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Two CT trash-to-energy plants to sell in $2B deal

The parent company of the trash-to-energy facilities in Bridgeport and Lisbon will sell them to a New Jersey capital firm in a $1.94 billion deal that includes 21 power plants throughout the country.

CCAT gets $53K to study alternative fuels facility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $53,000 grant to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology to continue a feasibility study of building an alternative fuels facility in rural...

Bond commission approves $3M for Norwalk bridge

The State Bond Commission has approved $3 million in funding to repair the Norwalk rail bridge that malfunctioned twice this year, sending the nation's busiest commuter rail corridor into disarray.

Wesson wins third Department of Energy award

Waterbury efficiency contractor Wesson Energy won its third U.S. Department of Energy Century Club Award in July, for improving energy performance in more than 100 houses in the past year.

Direct Energy buys Astrum Solar

Houston electric supplier Direct Energy has purchased Astrum Solar, with its operations in Connecticut, for $54 million.

FuelCell installing system at New Haven port

Danbury clean power manufacturer FuelCell Energy will install a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell system near the port of New Haven, as part of a larger deal with Orange utility United Illuminating.

Lighting Quotient announces new VP

New Haven manufacturer Lighting Quotient has named Robert Keimig as vice president of its global sales team.

Millstone shuts down nuclear reactor

Millstone Power Station in Waterford was forced to shut down its 900-megawatt nuclear generator on Saturday after the station's crews failed to fix a poorly functioning feedwater pump.

Quantum Biopower seeks energy, profits from food waste

Bernat Ivancsics |

For most people, leftover food is either garbage or compost. For Quantum Biopower, food waste could be a game changer in the energy business.

Greenskies, United announce $25M solar fund

Middletown solar integrator Greenskies Renewable Energy said it has partnered with United Bank to create a $25 million fund to finance commercial solar projects in Connecticut and several other...

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