Renewables

Drilling Ordeals Said to Delay Geothermal Project – NYTimes.com

Aug 20th, 2009 | By

Drilling Ordeals Said to Delay Geothermal Project – NYTimes.com: “The site of AltaRock Energy’s geothermal project lies in one of the world’s most earthquake-prone areas. Now a separate issue is reportedly hindering the project.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: The Green Energy Forum in New Haven, Aug. 29, 11 am to 1 pm

Aug 20th, 2009 | By

Green Cities-Green Villages hosts The Green Energy Forum on Saturday, August 29, the first of a monthly series. Speakers include Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Executive Director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network; Roger Smith, Coordinator of the Connecticut Climate Coalition; and Robert Bloch, Senior Consultant with Green Cities-Green Villages. Location: Parish Hall of the Center Church on

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Clean Energy Taking Root In Connecticut — Courant.com

Aug 19th, 2009 | By

Clean Energy Taking Root In Connecticut — Courant.com: “These Connecticut green energy projects speak to the optimism of the administration of Barack Obama, who promised while running for president last year to invest $150 billion over 10 years in renewable energy and energy-efficient growth, producing more than 5 million new ‘green collar’ jobs nationwide.” Provided

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The Great Paradox of China: Green Energy and Black Skies | Green Business | Reuters

Aug 19th, 2009 | By

The Great Paradox of China: Green Energy and Black Skies | Green Business | Reuters: “From the outside, China is seen as passing spectacular new renewable energy goals, building massive wind farms and hydropower stations overnight and perhaps one day even giving American and European companies a run for their money in the global green-tech

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Business: A New Test for Business and Biofuel – NYTimes.com

Aug 17th, 2009 | By

A New Test for Business and Biofuel – NYTimes.com: “With the twin goals of making fuel from algae and reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases, a start-up company called Solix Biofuels co-founded by a Colorado State University professor recently introduced a strain of algae that loves carbon dioxide into a water tank next to a natural

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Business: Turbines breathe new life into lighthouse – The Connecticut Post Online

Aug 16th, 2009 | By

Turbines breathe new life into lighthouse – The Connecticut Post Online: “In this era of going green, the Penfield Lighthouse is quickly becoming a model of alternative energy. Already equipped with solar panels that power the foghorn and the light tower, professionals from Norwalk-based Purepoint Energy and more than a dozen teens involved in Greenlight

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Business: Apollo solar in Bethel to help create ‘smart’ grid – NewsTimes.com

Aug 10th, 2009 | By

Apollo solar in Bethel to help create 'smart' grid – NewsTimes.com: “BETHEL — The price of oil and natural gas is going up. Utilities using oil and natural gas to make electricity will have to raise electric rates to match the price increase of the fuel that produces it. That is one of the reasons

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Solar Forest Cools and Charges Electric Cars | Alternative Energy News

Aug 10th, 2009 | By

Solar Forest Cools and Charges Electric Cars | Alternative Energy News: “Imagine a parking lot that keeps your car cool and charges it while you do whatever you need to do after parking your car. That’s what the new solar forest designed by designer Neville Mars aims to achieve.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: Dynegy to Unwind Power Plant Venture – WSJ.com

Aug 10th, 2009 | By

Dynegy to Unwind Power Plant Venture – WSJ.com: “LS Power will pay about $1 billion and return nearly $500 million in shares to Houston-based Dynegy, people familiar with the matter said. Dynegy will sell to LS Power five so-called peaking plants in Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan and three combined-cycle plants in Arizona and Connecticut.” Provided

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Waterwheel’s future turns on DEP issues – The Bristol Press

Aug 9th, 2009 | By

Waterwheel's future turns on DEP issues – The Bristol Press: “PLYMOUTH — The slowness of the Terryville Waterwheel project that has been in the works for a decade can be explained by the town’s careful measures to follow state regulations.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



