DEEP: 2017 Comprehensive Energy Strategy

  • September 8th, 2017

In 2017, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has prepared an update to the CES to advance the State’s goal to create a cheaper, cleaner, more reliable energy future for Connecticut’s residents and businesses. By statute, DEEP is required to periodically update the CES to assess and plan for all energy needs in the state, […]

VW Settlement Information

  • February 12th, 2017

In late 2015, Volkswagen (VW) publicly admitted it had secretly and deliberately installed a defeat device – software designed to cheat emissions tests and deceive federal and state regulators – in nearly 500,000 VW and Audi branded 2.0-liter diesel vehicles and 83,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles sold to American consumers. On October 25, 2016 a  partial settlement was […]

2016 CHEAPR EV Of The Year Award

  • November 8th, 2016

The Chevrolet Volt and The Chevrolet Dealers of Connecticut were awarded the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) Electric Vehicle Champion Award for the 2016 CHEAPR EV of the Year. The CHEAPR program provides a cash rebate for residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease a battery electric, fuel cell, or plug-in […]

Propane Powered Buses for Connecticut Students

  • August 30th, 2016

IC Bus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar Inc., has announced that it will complete an order placed by Durham School Services for 149 CE Series school buses powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine to serve Waterbury Public Schools in Connecticut. This order marks the largest deployment of propane powered school […]

Pride Stores Truck Stop to Offer Alternative Fuels

  • August 29th, 2016

Capitol Clean Cities of Connecticut has teamed up with Pride Stores to make alternative fuel more accessible in Connecticut’s capital. A new Pride Stores truck stop will be built in Hartford and construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017. The state-of-the-art stop will be the first in the United States to offer CNG, Propane, […]

Study Evaluating the Impacts of the Clean Cities Program

  • June 21st, 2016

World Resources Institute China Office and the UNC Chapel Hill conducted a study to examine the Clean Cities program’s impact on air quality and petroleum demand reduction between 1990 and 2010 by comparing countries located inside and outside the boundaries of Clean Cities Coalitions. “We quantify the effectiveness of the Clean Cities program by focusing […]

CT AAA Converting Truck Fleet To Propane

  • April 21st, 2016

An AAA club that services five Connecticut counties is making progress on converting its 28-truck fleet to run on propane instead of gasoline, which its fleet manager says will reduce emissions and save the club money. AAA will be using aftermarket conversion kits on eight flatbeds and twenty Ford F-250s in Connecticut and the club […]

New Natural Gas Station in Hartford, CT

  • October 5th, 2015

October 5, 2015. TruStar Energy has opened a large, time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed and built for privately held refuse hauler All Waste, Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut, the fueling infrastructure developer announced. Read the full article here.