Keeping It Green Ep. 9 – Fuel Cell Vehicles

Episode #8: Fuel Cell Vehicles This episode explains how hydrogen fuel cell vehicles work, provides some background about their history, and takes a look at hydrogen fueling station infrastructure. It then looks more closely at what fuel cell vehicles are currently available, the benefits and challenges of fuel cell vehicles, and what the future might […]

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Keeping It Green Ep. 8 – CHEAPR

Episode #8: CHEAPR On May 19, Governor Malloy announced the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR), a new rebate program for electric vehicles. Connecticut residents, businesses, and municipalities can get a point-of-sale rebate of up to $3,000 on battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The governor has […]

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Keeping It Green Ep. 7 – Clean Car Standards

Episode #7: Clean Car Standards Under the federal Clean Air Act, we have national regulations for motor vehicles. But the law also authorizes California to set separate standards, and other states to adopt those standards. This episode explains how Connecticut adopted California’s Advanced Clean Cars Program, which (1) reduces smog forming pollution, (2) reduces greenhouse […]

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Keeping It Green Ep. 6 – Shared Solar in Connecticut

Episode #6: Shared Solar in Connecticut This episode discusses recommendations from the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering’s 2015 study on shared clean energy facilities, with an emphasis on shared solar. Approximately 80% of Connecticut residents cannot install solar panels on their roofs—because they rent, or because their roofs are too shady or otherwise unsuitable. […]

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Keeping It Green Ep. 5 – The History of Earth Day (plus, Earth Day Events in CT!)

Episode #5: The History of Earth Day (plus, Earth Day Events in CT!) It’s spring, and Earth Day is just around the corner! In this episode, learn about the history of Earth Day and find out where you can go to celebrate Earth Day 2015 in Connecticut. [archiveorg KeepingItGreen105 width=640 height=140 frameborder=0 webkitallowfullscreen=true mozallowfullscreen=true] Sources […]

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Keeping It Green Ep. 4 – Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Episode #4: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations This episode covers different types of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, including Level 1 (120 V), Level 2 (240 V), and Level 3 (DC fast chargers), how long it takes to charge an EV, the cost of installing an EV charging station, charging network operators, manufacturer installed charging stations, […]

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Keeping It Green Ep. 3 – Draft 2014 Integrated Resource Plan

Episode #3: Draft 2014 Integrated Resource Plan This episode provides an overview of the Draft 2014 Integrated Resource Plan for Connecticut, which the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued on December 11, 2014. The plan assesses Connecticut’s future electric needs and develops recommendations for how we can meet those needs. The episode focuses […]

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Keeping It Green Ep. 2 – Where Does Our Electricity Come From?

Episode #2: Where Does Our Electricity Come From? This episode covers what energy sources are used to generate electricity in the U.S., a basic overview of how power plants work, how electricity gets from power plants to end users, how Connecticut regulates electric utilities, Connecticut’s electricity profile, and how Connecticut fits into the regional context, […]

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