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CT cos., UConn energy projects net $7.7M from feds

Matt Pilon |

Danbury's FuelCell Energy, Windsor's Alstom Power and UConn will receive a total of $7.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for research projects and collaborations aimed at reducing...

Ikea buying fuel cell for New Haven store

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea said it hopes to have a 250-kilowatt fuel cell up and running at its New Haven store by this fall.

Officials evaluating water quality after Southington spill

Matt Pilon |

State officials are advising outdoor enthusiasts to avoid fishing or walking the banks of a stretch of the Quinnipiac River in Southington, following a chemical spill at a manufacturer Wednesday.

UConn nets Dominion grant for CO2 study

Matt Pilon |

Virginia-based energy giant Dominion said its foundation has awarded a $24,500 grant to UConn to help students study carbon dioxide and ecosystem stress in Long Island Sound.

Pipeline developers press on despite Mass. court ruling setback

Matt Pilon |

Despite a recent Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling that electric ratepayers in that state don't have to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion, developers of the Access Northeast say they remain...

A new approach to net metering

Paul R. Michaud |

Since 2004, more than 20,000 Connecticut homes have added solar panels, creating the equivalent of a 154-megawatt power plant spread across the entire state. This $696 million investment has not...

Mass. ruling creates hurdle for pipeline expansion

Matt Pilon |

A ruling this week by the Massachusetts Supreme Court has implications for the future of natural gas in Connecticut and other New England states.

Vivint expands business model in CT

Matt Pilon |

Utah-based Vivint Solar said this week that it’s now offering direct purchases and financing options for its Connecticut customers.

Green Bank launches solar comparison tool

Matt Pilon |

The quasi-public Connecticut Green Bank recently launched a new website that allows residents to research and comparison shop solar services.

Aquarion: Please conserve water

Matt Pilon |

Bridgeport-based utility Aquarion Water Co. is asking its Fairfield County customers to conserve water in light of a recent lack of rainfall that's reduced its reservoirs below normal levels.

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