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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading