DEEP: News Releases - 2014
News Releases - 2014
January
2/3/2014Contracts Announced for Renewable Energy Certificates With Three Biomass Facilities for 29.6 MW of Class I Power
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that three long-term power contracts have been awarded for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from biomass facilities that will meet up to 3.5% of the State’s mandated Class 1 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement – at a very favorable cost to ratepayers.
1/24/2014Governor Malloy Announces Launch of Climate Institute at UCONN's Avery Point Campus in Groton
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined state and local officials for an event to launch the Institute for Community Resiliency and Climate Adaptation at the UConn’s Avery Point Campus in Groton – a new research center designed to strengthen efforts to help residents, communities, and businesses better prepare for the impacts of more severe weather and rising sea levels.
1/23/2014Gov. Malloy Names Robert Klee Commissioner of The Department Of Energy and Environmental Protection
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has appointed Robert Klee of New Haven to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
1/23/2014Governor Malloy Announces Progress in New England Governors Regional Energy Infrastructure Initiative
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy said today that the New England Governors are taking action to advance a recent regional energy initiative designed to expand energy infrastructure and lower the price of electricity for residents and businesses in the region.
1/22/2014PURA Issues Final Decision on CNG Rate Request
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a final ruling authorizing a 1.9% ($6.505M) rate increase for the Connecticut Natural Gas Company (CNG).
1/21/20142013 - Connecticut Remains a National Leader in Deer Hunting Safety
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that with the close of 2013, sportsmen in Connecticut enjoyed another year of safe and productive deer hunting. This marks the third consecutive year there were no hunting related injuries involving the discharge of a firearm or bow, and only one such incident since 2007.
1/17/2014DEEP Announces Results of 2014 Midwinter Waterfowl Survey
  Staff from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) conducted the annual Midwinter Waterfowl Survey on January 8 and 9, 2014. The survey is conducted throughout the Atlantic Flyway, and is used as an index of long-term wintering waterfowl trends.
1/15/2014Governor Malloy Announces DEEP Commissioner Esty Returning to Position at Yale
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Daniel C. Esty is returning to Yale University, which had granted him a three-year leave of absence from his tenured professorship that allowed him to serve as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
1/13/2014Eighth Annual No Child Left Inside® Winter Festival
  Grab your warm weather gear, bundle up your children and join us for Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) No Child Left Inside® eighth annual Winter Festival at Burr Pond State Park, Torrington. A full range of fun, outdoor, winter activities for the entire family will be happening on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 10 AM to 3 PM.
1/8/2014Governor Malloy Announces Funds for Rochford Field Remediation in Hamden
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden), Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven, Hamden), State Senator Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-Woodbridge) and State Representative Mike D’Agostino (D-Hamden) to announce that a grant of $4 million for the remediation of Rochford Field in Hamden is scheduled to be approved at Thursday’s meeting of the State Bond Commission.
1/6/201418th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is co-sponsoring the 18th annual two-day family festival Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice. This FREE festival takes place on Sunday, January 19, 2014, from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, January 20, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.
1/2/2014Iceland’s Birds, Flowers and Wildlife Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a program entitled Iceland’s Birds, Flowers and Wildlife at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby. The presentation takes place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.