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Legislature looks to expand renewable subsidies

The Connecticut General Assembly's Energy & Technology Committee on Tuesday discussed expanding support for renewable energy installations between 1-20 megawatts.

North Haven manufacturer awarded energy grant

North Haven energy manufacturer Precision Combustion Inc. received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research program to develop natural gas into commodity...

CT Green Guide publishes Spring edition

HBJ's sustainable business-to-business magazine on Monday published its Spring 2014 edition, looking at the crisis in the waste-to-energy industry, the burden new customers face with natural gas...

Regulators suspend utility tree trimming

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on Tuesday has asked the state's two utilities to suspend their enhanced tree trimming efforts until regulators figure out if their methods are...

The Hartford wins EPA climate change award

The Hartford Financial Services Group won a Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, the only Connecticut company to receive...

Power prices hit 10-year high in January

New England wholesale electricity prices reached their highest level in 10 years this past January, as rising natural gas demand squeezed power plant capacity, according to grid administrator ISO New...

Covanta inks food recycling deal with Lake Compounce

Waste-to-energy firm Covanta on Tuesday reached a deal with Lake Compounce to recycle the amusement park's organics waste in Connecticut, the first such agreement reached since Covanta announced a...

PURA to hold tree trimming public hearings

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will hold two public hearings in New Britain and Hamden as part of its review of utility tree trimming plans.

STR buys back 37% of stock

Enfield solar firm STR Holdings will buy back $24.1 million in its investor's shares in the company, less than the $30 million originally planned in the offering.

CT targets commuters

Brad Kane |

The Department of Transportation is encouraging telecommuting and offering subsidies for public transit.

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