Environmental groups upset at electricity program
Cheap high top cleats soccer state lawmakers approved a $10million program to reduce diesel soot emissions for school buses this year.
But at the same time, the state has been reviewing applications from companies, cities and other organizations as part of a program to help cover the costs of installing emergency generators. The program’s goal is to add enough electric generation to allow people nike soccer shoes cr7 to switch their buildings off the grid during high demand days to prevent possible blackouts.
Connecticut’s electricity transmission system is considered weak, and during the hottest days when demand is highest, experts are concerned the demand could overload the grid.
Electricity customers also pay for older electric power plants to keep running, even when not needed, because demand and supply levels are so close. This program might eliminate the need for those plants.
However, “It’s ridiculous and tragic, senior staff attorney for, said of the diesel generator plan.
Right after the Legislature agreed to take diesel pollution out of the air, Reynolds said, “now, cheap high top cleats soccer we’re putting it back in,
The state this week issued a draft of the general permit it must issue for the program by state law.
But New Havenbased CFE joined Clean Water Action, Environment Connecticut and others in demanding the DEP issue strong general permits to control pollution and to only use diesel engines as a last resort in an emergency.
Reynolds said the problem with the diesel engines is they are dirtier than other types of fuels even 50yearold oil or coalfired power plants, according to the groups’ press release.
Running the engines on heavy demand days generally translates into the hottest days, which is when pollution is heaviest, Reynolds cheap high top cleats soccer said. This will impact urban areas the hardest because they have the worst air quality, according to Reynolds and others.
“It’s a valid concern, a DEP supervising environmental analyst, said.
But the DEP believes the new program could help improve air quality by reducing dependence on older power plants, he said. This is regardless of the fuel used in the generator.
Farrell said the DPUC approved more nike soccer shoes cr7 than just diesel generators. But those it has approved will be required to have pollution controls, he said.
According to the DPUC records, it issued approvals for more than 20 grants worth in excess of $2.1 million for diesel projects in Connecticut this year. There were also a large number of natural gasfired projects. There is no guarantee any of the projects will get built cheap high top cleats soccer or the money will get used.
Combined with controls, Farrell said the DEP believes “this program can improve air quality,
This is just the beginning of the process, according to Farrell and Reynolds. The DEP will have to hold hearings on the matter before making a final determination in December on what kinds of controls including filters and limits to time of use will be needed for the generators cheap high top cleats soccer nike soccer shoes cr7.