These regulations establish a Shore Clearance Line which cannot be crossed except in an emergency by any vessel transporting oil or hazardous materials in bulk in Long Island Sound. For the purpose of these regulations, hazardous substance means any liquid cargo which is inflammable or combustible or which, when discharged in any quantity into or upon the waters of Connecticut causes or is likely to cause significant damage to the environmental resources of Connecticut.
All electric generating facilities operating in the state, with the exception of hydroelectric and nuclear facilities, must obtain a certificate of registration from the Department of Public Utility Control prior to operation. An application may be denied if it is incomplete or if the Department determines that the liability insurance policy or terms of coverage for the subject electric generating facility is not commercially reasonable and customary within the industry.
These regulations apply to persons who receive, transfer, possess, manufacture, use, store, handle, transport or dispose of radioactive materials and/or sources of ionizing radiation. Some exemptions apply. The regulations describe registration, labeling, reporting, and disposal requirements and maximum allowed radiation doses.
This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in Connecticut as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation.
The Qualified Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit provides tax incentives for Connecticut based-businesses with less than 50 employees. The tax credit is equal to $200 per month for each new full-time employee. The program expires January 1, 2013.
Connecticut provides a property tax exemption for "Class I" renewable energy systems* and hydropower facilities** that generate electricity for private residential use. The exemption is available for systems installed on or after October 1, 2007, that serve farms, single-family homes or multi-family dwellings limited to four units. In addition, "any passive or active solar water or space heating system or geothermal energy resource" is exempt from property taxes, regardless of the type of facility the system serves.
CDA’s Participating Loan Program provides junior participating loans with private-sector lenders, contributing up to 50% of the principal balance, to companies unable to satisfy a lender’s standard loan underwriting criteria. Proceeds may be used the same as above. This program helps banks meet their client’s financing needs.
This program is currently closed. Applications were due in February 2012. Additional funding rounds have not yet been announced. Check the program web site for the latest available information.
The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), formerly the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), created the Operational Demonstration (Op Demo) Program in August 2005 to enable early-stage companies to demonstrate the effectiveness of their own near-commercial, clean-energy technologies.