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CT Water to invest $17M in pipe replacement in 2018

Patricia Daddona |

Clinton-based Connecticut Water Service said Thursday it plans to invest $17.4 million in pipe replacement for its water system, about the same amount invested last year.

Investment fund buys stake in Hartford Steam system

Matt Pilon |

A New York-based energy and transportation investment fund said it's acquired a joint stake in the Hartford Steam Co.'s district heating and cooling system.

Millstone challenges UI on cold weather earnings

Matt Pilon |

The parent company of Millstone Power Station says United Illuminating's recent claim that the nuclear plant earned a profit windfall during an eight-day cold snap earlier this month is misleading.

As winter cold drives up energy bills, tax reform could take bite out of rising utility rates

Matt Pilon |

Corporations and many taxpayers are celebrating the federal tax cuts signed into law around Christmas, with some employers even issuing worker bonuses and increasing wages.

Cold snap produces dueling nuke positions

Matt Pilon |

Both sides of a long-running debate over the future of nuclear power in Connecticut are using a recent bout of bone-chilling temperatures to make their case to regulators weighing whether to hold a...

Why utility-scale solar works for Connecticut

Francis Pullaro |

Connecticut has some of the highest electricity rates in the nation, and in January they will increase even further.

Financially wounded, pioneering CT Green Bank has a path forward

Matt Pilon | 2

Facing the biggest financial threat in its six-year existence, the Connecticut Green Bank will reduce staff, trim deal volumes and pursue new revenue streams to keep itself and its mission alive.

Malloy, environmentalists blast Trump plan to open North Atlantic to drilling


The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening most of the nation's offshore areas to oil and gas drilling, including areas in the North Atlantic off the New England coast that have been off...

Out-of-state partnership chosen to redevelop Hartford waste facility

Matt Pilon |

State energy officials have selected a $229 million proposal from two major construction firms to redevelop Hartford’s trash-to-energy plant, which processes about one-third of...

Wholesale energy prices jumped in Nov.

The wholesale prices of natural gas and electricity jumped 32 percent and 37 percent in November, respectively, compared to a year ago, according to grid operator ISO New England.

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