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Connecticut launches nation’s first statewide Home Energy Score Program

Using the Energy Department’s Home Energy Score, EnergizeCT’s Home Energy Solutions program will provide an energy efficiency score and recommend efficiency improvements to residents across the state.

Esty, Murphy Applaud Senate Passage of Collinsville Dam Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) applauded final passage in the U.S. Senate of H.R. 316, the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act. The Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act would permit the town of Canton to operate two small, currently inactive hydropower dams and generate locally produced power.

Murphy Releases Report, Unveils Bill to Fully Fund Federal Home Heating Assistance

NEW BRITAIN, CT - December 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Chris Murphy released the results of a survey of home energy assistance applicants in Connecticut and unveiled new legislation to fully fund the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps over 110,000 Connecticut families stretch their budgets during the cold winter months. Congress is currently considering legislation that would slash federal low-income home energy assistance grants. Rep. Murphy launched the LIHEAP survey on October 4th at the State Capitol in Hartford.

Fonfara Joins Hartford Homeowner to Tout Benefits of Home Energy Audit

July 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Senator John Fonfara (D-Hartford) joined a Hartford homeowner today as she took part in a $75 “Home Energy Solutions” energy audit that could save her several hundred dollars a year in heating, cooling and electricity costs

Murphy Helps Secure Federal Energy Efficiency Grant for Cheshire and Other Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the support of Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5), the federal Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it is awarding a $4.1 million grant to the "Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge," a consortium of 14 Connecticut communities and nine project partners, which includes Cheshire

Governor Rell: Connecticut Partnership to Receive Nearly $4.2 Million in Stimulus for Energy...

HARTFORD, CT - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that a partnership led by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, a ratepayer fund to promote, develop and invest in clean energy sources, will receive $4.17 million in competitive federal stimulus funds for energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy programs in Connecticut.

DeLauro Congratulates Local Students on National Award for Green Energy Buildings

Team from New Haven submitted design for green-energy homes. Washington, DC - April 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) welcomed students from New Haven and Branford to her office to celebrate their success in a national design competition organized by the Construction Industry Round Table and the ACE Mentor Program of America.

Lieberman Applauds More Than $125,000 for Green Building Training in Connecticut

WASHINGTON, DC - November 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) today praised the release of $129,827 to two Connecticut corporations to help individuals acquire the skills needed to enter and advance in a clean energy economy. The grants will be used for green building training programs in Hartford and Bridgeport. The funds were released by the U.S. Department of Labor as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Senate Democrats Pass Green Building Tax Credit

Senator Looney says environmental legislation will boost jobs, economic development in New Haven and across Connecticut. October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A measure included in one of the budget implementer bills passed by the state legislature will help stimulate economic development in New Haven and elsewhere while also preserving the environment, says Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven). The legislation establishes a maximum $25 million tax credit for taxpayers who build buildings that meet specific energy and environmental standards.

Lieberman Welcomes More Than $9.4 Million to add Affordable Rental Housing, “Green” Existing Public...

WASHINGTON, DC - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) today praised the release of $9,445,758 in Recovery Act funding to create new affordable rental housing and increase the energy efficiency of existing public and low income housing. These funds were distributed to five municipalities across the state giving them the resources to install new energy efficient technologies to conserve energy, such as Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency boilers/furnaces and programmable thermostats or controls.

Governor Rell: State Getting $9.5 Million In Stimulus Grants for Energy Efficiency Projects

September 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state will receive more than $9.5 million in federal stimulus funds to distribute to 143 small cities and towns for a variety of energy efficiency projects as a result of the Governor’s block grant plan approved today by the U.S. Department of Energy

Dodd, Lieberman Announce More Than $3.2 Million for Connecticut Courthouse Improvements

April 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) today announced $3,297,000 in federal funding to update and improve Connecticut's Courthouses and Federal Buildings under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funding is part of a nationwide plan to convert Federal buildings and Courthouses into high-performing energy efficient “green” buildings.

Governor Rell: U.S. House Version of Energy Bill Has No Expanded Powers...

April 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor M. Jodi Rell today said she is pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives is considering a version of federal energy legislation that does not include increased powers for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – a provision Governor Rell sharply condemned in a letter to U.S. Senate leaders last month.

Governor Rell: $163 Million in Stimulus Funds To Bolster Bus, Rail and Greenway...

March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that the state’s Recovery Working Group unanimously approved nearly $163 million in federal stimulus transportation projects to create jobs on statewide bus and rail projects and enhance pedestrian and bicycle access.

EPA Recognizes Connecticut as One of Nation’s Top Green Power Purchasers

Boston, MA - March 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The State of Connecticut has been named one of only three states making EPA’s top 50 list of national Green Power Partners, ranking 33rd on that list. This year, Connecticut will be purchasing more than 98 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, which is enough green power to meet 17 percent of the state’s purchased electricity use.

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MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED;...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

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Attorney Involved in Scheme that Targeted Distressed Homeowners Sentenced to 30...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRADFORD BARNEYS, 51, of Odenton, Maryland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervise release, for conspiring with Timothy W. Burke in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut. BARNEYS was an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and has an office in Bridgeport.