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Future of the gas tax? Running on empty.


The gas tax is at the core of the argument about whether to bring tolls back to Connecticut highways. But this story is not about tolls – it’s about the tax, its nexus with climate...

Millstone deal reached, set to run for another 10 years


The Millstone Nuclear Power Station will stay open for another 10 years – a prospect that had been in some doubt recently even after it was selected in December as a winner of the final...

Eversource tends to its gas (worker) pipeline

Matt Pilon |

Continuing to expand natural gas service in Connecticut, as well as replace older mains and pipes, has created plenty of work for Eversource.

Wholesale energy prices on the rise

Matt Pilon |

Rising wholesale prices for energy sold in New England rose to a five-year high in 2018, regional grid operator ISO New England said.

Volkswagen is betting its future on electric cars


Volkswagen already had ambitious plans for electric cars. Now it's really stepping on the accelerator.

CT stakes high ground in additive-manufacturing arms race

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut is staking high ground in the additive manufacturing arms race. Find out how.

CT eyes first realistic attempt at hemp legalization

Joe Cooper |

With recent federal clearance and backing from Gov. Ned Lamont, Connecticut farmers are growing optimistic the state is finally positioned to develop a hemp program that would allow the industry to...

With no contract in place, Millstone threatens closure

Matt Pilon |

The operator of Connecticut's largest power plant, Millstone Power Station, has failed to negotiate a long-term contract with the state's two utilities, and is now threatening to retire the nuclear...

CCM: Recycling weighs on muni budgets

Matt Pilon |

Recycling, once a way to generate some modest revenues, is becoming a cost burden for cities and towns, according to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Killingly Energy Center a boon to clean energy, economic development

Tony Sheridan |

We've all read the headlines and seen the reports — facing massive state budget deficits that stretch for years to come, Connecticut is struggling to retain meaningful jobs, young people and...

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