A proposal to replace a state-run waste to energy business in Connecticut with a new entity faced opposition at a meeting of the state General Assembly’s Environment Committee on Friday. Private waste haulers claim the proposal would put them out of business.
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters issued a report card Tuesday, grading Connecticut lawmakers on environmental issues. The report says the League is happy with new bond funding for sewage treatment upgrades and open space acquisition. But the report says the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection remains “dangerously underfunded.”
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty at Captain's Cove in Bridgeport on Thursday. The landfill where the energy park will be built is just across Cedar Creek from Captain's Cove.
The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, announced on Thursday that a new solar panel installation and fuel cell facility will be built on the site of an old city landfill. The plan is being called a model for green energy generation in the state.
Connecticut environmental officials announced Friday that the state has chosen a wind energy farm and a solar energy project to help diversify the state’s energy portfolio. The solar installation will be in Connecticut, but the wind farm will not be.