PACE (People's Action for Clean Energy) http://pace-cleanenergy.org "PACE" http://pace-cleanenergy.org/static/images/PaceLogoW2.png http://pace-cleanenergy.org 88 31 To PACE Our latest postings Tue Nov 19 06:30:01 UTC 2019 New PURA leader Gillett reckons with CT's energy prices Hartford Business Journal Marissa P. Gillett...said Wednesday that affordability across all customer classes will be a focus during her five-year term, but warned that it will likely take a few years to draft and enact policies that have meaningful impacts on Connecticut's ranking as one of the most expensive for energy costs in the lower 48 states. 2019-11-09 TicketNetwork blankets S. Windsor HQ roof with solar panels Hartford Business Journal A newly unveiled rooftop solar array on its South Windsor headquarters will provide about 70 percent of TicketNetwork’s annual energy needs,...[The company] said it expected to recoup its investment in less than four years. 2019-11-09 The Town of Simsbury Connecticut, Asante Energy and Greenskies Renewable Energy complete rooftop solar project pv Magazine Burkitt said the solar panels are expected to produce 350,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. He said the electricity generated will be used for the school. He estimates the borough will net a savings of $70,000 the first year and then the savings will gradually increase. 2019-11-09 West Hartford Mayor 'Flips Switch,' Activates Rooftop Solar Array at Town Hall we-ha.com Through energy efficiency projects and LED lighting, we have reduced our total electricity use in our town operations by 20% over the past seven or eight years – or a reduction of over 4 million kilowatt hours, with an avoided cost of over $700,000... 2019-11-09 Climate change v. Killingly gas power plant. And the winner is … CT Mirror This one plant is shining a light on a bigger problem we have in Connecticut...We have clean energy goals and greenhouse gas reduction goals, but they're only good if we use them for decision-making. 2019-11-09 Connecticut among states studying regional gas tax Hartford Courant ...the money would help in improving electric-car charging and investing in mass transit as ways to reduce emission. 2019-11-09 As Connecticut releases electric vehicle roadmap, some question its direction Energy News Network How do you achieve your goals if you’re actually reducing the incentives you're offering to consumers? 2019-10-31 Farmington*'s Westfarms mall installing $9.2M solar array Hartford Business Journal “Expected to reduce the mall's utility bill by about 20 percent, the solar array, consisting of 6,824 panels, builds on a series of prior and ongoing lighting and energy efficiency upgrades at the mall. 2019-10-31 DEEP Gives OK To Wetland Impacts In Killingly. Take Action Today! CT Sierra Club Please send a message to DEEP to oppose DEEP’s tentative approval to destroy a wetland to build the Killingly power plant. 2019-10-31 C-PACE Solar Project Built In Fairfield, CT Solar Industry Projects on high-traffic properties help spread the word to other developers, building owners and residents that energy efficiency and renewables are good financially and for the environment. 2019-10-31 TicketNetwork blankets S. Windsor HQ roof with solar panels Hartford Business Journal A newly unveiled rooftop solar array on its South Windsor headquarters will provide about 70 percent of TicketNetwork's annual energy needs,...[The company] said it expected to recoup its investment in less than four years. 2019-10-31 School solar project takes step forward Citizens News Burkitt said the solar panels are expected to produce 350,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. He said the electricity generated will be used for the school. He estimates the borough will net a savings of $70,000 the first year and then the savings will gradually increase. 2019-10-31 Farmington's Westfarms mall installing $9.2M solar array Hartford Business Journal Expected to reduce the mall's utility bill by about 20 percent, the solar array, consisting of 6,824 panels, builds on a series of prior and ongoing lighting and energy efficiency upgrades at the mall. 2019-10-23 Want to help stop the Killingly natural gas plant? Not Another Power Plant Then contribute to the NAPP GoFundMe campaign to appeal the CT Siting Council's decision approving the Killingly power plant. Make an investment in this effective way to oppose the project. 