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CT weighs renewables, where to put them

Matt Pilon | 1

Connecticut environmental officials are juggling many balls in working toward an update of the state's comprehensive energy strategy, or CES.

Environmental Council concerned about farmland solar

Matt Pilon |

The state Council on Environmental Quality, an advisory agency, has added its voice to concerns about increasingly large solar farms taking up agricultural land.

4 CT farms net solar grants

Four Connecticut farms will divvy up $331,170 in federal USDA grants to help purchase solar arrays and efficiency upgrades for lighting and heating, members of Connecticut’s congressional...

CT Cabot farmers to open their doors Sunday

Matt Pilon |

Seven Connecticut dairy farms that are members of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative will open their doors to the public this Sunday as part of a broader event involving dozens of member farms in New...

Report: Marijuana cultivators are chronic power users

Matt Pilon | 2

A recent white paper from clean-energy research provider EQ Research recommends that state regulators and utilities work together on ways to lower power consumption at marijuana growing facilities.

Farmland preservation group hires outgoing senator

Wethersfield-based Working Lands Alliance said it has named Clark Chapin as project director.

4.7-megawatt solar farm bows in Norwich

Matt Pilon |

A generations-old Norwich dairy farm is now home to a farm of a different sort.

Unusual winter weather wiped out the area's peach crop

Ruchi Vaishnav | Journal Inquirer |

This should be the time to pick your own peaches at one of the area's orchards.

State, feds preserve 130-year old farm

Zachary F. Vasile | Journal Inquirer |

A historic family farm will remain agricultural land for the foreseeable future, thanks to the intercession of federal and state departments and the Connecticut Farmland Trust.

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