Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spanish wind giant buys northeast NG company

Energy East owns CNG and SCG. Now Iberdola owns them.

Iberdola, incidentally, is the world's largest renewable energy operator. How that will affect me is unclear, but it doesn't sound like such a bad thing, does it?

P.S. According to Wikipedia, Iberdola's headquarter building in Bilbao was designed by New Haven's Cesar Pelli Architects.

P.P.S. I used to sweep the floors at Cesar Pelli Architects when I was a teenager. I remember them as nice people who work very late.

More fuel cell installations coming to CT

CT Clean Energy Fund has approved five new projects.

A 3.4 MW fuel cell/energy recovery generator project by FuelCell Energy in Bloomfield, Conn.
A 14.3 MW fuel cell/organic rankine cycle project by Bridgeport Fuel Cell Park, LLC in Bridgeport, Conn.
A 3.2 MW fuel cell/energy recovery generator project by FuelCell Energy in Trumbull, Conn.
A 3.2 MW fuel cell/energy recovery generator project by FuelCell Energy in Glastonbury, Conn.
A 3.2 MW fuel cell/ unfired gas turbine project by EPG Fuel Cell, LLC in Danbury, Conn.

Read more here.

Support Public Transportation

I know I've been slack lately, just busy busy busy with the baby.  I'll try to generate more content soon (I have a few things brewing), but for now I will just pass along items of interest.

Regarding the posting below, please don't ever just take someone else's word for it, read the legislation yourself before supporting it.

Hello everyone,

Tri-State Transportation Campaign urges you to contact both Senator Dodd and Senator Lieberman and urge them to co-sponsor or publicly support Senate Bill 3380, The Saving Energy through Public Transportation Act. This bill would bring approximately $20 million in operating funds from the federal government to Connecticut and could be used to stave off possible fare hikes on several of Connecticut's mass transit systems, including Metro-North and the Greater Bridgeport Transit system.

Adequate operating funding is integral to the overall and long term health of Connecticut's mass transit network. However, due to high energy costs and unexpected ridership numbers, these transit systems are finding their annual operating budgets are being depleted at faster than projected rates while the agencies ask the riders, often those that can afford it least, to pick up the tab.

So please take the time to reach out to Senators Dodd and Lieberman at the contact information below.

U.S. Senator Chris Dodd
448 Russell Building | Washington D.C., 20510
Tel: (202) 224-2823 | Fax: (202) 224-1083
30 Lewis St Suite 101 | Hartford, CT 06103
Tel: (860) 258-6940/(800) 334-5341 —CT only
Fax: (860) 258-6958


U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman
Washington, DC Office
706 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4041
(202) 224-9750 Fax

Connecticut Office

One Constitution Plaza
7th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 549-8463 Voice
(800) 225-5605 In CT
(866) 317-2242 Fax

Thanks in advance for your support and please let others know about this issue!


Senior Planner/Connecticut Coordinator
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
350 West 31st Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10001
NYC Office: 212-268-7474
CT Cell: 860-796-6988
LI Cell: 631-742-7528

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Event: Oil, War and the Future of American Foreign Policy

"Oil, War and the Future of American Foreign Policy"

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Michael T. Klare, renowned security and energy expert, will speak at a forum on the geopolitics behind today's energy wars in the Middle East, Russia and Georgia, and innovative policy changes at the national and international level that can make a difference.

The forum, "Oil, War and the Future of American Politics," will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon St., corner of Audubon and Orange Streets. Klare is the author of a new book, "Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy."

Preceding the talk will be a screening of the documentary film, "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Dependence on Foreign Petroleum," based on Klare's book.

The event is a benefit for Squeaky Wheel Productions, nonprofit distributor of Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine; and co-sponsors the Greater New Haven Peace Council and the New Haven/Leon, Nicaragua Sister City Project. Suggested donation is $15, $5 for students. Seating is limited, advance reservations recommended. For more information, visit www.squeakywheel.net or www.btlonline.org call 1-(203) 268-8446.
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