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Townhome-sprinkler rule has builders feeling hosed

Gregory Seay |

New townhouses built in Connecticut could become more expensive — and safer in a fire — if the state co-signs a recently embraced building standard requiring installation of sprinkler...

CT targets Liberty Power's 'abusive' marketing

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's consumer watchdog has filed a cease-and-desist order against third-party electricity supplier Liberty Power, citing “illegal and deceptive marketing” practices by the...

Connecticut Water rebuffs Eversource's late takeover bid

Greg Bordonaro |

Eversource Energy disclosed Thursday that it attempted to disrupt a nearly $750-million merger involving Connecticut Water Service and a California company by making its own bid to buy the...

Regulator cuts Eversource rate request by more than half to $124.7M

Matt Pilon | 3

State regulators on Wednesday gave final approval to an Eversource rate increase that will amount to $124.7 million in additional revenue for the utility company between 2018 and 2020.

Study: Carbon trading program has $1.4B economic value

Matt Pilon | 1

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, produced a net economic impact of $1.4 billion for its 10 member states, including Connecticut, between 2015 and 2017, according to a new analysis...

Sen. Murphy calls for Eversource investigation amid shutoff increase

Joe Cooper | 1

Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for an investigation into why New England's largest energy provider has doubled its nonpayment disconnections in just two years.

Wind, fuel cell developers pitch over two dozen projects

Matt Pilon |

Wind and fuel cell developers have unveiled 27 projects they want to build, should they get the blessing of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Boost in federal transportation money unexpected, but welcomed in CT


The massive federal omnibus spending bill increased transportation spending by $10 billion, a windfall for Connecticut’s struggling transportation system which will benefit from...

Glastonbury energy contractor lands key role on North Carolina project

Matt Pilon |

Glastonbury's Gemma Power Systems said it has been hired to oversee the building of a 475-megawatt power plant in North Carolina.

Energy bill heads for committee showdown, uncertain future


With the Energy and Technology committee’s deadline for approving bills for this session on Thursday, committee leaders, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the...

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