Conn. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Proposal to scrap CRRA
5:38 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Conn. officials propose replacing state-run waste to energy business

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.

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Government
6:08 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down

Dan Esty, Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is stepping down
Credit Conn. DEEP

The head of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down.  Daniel Esty says he’s returning to a teaching position at Yale University.

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Environmental scorecard
5:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Environmentalists rate Conn. lawmakers; One pushes back

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.” 

Kirsten Griebel of the League says one area of energy policy needs attention.

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Solar energy and fuel cells
5:58 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Bridgeport landfill to be used for green energy generation

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.
Credit Craig LeMoult

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.

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Conn. renewable energy portfolio
6:32 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Conn. selects wind farm and solar project to expand state's renewable energy

Credit AP Photo/Matt Young

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.

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