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New biz group aims for statewide sustainability action

Matt Pilon |

Nearly 90 representatives from some of Connecticut's most recognizable companies — Pratt & Whitney, LEGO, ESPN and Uber — gathered recently with the state's top energy regulators and...

Innovation key to Paine’s trash-hauling evolution

Natalie Missakian Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Paine's Incorporated

S&P Global: MDC ratings downgrade reflects Hartford's distress

Patricia Daddona |

S&P Global Ratings has lowered its long-term rating on Metropolitan District general obligation (GO) bonds, to 'AA' from 'AA+'.

Drought among issues on radar at CT Water Plan hearings

Patricia Daddona |

A New Britain public hearing on Connecticut's Water Plan is set for Oct. 26, one of three hearings aimed at addressing water management issues that include the current drought.

Federal funds boost boat-sewage pumpouts

Matt Pilon |

Pumpout facilities on the Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s largest lake collected 1.2 million gallons of sewage from boats in 2015, a record high, according to new date released by the...

Report: Transportation, buildings key to emissions reductions

Matt Pilon |

With a major shift from coal to natural gas and more efficient power plants largely complete in the Northeast, further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will have to come from other sectors,...

Survey: CT insurers leaders in addressing climate change

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford, Lincoln National and seven other insurers with operations in Connecticut earned high-quality ratings for efforts to address climate change, according to a survey analyzed by Ceres, a...

Hartford, New Haven among top 20 “rattiest” cities

Patricia Daddona |

New Haven and Hartford are tied for 17th on the Atlanta-based pest control expert Orkin's list of the Top 50 Rattiest Cities, the firm announced Monday.

State gov'ts energy-reduction efforts need more money

Matt Pilon |

A $20 million taxpayer-backed investment to reduce state government's energy use and power bills has shown modest results over the last five years, but the state remains well behind an original...

Update on deck for 2003 drought plan

Matt Pilon |

As Connecticut approaches its fourth month under a drought advisory, officials are reviewing potential tweaks to the state's 13-year-old drought preparedness plan.

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