Renewables

Ridgeline Trails Offer An Exercise In Perspective – Courant.com

Aug 2nd, 2009 | By

Ridgeline Trails Offer An Exercise In Perspective – Courant.com: “From their southerly point on Bluff Head in Guilford to the Massachusetts border, the blueblazed Mattabesett and Metacomet Trails wind along the steep traprock ridges that form central Connecticut’s rugged backbone.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Pumpout station at Greenwich’s Grass Island Marina may not be ready until fall – Greenwich Time

Aug 1st, 2009 | By

Pumpout station at Greenwich's Grass Island Marina may not be ready until fall – Greenwich Time: “Just as the boating season will be winding down in the fall, a new marine sewage pump-out station should become operational, town officials said.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: N.Y. wind energy corruption probe reaches Vermont: Rutland Herald Online

Jul 31st, 2009 | By

N.Y. wind energy corruption probe reaches Vermont: Rutland Herald Online: “MONTPELIER – New York’s far-reaching investigation into allegations that wind developers paid local officials to approve their energy projects moved into the state of Vermont this week.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Energy task force lends support to wind farm – The Middletown Press

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Energy task force lends support to wind farm – The Middletown Press: “MIDDLETOWN — The Clean Energy Task Force wants Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano to pursue an idea for a wind farm. The notion came to Giuliano by way of Middlefield First Selectman Jon Brayshaw, who would like to have wind turbines installed on Higby

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the July edition of the Green Chronicles | BuildingCTGreen Blog

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

the July edition of the Green Chronicles | BuildingCTGreen Blog: This month’s issue includes news about Apollo Solar of Bethel, Connecticut, being one of five projets designed to advance to the next stage of development of solar energy grid integration systems, or SEGIS, through the investment of up to $11.8 million announced by Energy Secretary

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Blumenthal: Get The "Yuck" Out Of The Sound | New Haven Independent

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Blumenthal: Get The "Yuck" Out Of The Sound | New Haven Independent: “Contaminated runoff containing human excrement and other foul substances are ruining many of Connecticut’s beaches, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (pictured) said today. He recommended using federal stimulus money to improve sewers, especially those in older cities where untreated sewage winds up in Long

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State to buy development rights to 82 acres of Wallingford farmland | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

State to buy development rights to 82 acres of Wallingford farmland | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “WALLINGFORD – The state of Connecticut is preparing to purchase the development rights to an 82-acre tract of farmland near the intersection of Whirlwind Hill and Branford roads for $1.2 million, assuring that the land can be used only for agricultural purposes.”

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Connecticut Better Business Bureau says ‘going green’ brings tax credits | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Connecticut Better Business Bureau says ‘going green’ brings tax credits | CT Environmental Headlines: The Connecticut Better Business Bureau is advising homeowners on how to take advantage of new federal tax credits, while making their dwellings more energy-efficient and helping protect the environment. Homeowners making certain renovations can benefit from new tax credits under the

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Officials consider plan to harvest wind power, sell it to power grid – The Middletown Press

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Officials consider plan to harvest wind power, sell it to power grid – The Middletown Press: “Local officials are considering a plan to harvest wind power on Higby Mountain. First, the wind must be monitored for at least a year.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Canton Seeks To Revive Hydropower Along Farmington River – Courant.com

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Canton Seeks To Revive Hydropower Along Farmington River – Courant.com: “Richard Barlow, sees an opportunity to create cheap, renewable energy. He and other local officials think that the town’s dams could provide low-cost electricity for as many as 2,000 homes. Barlow has proposed restoration of the former Collins company turbine stations and the gate house

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Rideshare Rolls On Despite Challenges | Hartford Business

Jul 26th, 2009 | By

Rideshare Rolls On Despite Challenges | Hartford Business: ““Our mission is to get single-occupancy vehicles off the road,’’ said Jon Colman, chief executive officer of the state’s largest private transit operator based in Windsor.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Slow, Costly and Often Dangerous Road to Wind Power – NYTimes.com

Jul 24th, 2009 | By

Slow, Costly and Often Dangerous Road to Wind Power – NYTimes.com: “As demand for clean energy grows, towns around the country are finding their traffic patterns roiled as convoys carrying disassembled towers that will reach more than 250 feet in height, as well as motors, blades and other parts roll through.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Storm Drain Markers Wanted – Courant.com

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By

Storm Drain Markers Wanted – Courant.com: “WINDSOR – – Volunteers are needed to help mark storm drains to stop people unknowingly pouring oil or other toxic chemicals, or garbage, cigarette butts, empty water bottles, etc., into drains that feed into Long Island Sound.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Wind could provide 16x U.S. energy demand | Mother Nature Network

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By

Wind could provide 16x U.S. energy demand: New Harvard study demonstrates a massive, untapped source of renewable energy in the United States | Mother Nature Network: “Many green energy experts have been touting wind power as a potential source of renewable energy sufficiently abundant to meet current energy demand in the United States. But a

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Yahoo goes green — and wet — in new data center | Consulting-Specifying Engineer via Environmental News Bits

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By

Yahoo goes green — and wet — in new data center | Consulting-Specifying Engineer via Environmental News Bits: “Internet search engine Yahoo has announced that its newest data center will be primarily powered by Niagara Falls, the nearly 170-ft high waterfalls located on the border between New York state and Canada. Ground will break in

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Chipotle Earns the First LEED-Platinum Certification Awarded to a Restaurant | GreenerBuildings via Environmental News Bits

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By

Chipotle Earns the First LEED-Platinum Certification Awarded to a Restaurant | GreenerBuildings via Environmental News Bits: “DENVER, Colo. — A Chipotle Mexican Grill in Illinois with its own wind turbine and a 2,500-gallon underground water cistern to harvest rainwater was certified by the U.S. Green Building Council at the organization’s highest rating.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



NOAA Chief Says New Ocean Uses Creating Conflicts | TheDay.com

Jul 22nd, 2009 | By

NOAA Chief Says New Ocean Uses Creating Conflicts | TheDay.com: “Boston – New pressures on the nation’s oceans, from wind turbines to fish farms, are increasingly sparking conflicts with more traditional activities such as shipping and recreational boating and show the need for better planning, the head of the agency overseeing federal ocean research services

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Event: EPA Webinar on Solar Power Purchase Agreements, July 28, 2009 | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 21st, 2009 | By

EPA Webinar on Solar Power Purchase Agreements, July 28, 2009 | CT Environmental Headlines: On Tuesday, July 28, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Partnership will host a Webinar on solar power purchase agreements (SPPA). A SPPA is a financial arrangement in which a third-party developer

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Business: Cost concerns slow solar-energy momentum | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Jul 19th, 2009 | By

Cost concerns slow solar-energy momentum | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “Dean Michanczyk is thinking big when it comes to reducing his business’s reliance on fossil fuels. Last week, he met with an electrician to plan two solar electricity systems that will power his stove and spa business and a restaurant he is planning.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Landfill bill veto will stand – Norwich Bulletin

Jul 18th, 2009 | By

Landfill bill veto will stand – Norwich Bulletin: “Franklin, Conn. — The state General Assembly will not attempt to override a veto of a bill that would have prohibited an ash landfill in Franklin and Windham.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com