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New Energy Workforce Website Launched!

CBIA’s Education Foundation has launched GetIntoEnergyCT.com, a new website funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Connecticut Green Jobs Partnership.
This site will help energy and green technology companies to meet one of their biggest challenges, a future shortage of skilled workers.

The site site features:
• Day-in-the-life career videos
• An employer locator
• Internship opportunities
• Scholarships
• Current events, [...]

Be Sure To Tune In!

Eco Company, a nationally syndicated, weekly television show hosted by teens, produced two full episodes in Connecticut in early August 2011 – the first time the show has ever taped outside of California. Both episodes showcase Connecticut as a leader in renewable energy initiatives, statewide energy conservation programs, “green job” workforce development and environmental education.

Eco [...]

Connecticut’s First E-House Completed

Last Tuesday, at Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the unveiling of Connecticut’s first E-House. The E-House is an innovative, hands-on training program that prepares students for the green workforce. The E-House incorporates renewable energy technologies and energy efficient technologies with green construction. Kudos to the students [...]

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

September 24 is Moving Day – for the whole planet.

“Moving Planet – A Day to Move beyond Fossil Fuels” is the latest international day of action sponsored by 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Founded by author Bill McKibben, the organization takes its name from the level of carbon dioxide in [...]

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Solar!

Connecticut Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) sponsored a Solar Speedway summer learning program for children in Grades 5 and up at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium of Bridgeport. The program featured exciting lessons and hands-on activities focused on alternative energy resources including solar photovoltaics and wind energy.

During the program, student teams worked to assemble [...]

Three Connecticut Companies Announced as Semifinalists in 2011 Cleantech Open Business Competition

Three Connecticut companies were announced as semifinalists for the 2011 Cleantech Open Business Competition. The Cleantech Open is a national business competition for technology startups. Its mission is to find, fund and foster big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. Since its inception in 2006, nearly 400 promising teams have [...]

The New Clean Energy Fund

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund will be embarking on a new adventure, with a new name. There is a great blog, titled “Banking on Green Growth in Connecticut,” about the newly constituted Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) on The New Republic blog.

Read The New Republic blog post here.

Jocelyn Anastasiou
Project Associate, Education & Outreach

CCEF Live on the Air

On May 25, 2011, Christin Cifaldi, project manager for CCEF’s solar photovoltaic programs, was a guest on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe radio show. She was joined by Tony Silverio, from Silverio Mechanical in Old Saybrook, and George Keithan, with Consulting Engineering Services in Middletown, during the 60-minute program’s live broadcast.

The show was intended to answer questions [...]

Clean SWEEEP

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) is proud to announce that two of the top high school winners from the CCEF-sponsored Alternative/Renewable Energy category at the 2011 Connecticut Science Fair moved on to compete and win in international science and sustainability competitions.

Bridget Oei

In the Connecticut competition, Bridget Oei, a ninth grade student from [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Green Energy at the Connecticut Science Fair

The Connecticut Science Fair begins tomorrow March 16th. Bob Wisner, the Fair Director, is our first featured writer of the year.

More than 15,000 students from Connecticut and several bordering New York state towns have competed at local science fairs during the current school year. The top 500 middle and high school participants will showcase [...]