9 Ways Carbon Nanotubes Just Might Rock the World | Nanotechnology | DISCOVER Magazine

Aug 8th, 2009 | By

9 Ways Carbon Nanotubes Just Might Rock the World | Nanotechnology | DISCOVER Magazine: “Nanotubes have been billed as the key to curing cancer, building space elevators, and creating real-world Spidermen. Whether they’re totally tubular or just an overhyped pipe dream remains to be seen.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: WPI, UMass Dartmouth researchers explore pavement as alternative energy source – Mass High Tech

Aug 8th, 2009 | By

WPI, UMass Dartmouth researchers explore pavement as alternative energy source – Mass High Tech: “Novotech Inc., an Acton-based optical and semiconductor materials company, has teamed up with Rajib Mallick, an associate professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Sankha Bhowmick, an associate professor of engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, to develop technology similar to

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Event: Green Energy Forum, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29, Center Church on the Green, New Haven | CT Environmental Headlines

Aug 6th, 2009 | By

Event: Green Energy Forum, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29, Center Church on the Green, New Haven | CT Environmental Headlines: Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Executive Director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN) will discuss “Energy efficiency and conservation in Connecticut churches: the last ten years and the way forward.” Roger Smith, Executive Director of

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Africa’s biggest wind farm coming up in Kenya | Alternative Energy News

Aug 6th, 2009 | By

Africa’s biggest wind farm coming up in Kenya | Alternative Energy News: “365 giant wind turbines will be installed in the desert around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya to create the biggest wind farm in Africa. Once completed — tentatively in 2012 — the £533m project, backed by the African Development Bank, will have a

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New York: SunWize Offers Solar Energy Financing | Cooler Planet News

Aug 5th, 2009 | By

SunWize Offers Solar Energy Financing | Cooler Planet News: "Following closely on the heels of other solar energy rebates (the lease option from SolarCity, PPAs from SunRun, and the CT Solar Lease Program in Connecticut), Kingston, New York-based SunWize Technologies, Inc. is now offering solar financing with no payments and no interest for up to

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Business: John Carson Joins Noble Environmental Power as SVP, Project Finance | PRNewswire

Aug 5th, 2009 | By

John Carson Joins Noble Environmental Power as SVP, Project Finance | PRNewswire: “ESSEX, Conn., — John Carson, a renewable energy finance executive, has joined Noble Environmental Power as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Project Finance, the company announced today. Carson previously held Senior Vice President positions at GE Energy Financial Services and most recently, at

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Willington Man On Cutting Edge Of Renewable Energy – Courant.com

Aug 3rd, 2009 | By

Willington Man On Cutting Edge Of Renewable Energy – Courant.com: “Using the waste from his herd of five alpacas and a llama as fuel, Norman Nadeau — who designed and built the solar photovoltaic system now standing in his front yard, almost fully powering his ranch house — plans to install a homemade power generator

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Business: Northeast Utilities releases first Corporate Social Responsibility Report | CT Environmental Headlines

Aug 2nd, 2009 | By

Northeast Utilities releases first Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Highlights leadership activities in energy, the economy and the environment | CT Environmental Headlines: BERLIN, Conn. – Northeast Utilities (NU) has announced the release of its first Corporate Social Responsibility Report titled “Today’s Actions Help Shape Our Future.” The report documents the present state of sustainability within

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State spends $1.2M to save farmland – The New Haven Register

Aug 2nd, 2009 | By

State spends $1.2M to save farmland – The New Haven Register: “WALLINGFORD — The state is spending $1.2 million to buy the development rights to 82 acres of farmland near Whirlwind Hill and Branford roads.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Nascar Track Has Big Plans to Go Solar – NYTimes.com

Aug 2nd, 2009 | By

Nascar Track Has Big Plans to Go Solar – NYTimes.com: “Pocono Raceway, which hosts two Nascar Sprint Cup races each year, plans to construct the world’s largest solar energy project at a sports facility.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com