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Solar effort targets faith communities

Ruchi Vaishnav | Journal Inquirer |

Solarize Connecticut is expanding its town-based solar program in Manchester to attempt to reach people through churches in an effort called Solarize with Faith.

Legrand cuts energy use across 22 sites

Matt Pilon |

West Hartford manufacturer Legrand said it cut its energy use by 15.9 percent across nearly two dozen locations in October during its second-ever “energy marathon.”

Aquarion calls for further water reductions

Matt Pilon |

With a large swath of Connecticut experiencing extreme drought conditions, Bridgeport-based water utility Aquarion is asking its Fairfield County customers to reduce their indoor water use by 20...

CT’s clean-energy policies must focus on affordability

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Connecticut's nascent fuel-cell sector experienced a setback recently after two major state clean-energy procurements failed to select any of the industry's proposed projects.

CT, U.S. firms, call on Trump to address climate change

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford, Trinity Health and Connecticut's pension funds are among more than 400 signers of an online-pitch to President-elect Donald Trump to back the Paris Climate Agreement.

CT joins suit against Superfund site owner

Matt Pilon |

Further cleanup of a contaminated Waterbury property could be approaching a resolution.

CT awards $4.7M in grants to protect open spaces

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut has awarded $4.7 million in grants to 17 cities and towns to purchase 1,170 acres of open space, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday.

EPA approves contentious dumping site

Matt Pilon |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week issued a final rule that will allow dredged silt to continue to be dumped at the eastern Long Island Sound over the coming decades.

Mattress recycling saves $1.5M in disposal costs

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's Bye Bye Mattress Program has recycled 150,000 mattresses, saving cities and towns more than $1 million in disposal costs, according to the first annual report released by the Mattress...

CT auto sales remain strong in changing dealership landscape

Q&A talks about the state of CT's retail auto industry with James Fleming, president of the CT Automotive Retailers Association.

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