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Tunxis launching energy-management program

Farmington-based Tunxis Community College said it has launched an energy-management associate's degree program to produce needed energy analysts and technicians.

White House to boost low-income solar movement

Matt Pilon |

President Obama has taken a liking to financing programs to provide solar panels to low and moderate-income homeowners – a movement that's been spreading across Connecticut.

Energy officials, utilities asking customers to help manage peak demand

Matt Pilon |

With Hartford temperatures forecasted to peak at 90 degrees or higher for the next seven days, state energy officials and utility providers are asking for customers to help lessen power demand.

Musk's grand plan for Tesla: tiny buses, electric semis and self-driving taxis

CNNMoney |

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk isn't happy just selling cars. In a "master plan" published Wednesday night, Musk revealed plans to sell electric buses, pick-up trucks, semis and a small SUV.

Google's artificial intelligence can actually help the environment

CNNMoney |

With the push of a button this spring -- Google was instantly using 40% less energy to cool a handful of its data centers.

STR names new board member

Matt Pilon |

Enfield solar component manufacturer STR Holdings said has appointed a solar exec to its board of directors.

Egg producer investing $60M-$70M in CT

Major U.S. egg producer Hillandale Farms says it will invest $60 million to $70 million in its Connecticut chicken farms in coming years.

Avangrid shows strong 2Q profits

Keith Griffin |

Avangrid, the parent company of United Illuminating and other energy companies in the Northeast, saw strong profit growth, according to earnings released Tuesday.

EPA lowers fuel economy expectations

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Low gas prices mean more SUVs -- and that's led the EPA to lower its forecast for overall fuel economy.

Bloomfield meat processor hit with $65K EPA penalty

Matt Pilon |

Bloomfield-based sausage, hot dog and coldcut maker Rachael's Food has agreed to pay a $65,000 civil fine to claims that it violated laws related to ammonia, according to the U.S. Environmental...

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