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STR chairman sells 41% of company stake

The chairman and former CEO of Enfield solar parts manufacturer STR Holdings sold 41 percent of his shares in the company, according to a regulatory filing.

New England power pollution drops 21%

The amount of greenhouses gases emitted by New England's power plants dropped 21 percent from 2001 to 2012, according to electric grid administrator ISO New England.

UIL takes $1.9B bridge loan to finance gas acquisition

New Haven gas and electric utility parent UIL Holdings Corp. has entered into a one-year bridge loan agreement worth as much as $1.9 billion to finance its acquisition of Philadelphia Gas Works.

CT Water rate reduction takes effect

A 4 percent reduction in water rates took effect this week for Connecticut Water customers.

Regulators reconsider $365M storm payment to CL&P

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on Wednesday said it is considering raising the $365 million awarded to Berlin electric utility Connecticut Light & Power to recover its storm costs from...

Stamford's Metro Center garage installs charging station

The 635-space parking garage for Stamford's Metro Center has installed an electric vehicle charging station.

Avon Water raises rates 1.4%

The Avon Water Co., which serves about 5,000 customers, raised its rates 1.43 percent on Tuesday, according to a final decision issued by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

Bald eagles close Windsor Locks park

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection has closed Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail until June to protect a pair of nesting bald eagles.

Wind ban could be lifted by May

Connecticut's three-year moratorium on construction of new wind turbines could be lifted by the end of April, if legislators approve regulations on the structures.

Winter's energy costs exceed $5B

New England businesses and residents have almost spent as much money money on heat and power this winter than they did in all of 2012 combined.

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