2019-10-23 Connecticut Gets Closer To Awarding Offshore Wind Contract CT News Junkie "He said Bridgeport and New London are both well situated for offshore wind because they are not obstructed by bridges. That means the vessels will be able to go in and out and service these wind farms easily. It's not a question of New London or Bridgeport, it's more a question of New London and Bridgeport, 2019-10-23 Communities of color are rallying to fight climate change Hartford Courant Latinos want action on climate change. A landmark Yale study showed that over 75 percent of Latinos are worried about climate change. Right now, we are deeply concerned about the impacts climate change... 2019-10-23 Report: CT utilities thwart growing number of attempted cyberattacks Hartford Business Journal The array and sophistication of cybersecurity threats facing Connecticut's public utilities is greater than it has been and continues to become more dangerous. 2019-10-23 Jet engine business in Berlin plans major expansion, solar farm Hartford Courant [The company] will use a large part of the old driving course for a solar energy farm, and hopes to generate as much as 80 percent of the power the manufacturing plants require. 2019-10-23 Developer Breaks Ground On New Energy Efficient Data Hub CT News Junkie The waste energy from the fuel cells will then be used to help power a four-acre hydroponic vegetable farm nearby. The company will...turn the heat into electricity with their Organic Rankine Cycle engine. 2019-10-15 Green Bank announces a milestone for Connecticut efficiency initiative Smart Energy International Connecticut Green Bank Multifamily Housing Programme has provided funding to more than 100 multifamily properties, implementing energy efficiency retrofits. The Connecticut Green Bank has provided up to $34 million in funding and technical assistance since its inception in 2014. 2019-10-15 Survey finds sunny outlook for CT electric vehicle sales Hartford Business Journal Of the 261 Connecticut residents surveyed by West Monroe, 9 percent said it was "extremely likely" and 36 percent said it was "somewhat likely" that their next car purchase or lease would be an electric vehicle. 2019-10-15 Lamont talks energy during tour of NEAP Hartford Courant We pay a lot of lip service to saving energy, and for the last number of years, we haven't provided energy efficiency funding, which is key to our commitment going forward...We changed that in this current budget. We fully put back all the money. 2019-10-15 Farrel Pomini decreases carbon footprint with large scale solar installation CT Post As a corporate citizen, we definitively feel that we have an obligation to do the things we can to help the environment...At the same time, the economics make a lot of sense with the federal tax credit and the utility companies providing some financial assistance as well. 2019-10-15 As CCAs take over utility customers, local generation emerges as the next big growth driver Utility Dive Inspired by these states' rapid growth, aggregation proponents are actively working toward enabling legislation in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Oregon, and regulation in Arizona,...Pennsylvania and Connecticut are most likely because they are deregulated markets and only need aggregation enabling statutes. 2019-10-15 ISO New England responds to Connecticut's clean energy policies Hartford Courant For years, ISO New England has said that putting a price on carbon would be the most efficient way to reduce GHG emissions on the power system, but, to this point, the New England states and other stakeholders have not pursued this option. 2019-10-08 CT's small solutions to climate change: South Windsor goes solar Hartford Business Journal The projected savings: For solar in five schools, the town expects to save more than $100,000 per year. And the first virtual net metering solar field is expected to save about $74,000 per year, or $1.4 million over 20 years. 2019-10-08 Offshore wind farm proposals hit the desk of CT regulators CT Post The proposed bids include plans for a required 400-megawatt project and options that would generate 800 megawatts, 1000 megawatts and 1200 megawatts. The wind farms would be constructed in one of two, federally designated lease areas south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. 2019-10-08 Gov. Lamont's promise to generate all of Connecticut's power from renewable sources of energy by 2040 faces substantial barriers Hartford Courant One of the major challenges ought to be going after ISO-New England and its approach to paying for power and providing incentives for the building of power producers, and bringing that in line with a goal like Gov. Lamont's so it becomes more achievable on a regional basis. 