Renewables

States not meeting renewable energy goals – USATODAY.com

Oct 9th, 2009 | By

Across the USA, states are falling short of their goals to increase the use of renewable energy as Congress weighs a national renewable-energy standard. Thirty-five states have set goals to use more electricity from solar panels, windmills and other renewable forms of energy, according to a database funded by the Energy Department. There is no

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CT Pick Your Own Growers | Buy CT Grown

Sep 29th, 2009 | By

CT PICK YOUR OWN GROWERS | BuyCTGrown.com: Key: LF= Large Fruit P= Pumpkins SF= Small Fruit V= Vegetables F= Flowers FAIRFIELD COUNTY Bearsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard, LLC LF info@beardsleycidermill.com www.Beardsleyscidermill.com PYO apples Sept-Oct. Watch as apples are pressed into cider. Farm stand features farm-baked pies, donuts, syrup, honey & more. Mid Sept-Dec 24th. For

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Schwarzenegger Orders Increase in Renewable Energy Use – NYTimes.com

Sep 16th, 2009 | By

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order Tuesday requiring that California draw 33 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind power by 2020. via Schwarzenegger Orders Increase in Renewable Energy Use – NYTimes.com.



Commentary – Alternate energy is economic opportunity – Norwich Bulletin

Sep 13th, 2009 | By

There’s never been a more important time to repower America and our economy with clean energy. We can put Connecticut’s skilled work force back to work in manufacturing, selling, installing and servicing solar panels. Shifting to clean energy will help reduce our dependence on oil and stop global warming. via Alternate energy is economic opportunity

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Woodstock CT first town to purchase 100% clean renewable energy

Sep 12th, 2009 | By

PLEASE LET OTHERS KNOW IF YOU READ ABOUT IT IT HERE FIRST. THANK YOU! The Woodstock Board of Education unanimously approved a measure Aug. 27, to purchase 100 percent renewable energy for the school district. Over 1.3 million kilowatts (1.3 GWh) of energy will now be replaced as renewable energy and this now pushes Woodstock

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California struggles with renewable energy goal | Industry Summits | Reuters

Sep 12th, 2009 | By

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s switch to renewable energy is not going according to plan. The most ambitious U.S. effort to turn to solar, wind and other renewable energy is certain to miss a 2010 milestone of 20 percent clean power, in a poor sign for a national move to clean power. via California struggles

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Water investment outlook still murky | Reuters

Sep 12th, 2009 | By

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 Reuters – When it comes to water, it is pretty clear to investors that a growing global shortage will bring in new business opportunities.But while venture capitalists and private equity investors told the Reuters’ Global Climate and Alternative Energy Summit that water could potentially be a very big deal, they are

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Renewables Global Status Report 2009 Update – Renewable Energy World

Sep 11th, 2009 | By

Future targets for renewable energy now exist in over 73 countries, up from 45 in 2005. Many such trends continue and are documented in this summary of the REN21 annual report. via Renewables Global Status Report 2009 Update – Renewable Energy World.



Business: Alternative Energy Use Grows; Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear Drop | EnergyAndCapital.com

Sep 3rd, 2009 | By

The Monthly Energy Review chronicles energy production and consumption data through May 2009 reports that from January to May, while production from coal fell 13 percent from 1.968 quadrillion Btu (QBTU) to 1.722 QBTU, and the use of natural gas fell 0.6%, from 1.845 QBTU to 1.834 QBTU; andnuclear went from .771 QBTU to .684

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U.N. Reports on Developing Nations’ Energy Needs – NYTimes.com

Sep 2nd, 2009 | By

UNITED NATIONS — It will cost between $500 billion and $600 billion every year for the next 10 years to allow developing nations to grow using renewable energy resources, instead of relying on dirty fuels that worsen global warming, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. via U.N. Reports on Developing Nations’ Energy Needs

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EPA Announces Houses of Worship Can Now Earn Energy Star Label and Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Sep 1st, 2009 | By

Effective August 31, 2009, an Energy Star  rating is now available for Houses of Worship achieving a rating of 75 or higher. The rating applies to worship facilities that have 4,000 seats or fewer. Spaces that are currently defined as ‘Other-Religious Worship’ will be transferred automatically into the new ratable space category, and therefore may

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Governor Paterson announces $28 million in federal funds for alternative fuel transportation projects – WIVT/WBGH Newschannel34

Sep 1st, 2009 | By

Governor David A. Paterson has announced the award of two U.S. Department of Energy grants totaling more than $28 million that will assist school districts, local governments, public universities, and private businesses in purchasing clean fuel and alternative fuel vehicles and associated infrastructure. via Governor Paterson announces $28 million in federal funds for alternative fuel

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Clean energy group gets $28M in stimulus funds, matching grants – The New Haven Register

Sep 1st, 2009 | By

The Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition — a New Haven-area group that works with the U.S. Department of Energy and local governments and businesses to promote alternative fuel uses — said Monday that $13.1 million it has received in federal stimulus money is a major milestone for the state. via Clean energy group gets

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The Cape Wind guessing game: Take two -The Green Blog – A Boston Globe blog on living Green in Boston

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

The proposed 130 turbine farm’s most powerful detractor, Ted Kennedy, was buried this past weekend. Obama came to the Vineyard with nary a word on it. Seven years of regulatory reviews have determined that the environmental and other impacts of the farm will be negligible. Still, opponents say there needs to be more review. Barring

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The Cape Wind guessing game: Take two -The Green Blog – A Boston Globe blog on living Green in Boston

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

The proposed 130 turbine farm’s most powerful detractor, Ted Kennedy, was buried this past weekend. Obama came to the Vineyard with nary a word on it. Seven years of regulatory reviews have determined that the environmental and other impacts of the farm will be negligible. Still, opponents say there needs to be more review. Barring

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Seven Myths About Alternative Energy : NPR

Aug 29th, 2009 | By

An alternative view of alternative energy from reporter Michael Grunwald. Some comments reflect surprise that NPR published this article, which seems to purport that Al Gore lied, and that the U.N. is wrong in some of its climate change assertions. via: Foreign Policy: Seven Myths About Alternative Energy : NPR.



Mass. College Opens Green Residence Hall | WWLP via Alternative Energy Retailer

Aug 29th, 2009 | By

Western New England College in Springfield, Mass., is starting the school semester by unveiling a new student residence that features geothermal and solar thermal systems. via Mass. College Opens Green Residence Hall | WWLP via Alternative Energy Retailer.



Jobs: Solar System Designer — Residential Technical Sales, Sunlight Solar | CT Environmental Headlines

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Job: Solar System Designer — Residential Technical Sales, Sunlight Solar | CT Environmental Headlines: Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate for a sales and residential technical position in Westchester County, NY. Job Description: 1. Follow-up with customers that have already contacted Sunlight Solar Energy2. Meet and explain solar electricity to customers3. Perform

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Business: GE Energy to Acquire Offshore Wind Turbine Supplier ScanWind of Norway – Renewable Energy World

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

GE Energy to Acquire Offshore Wind Turbine Supplier ScanWind of Norway – Renewable Energy World: “Morphic Technologies AB has signed an agreement to sell ScanWind to GE Energy. ScanWind Group AS, headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, was founded in 1999 to develop and commercialize direct drive wind turbine technology suitable for offshore deployment.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: Turbine work to begin – The Register Citizen

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Turbine work to begin – The Register Citizen: “Workers from Optiwind, the Torrington-based company building the turbine, recently finished three weeks of work on a foundation for the structure.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com