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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.”

Blumenthal, Murphy unveil federal Green Bank legislation

Matt Pilon |

U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, along with a fellow senator from Rhode Island, on Thursday introduced federal legislation to create a national green bank.

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.

CT delegation takes aim at Pa. coal plant

Matt Pilon |

All seven members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation urged the Environmental Protection Agency this week to force a Pennsylvania coal plant to reduce air pollution that wafts towards...

'Solar for All' targets eastern CT

Matt Pilon |

A state-supported program that aims to make rooftop solar affordable for any homeowner has made New London its latest target market.

Spills are more common thanks to aging pipelines

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Gasoline pipelines in the U.S. are really old, which means spills and leaks are only going to become more common.

Report: Marijuana cultivators are chronic power users

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A recent white paper from clean-energy research provider EQ Research recommends that state regulators and utilities work together on ways to lower power consumption at marijuana growing facilities.

Study: Hartford metro ranks 16th in solar

Matt Pilon |

The Hartford metropolitan region ranks 16th in the country for its number of permitted solar systems per capita as of 2015, according to an analysis by contractor-referral website BuildZoom.

UI's $100M rate hike draws opposition

Matt Pilon |

United Illuminating (UI) customers, lawmakers and others have filed nearly 40 written comments opposing the electric utility's proposed rate increase that would take effect in January.

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