Conn. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down

Jan 15, 2014
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.

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.

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.

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.

Byron Kittle

You don’t see a lot of electric cars on the roads of Connecticut, and one reason for that is people don’t want to drive a car if they think it may run out of juice along the way. The state is looking to reduce anxiety about electric cars by creating more charging stations.


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