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CT spending $8M to buy 2,237 acres of open space

The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is providing $7.8 million in grants to 25 communities to purchase 2,237 acres of property to be preserved as open space.

Brownfield funding cues

What exactly impresses the state when owners apply to the Department of Economic and Community Development for funding for brownfield remediation and redevelopment?

CT's bankroll quickens brownfield redevelopment efforts

Gregory Seay |

Owners and developers of contaminated, vacant or underused Connecticut commercial-industrial sites are finding the state's funding window open for cleanup and redevelopment of...

State prepares to sell first “green” bonds

State officials plans to issue up to $60 million worth of bonds in November to fund wastewater infrastructure projects across the state, Treasurer Denise Nappier's office said.

UConn team wins $15K for eco-flame retardant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a UConn student team $15,000 to develop a cost-effective and environmentally friendly flame retardant.

Essex retirement community receives LEED gold

The Essex Meadows retirement community has received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its various sustainable upgrades.

Homecoming of EPA head focuses on economy

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The top official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency toured her home state of Connecticut to discuss how the agency's environmental initiatives can help the economy.

Applications available for annual firewood lottery

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is accepting applications through Feb. 2 for its annual state forest firewood lottery.

Bridgeport, Milford microgrids receive $5.1M

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection awarded $5.1 million in microgrid funding for Bridgeport and Milford to develop districts that can keep the power on when the main...

J.E. Shepard Companies: 126 years and still growing

John A. Lahtinen |

The J.E. Shepard Companies has been doing business for quite some time – 126 years to be exact.

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