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A spotlight on corporate giving and nonprofits

Read about the winners of Hartford Business Journal's inaugural community giving awards, which spotlight philanthropic and nonprofit efforts.

Connecticut, cautiously, weighs potential for modern electric grid

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut is grappling with how to plan for and implement a more modern -- or "smart" -- electric grid. There's a lot at stake for businesses that are major electricity consumers.

Volkswagen to spend $50 billion on electric car 'offensive'


Volkswagen has committed to spending tens of billions of dollars as part of a dramatic shift to electric and autonomous vehicles.The Germany carmaker...

CT electric generation rates on the rise

Matt Pilon |

A charge that comprises about 40 percent of the average Connecticut resident's monthly electric bill will rise come January, state regulators announced.

CT grants $12.2M from VW settlement fund for clean air projects

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut is using $12.2 million from its Volkswagen emissions-cheating settlement to fund 10 clean air projects, including three in Greater Hartford, officials said.

CT Water 3Q profits rise 27.5%

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut Water Service Inc. said its third quarter profits jumped 27.5 percent largely due to higher revenues from rate increases approved by Connecticut and Maine regulators.

How clean is hydrogen?

Matt Pilon |

So, is hydrogen clean? Just like electricity, the answer depends on how it's sourced.

CT laying groundwork for next green wave: Hydrogen cars

Matt Pilon |

Just as hundreds of public electric-vehicle charging stations have cropped up in Connecticut in recent years, helping put thousands of clean cars on the road, the stage is gradually being set for a...

Voters overwhelmingly ratify transportation ‘lockbox’


Voters overwhelmingly ratified two amendments to the state Constitution Tuesday, including a new legal “lockbox” to safeguard funds earmarked for Connecticut’s transportation...

Amid funding cuts, Enfield manufacturer finds energy-efficiency program a worthy investment

Gregory Seay |

Amid funding cuts, an Enfield manufacturer says a state-promoted, energy-efficiency program is a worthy investment.

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