2019-10-08 Climate 'strikers' ask Lamont to take emergency steps on environment CT Mirror I won't be old enough to vote in the 2020 election, so I am asking all of you who are old enough to get out there and vote...I'm asking you to vote for me, and my generation. I'm asking you to vote for our future. 2019-10-08 When is a new power plant 'necessary' in New England? Regulators defer to capacity market Energy News Network Within the span of a few weeks in June, regulatory officials in Connecticut and Rhode Island came to starkly different conclusions on development proposals for natural gas-fired electric generating plants on sites about 20 miles apart. 2019-10-08 Funding raid hits CT's energy efficiency standing Hartford Business Journal As predicted, much of the reason for the decrease had to do with lawmakers in 2017 opting to raid approximately $117 million from a pot of money funded by a charge on ratepayer utility bills and intended to pay for energy efficiency programs. 2019-10-08 Killingly power plant project an affront to Lamont's energy policy CT Mirror If your readers wish to be part of stopping this new plant, they can call the governor's office at 800 406-1257 or contact State D.E.E.P. Commissioner Katie Dykes at 860 424-3571 or katie.dykes@ct.gov to voice opposition. 2019-10-08 Ameresco, Clean Energy Collective complete Connecticut's first community solar project Solar Builder By tapping into its new source of renewable energy, the Bloomfield Board of Education, along with households and businesses in the surrounding area, will benefit from reduced energy costs and an overall lower carbon footprint. 2019-10-08 The Killingly natural gas plant will be a step backwards for the climate Hartford Courant Gov. Ned Lamont and Commissioner Dykes, please look at the big picture and put both climate and common sense first by overriding the council's approval of this Killingly plant. 2019-10-08 Regulator OKs state-granted nuke contract, cost remains secret Hartford Business Journal This important step keeps Connecticut and all of New England from back sliding on addressing climate change. Now we can renew our focus on offshore wind and other renewable energy resources to fully transition to a clean energy grid by 2040. 2019-10-08 State Pier Operator Boosts Connecticut Port Authority Plans for New London CT Examiner ...accommodating the wind turbines - each the height of the Chrysler Building City - as well as the outer casings of the towers, called nacelles, State Pier needs to be renovated and reconfigured from its two "finger" wharfs to one long quay that can accommodate much larger ships. 2019-10-08 Connecticut Tries to Pin Down the True Value of Distributed Energy Resources MicroGrid Knowledge Backers of the these resources have long argued that distributed energy projects are not compensated fairly in the US because current mechanisms do not consider all of their benefits. But few states have taken on the complex issue. Connecticut is. 2019-09-25 Public Turns Out in Support of Bay State Wind's Energy Plans for New London's State Pier CT Examiner There's the potential marketplace for 20 gigawatts of offshore wind generation in the near to mid term. Just to give you a sense of scale — that's kind of like 40 modern natural gas power plants, so it's a significant scale of energy generation and a significant scale of an opportunity. 2019-09-25 New Tool Shows Effects of Sea Level Rise in Connecticut CT Mirror A new tool produced by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the University of Connecticut's Center for Land Use Education and Research shows what will happen to the 21 largest tidal marshes in the state as the result of sea level rise, as well as what that sea level rise will do to shoreline roads. 2019-09-25 Bloomfield Bows CT's First Shared Solar Project Hartford Business Journal The Bloomfield Board of Education has dibs on 60 percent of the output from the 1.6-megawatt, ground-mounted solar farm located off of Blue Hills Avenue, while the rest will go to residential properties not well suited for roof-mounted solar panels, including low-income housing 2019-09-25 OpEd: Kill the Gas Powered Plant in Killingly Hartford Courant There is no reason for us to push forward with gas powered plants instead of making renewables the top focus. We are trying to create a state, a country and a world that will be better for younger generations to live in. 2019-09-25