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Report: ‘Sin’ taxes pose fiscal — not health — risks for states

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

Connecticut and most other states need to be cautious about their rapidly increasing reliance on cigarette and other volatile “sin” taxes, according to a new report from Pew Charitable...

New phase for CT Water, SJW merger

Gregory Seay |

With no competing buyout offers in hand, Connecticut Water Service Inc. and its California suitor say they have refiled their $750 million merger application with Connecticut utility regulators and...

Report: CT solar has grown 53% per year

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut's solar energy generation has grown at a fast clip since 2010, according to new data in a report from a Colorado-based environmental advocacy nonprofit with a presence in multiple states.

Hartford project stimulates FuelCell Energy's growth

Joe Cooper |

Danbury manufacturer FuelCell Energy announced it will add more than 100 new manufacturing jobs at its Torrington facility over the next year due to recent state investments and several new projects...

May’s storm leaves the state with multi-million dollar clean up projects

ALYSSA HURLBUT | CT MIRROR |

On the evening of May 15, dozens of children huddled in Hamden’s West Woods Elementary School as the town’s emergency responders wrestled their way through collapsed trees that blocked...

Meriden aquaponics firm scores $500K investment for New Haven expansion

Joe Cooper |

Meriden-based Trifecta Ecosystems, an aquaponics technology company and indoor farm, has received a $500,000 investment to grow its aquatic systems in the New Haven region.

Nor’easters underscore need for greenhouse gas action

Ole Hoefelmann |

New England is no stranger to cold winters or snowstorms, but even the most seasoned residents of the Northeast would be hard-pressed to remember a series of winter storms like this year brought.

CT's natural gas expansion plan well behind schedule

Matt Pilon |

The state's ambitious plan to convert hundreds of thousands of Connecticut properties to natural gas heating is well behind schedule.

CT Water nixes Eversource's second bid proposal

Joe Cooper |

The bicoastal bidding war for Connecticut Water Service Inc. took another turn Friday after the water utility announced it recently rejected Eversource Energy's second acquisition proposal.

Malloy files federal disaster declaration

Joe Cooper |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he requested a federal presidential disaster declaration, which could pave the way for funding assistance to help municipalities recover from a storm in May that left more...

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