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Farmington green fund tops up to $13.4M

A Farmington investment fund that backs renewable energy and conservation projects has raised $13.4 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Green Guide publishes Fall edition

This issue of HBJ's sustainable business magazine looks at Pratt & Whitney's operations, examines Bridgeport's green initiatives, features the state's geothermal champion, and talks with Wethersfield...

UConn drops in greenest school's ranking

UConn dropped from first to ninth in the Sierra Club's ranking of the 173 greenest colleges in country.

Wallingford firm wins Energy Star award

The U.S. Department of Energy honored Wallingford energy efficiency firm Competitive Resources with the Energy Star Century Club Award.

DEEP grants incentivize wood-furnace removals

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said it has launched a new grant program that will pay homeowners and businesses as much as $7,000 to remove and replace their outdoor wood...

Officials hit the switch on Hartford landfill solar array

The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority has turned on a new one-megawatt solar panel array at the Hartford landfill alongside I-91.

Save the Sound completes Plainville asphalt project

Connecticut environmental advocate Save the Sound completed work on a 4,000-square-foot porous pavement this month, preventing rainfall from entering the stormwater management system.

CCAT gets $53K to study alternative fuels facility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $53,000 grant to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology to continue a feasibility study of building an alternative fuels facility in rural...

Wesson wins third Department of Energy award

Waterbury efficiency contractor Wesson Energy won its third U.S. Department of Energy Century Club Award in July, for improving energy performance in more than 100 houses in the past year.

Quantum Biopower seeks energy, profits from food waste

Bernat Ivancsics |

For most people, leftover food is either garbage or compost. For Quantum Biopower, food waste could be a game changer in the energy business.

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