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St. Francis unveils solar array

Matt Pilon | 1

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center this week unveiled a rooftop solar array that it expects to yield more than $600,000 over the next two decades.

Hartford highrise gets LEED Platinum rating

Matt Pilon |

The 777 Main high-rise apartment building in downtown Hartford has received the highest possible LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Report: Nuclear power key to curbing CO2 emissions

Greg Bordonaro |

Nuclear energy plants in the United States collectively prevent more than 531 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, according to a new study by a Washington D.C.-based environmental...

Hartford, Eversource team to help city residents reduce energy use

Greg Bordonaro |

Utility parent Eversource and the city of Hartford said they will host a free light bulb swap for residents Sunday as part of the 2016 ENERGY STAR Change the World Tour.

CT inches up in energy-efficiency ranking

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut ranks fifth in the nation for its energy-efficiency policies, according to the latest annual assessment from a Washington, D.C. nonprofit.

Hartford solar initiatives capture national attention

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford is one of 14 cities and towns nationwide to receive recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy's SolSmart program, which is aimed at greater deployment of solar resources.

Eversource holds off on credit reporting pilot

Patricia Daddona |

Eversource is delaying a move to implement monthly credit reporting of residential payment activity, part of a proposed one-year pilot program approved by state regulators in May.

CT energy lobbyist charged in N.Y bribery scheme

Matt Pilon |

A Connecticut attorney employed by a power plant developer was one of eight men charged in an alleged New York scheme involving more than $315,000 in bribes to a former aide of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in...

Fuel-cell developer says Beacon Falls project 'shovel ready'

Matt Pilon |

The developer of a proposed 63.3-megawatt Beacon Falls Energy Park said this week that the project is “shovel ready.”

CT Water, Aquarion win infrastructure-rate increases

Matt Pilon |

Two Connecticut water utilities this week won final regulatory approvals Wednesday to increase surcharges on customers that help pay for pipe replacement and other infrastructure investments.

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