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Thompson cardboard firm pays $100K EPA fine

Thompson cardboard manufacturer Norampac New England has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

NU inks natural gas pipeline access deal

Northeast Utilities has signed a deal with a Shelton natural gas transmission company to increase natural gas access for NU's planned $3 billion pipeline expansion.

NRG solar hosting Middletown job fair Wednesday

NRG Home Solar will host a job fair on Wednesday at its Middletown office to fill more than 75 new positions as part of its anticipated business from solar installations.

Retailers partner for energy advantage program

The Connecticut Retail Merchants Association has extended its partnership with Energize Connecticut to encourage businesses to perform energy efficiency work.

NY exec to take over Yankee Gas

Northeast Utilities has named a senior vice president from utility giant National Grid as the president of its natural gas division, which includes Yankee Gas in Connecticut and NStar Gas in...

New law increases interest in re-energizing dams

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While solar panels fly up on rooftops and fuel cells are installed throughout Connecticut, another type of renewable energy generation is slowly gaining steam in the state.

UIL kills off failed Philly acquisition

UIL Holdings Corp. has officially terminated its agreement to buy Philadelphia Gas Works, which has been all but dead since late October when Philadelphia city councilors said they would refuse to...

UIL to install 3.4MW fuel cell in Glastonbury

New Haven utility parent UIL Holdings Corp. said it is buying a 3.4-megawatt fuel cell plant to install at a Connecticut Natural Gas Corp. pressure-reduction facility in Glastonbury.

Hartford's Equipower preps plant sale to Texas operator

The private equity parent of Hartford-based Equipower said it expects to sell 10 power plants — including two in Connecticut — to a Houston operator for $3.45 billion by the first quarter...

CT honors 16 with GreenCircle awards

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday honored 16 businesses and residents throughout the state with its GreenCircle awards, recognizing achievements in sustainability.

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