million preferred equity investment to fund construction of the CPV Keenan II wind farm, with an option to invest $100 million more in partnership equity upon commencement of commercial operations. CPV Renewable Energy Company — an affiliate of Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. — plans to begin construction

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PHOTOS: Wind Turbine Erected | New Haven Independent

Feb 15th, 2010 | By

Crane power and man power began installation in Fair Haven Monday morning of the largest wind powered turbine in Connecticut. Crews hoisted into place the first of the three sections of the tower on the waterside property of Phoenix Press near the cul de sac where James Street meets the Quinnipiac River. via PHOTOS: Wind

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A Hydrogen Highway For The East Coast | Wired.com

Jan 27th, 2010 | By

One of the big issues facing hydrogen is just where we’re supposed to fill the cars that might run on the stuff. SunHydro, a Connecticut company, is answering that question on the East Coast with plans for a “hydrogen highway” that will extend from Portland, Maine to southern Florida. via A Hydrogen Highway For The

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Alteris installing solar panels at Cohoes School – The Record News

Jan 27th, 2010 | By

COHOES — The Cohoes City School District was awarded a $309,821 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority grant which will be used to fund the installation of a solar panel system, officials said Tuesday. Alteris Renewables Incorporated, with offices in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Albany, will install the panels. They will

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National Hydrogen Association Annual Hydrogen Conference May 3-6, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif

Jan 21st, 2010 | By

Zero emission cars, fork-lift vehicles, new fuel cell power units and hydrogen production technology that will provide green energy, green jobs, and a green planet are all part of the Expo for the annual NHA Hydrogen Conference that is coming to Long Beach, CA, in May. The National Hydrogen Association (NHA) will hold the 21st

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17th Annual Gallivan Conference 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25 | University of Connecticut School of Law

Jan 20th, 2010 | By

Real estate developers who aim to incorporate renewable energy into their projects — energy from solar, wind, hydrogen, geothermal, and similar sources — face complicated legal and financial challenges. The 17th Gallivan Conference will consider how Connecticut can increase the use of renewable energy in real estate development projects. Speakers will identify the state’s most

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Trumbull firm looks for offshore wind – Greenwich Time

Dec 10th, 2009 | By

Trumbull-based Ocean and Coastal Consultants Inc. will be managing a South Carolina project to investigate whether winds off the Atlantic Ocean can support a wind farm there. OCCI will have about three people from its office dedicated to the Palmetto Wind Research Project, with workers from other divisions of its parent company, the COWI Group

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R.I. wind farm developer signs deal to sell power | The Day

Dec 10th, 2009 | By

Providence (AP) – National Grid struck a 20-year deal with wind developer Deepwater Wind that will help a small proposed wind project off the coast of Rhode Island move forward, Gov. Don Carcieri announced Wednesday. via The Day – R.I. wind farm developer signs deal to sell power | News from southeastern Connecticut.



Copenhagen Failure Defied by $200 Billion in Green Investments – Bloomberg.com

Dec 4th, 2009 | By

Renewable-energy investment may climb to a record $200 billion worldwide next year as companies from Hong Kong’s CLP Holdings Ltd. to American Electric Power Co. start projects that don’t depend on a new climate-change treaty. via Copenhagen Failure Defied by $200 Billion in Green Investments – Bloomberg.com.



Solar power system at Rippowam Middle School completed – The Advocate

Dec 1st, 2009 | By

STAMFORD — The new 882-panel solar power system on the roof of Rippowam Middle School is one of the largest school installations in Connecticut and is expected to generate 15 percent of the Rippowam school’s electricity. For the next 20 years, it is also expected to reduce the school electricity costs by $8,000, The Norwalk

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State charging up for integration of electric cars – Daily Campus

Nov 30th, 2009 | By

An executive order is paving the way for many electric cars to take to the streets. Gov. M. Jodi Rell issued Executive Order No. 34 on Nov. 12, which provides for the integration of electric cars into the state’s transportation system. A new Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council was established by the order. The council was

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States don’t need to seek energy imports to meet their renewable energy goals | The New Rules Project

Oct 26th, 2009 | By

Almost the entire country west of the Mississippi River and parts of the East coast (a total of 31 states) can serve all their electricity needs with in-state renewable power. Every state could reach its current renewable energy mandate with homegrown renewable resources. This October 2009 report expands and updates a similar report done in

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Tower of Power – TIME

Oct 23rd, 2009 | By

While coal consumption is expected to climb more than 3% annually for the next two decades, the government has also required that electrical companies add a significant amount of alternative energy to their portfolios. With the global economy languishing, China — which is not only the world’s most populous country, but also the most polluted

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Commentary: Renewable energy presents new and better way for Connecticut – The Advocate

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By

As we are all aware from last year’s high energy costs, we still remain at the mercy of the ever-changing markets. Moreover, during what is arguably the worst economy since the ’30s, Connecticut must rethink its future and economic possibilities. We, as a state, must also combine our resources and recognize the possibilities that exist

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Event: Green Economy Topic Of Green Market Exposition Tomorrow — Oct. 21 — See You There!

Oct 20th, 2009 | By

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Bridgeport’s emerging green collar economy will be the topic of discussion during the Green Market Exposition taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., Bridgeport.  http://www.greenmarketexposition. org SEE YOU THERE!!! The Green Market Exposition will look at local sustainability and feature

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Thomaston Dam could become power source – The Register Citizen

Oct 19th, 2009 | By

THOMASTON — Looking to bring clean, efficient and cost effective energy to the area, First Selectman Maura Martin said that the town is currently listening to a plan to use the Thomaston Dam to do just that. Martin said that Hoon Won of Resilient Energy, LLC in Greenwich recently attended a selectmen’s meeting to discuss

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Vt. tree harvest provides cheap fuel | TheDay.com

Oct 19th, 2009 | By

Middlebury, Vt. – Middlebury College used to heat its buildings with oil, then switched to wood chips. Now it has planted a sustainable and relatively cheap fuel source – willow shrubs -that could help cut demand on the state’s forests. via TheDay.com – Vt. tree harvest provides cheap fuel.



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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State’s Electricity Users Choosing Alternatives — Courant.com

Oct 14th, 2009 | By

As of Aug. 31, nearly half of the state’s electric load (the amount of energy used) was purchased from competitive electric suppliers, according to statistics recently published by the state Department of Public Utility Control. This milestone marks the first time since the restructuring of Connecticut’s electric industry, a restructuring that took off in earnest

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FGCU receives $1 million gift to study renewable energy » Naples Daily News

Oct 14th, 2009 | By

A reader alerted me to this stor. It’s not a Connecticut story but it does show what can be done with a little innovation, and money. FORT MYERS — Florida Gulf Coast University’s desire to be one of the premiere universities for renewable energy research and education got supercharged on Tuesday. University President Wilson Bradshaw

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