Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Uconn beefing up staff for energy programs

UConn is spending $4 million to hire new faculty for their energy program. They are also looking for a director for the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sustainability Forum this Friday

If you have any interest in supporting renewable or sustainable growth in South Central CT, then this is the forum for you!!

Gateway Community College and

the Regional Growth Partnership

invite you to a

Regional Sustainability Forum

The Sustainable Economy:

South Central Connecticut’s Green Future”

Friday, September 21, 8:00-10:00am

Gateway Community College

North Haven Campus

88 Bassett Road

The Forum is an opportunity for all those involved in sustainable industries in South Central Connecticut to help formulate a regional strategy for promoting the growth of these industries as part of the region’s new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

  • Help identify the needs and priorities of sustainable industries

  • Identify needed public investments and policy changes

  • Identify opportunities for growth and new business

  • Network with others involved in sustainable industries

You should attend if you are engaged in:

  • Renewable Energy

  • Alternative Transportation

  • Green Building

  • Environmental Services

  • Clean Energy Development

PLUS, the forum will include a panel with State Representative Steven Fontana, Bill Leahy from the Institute for Sustainable Energy and Erik Robie from UTC Power who will share their insights into the current state of Connecticut’s sustainable industries. Dr. David Cooper will also speak about Gateway’s “Center for a Sustainable Future” initiative to train the workforce needed for the new sustainable economy.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Peter Stein at (203) 782-4389 or

Thursday, September 13, 2007

CT gets kudos for efficient homes

The EPA has commended CT for leading the country in the building of energy efficient homes. Energy Star homes are said to be 20-30 percent more energy efficient than standard homes. Connecticut, with 23% of new homes built to this standard, is second only to Vermont with 24%.
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