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Jepsen joins legal fight to protect federal greenhouse gas emission standards

State Attorney General George Jepsen said he and 11 of his counterparts from other states has joined in a court action to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions...

Communities receive $28M for brownfields

The state of Connecticut and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $27.5 million in grants and loans for 20 Connecticut communities to clean up brownfield sites.

Can The Phoenix soar again?

Gregory Seay |

Back when Hartford was the world's undisputed “Insurance Capitol,'' The Phoenix Cos.' predecessor strode nearly shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest Connecticut-based brands —...

Farmington green fund tops up to $13.4M

A Farmington investment fund that backs renewable energy and conservation projects has raised $13.4 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Green Guide publishes Fall edition

This issue of HBJ's sustainable business magazine looks at Pratt & Whitney's operations, examines Bridgeport's green initiatives, features the state's geothermal champion, and talks with Wethersfield...

UConn drops in greenest school's ranking

UConn dropped from first to ninth in the Sierra Club's ranking of the 173 greenest colleges in country.

Wallingford firm wins Energy Star award

The U.S. Department of Energy honored Wallingford energy efficiency firm Competitive Resources with the Energy Star Century Club Award.

DEEP grants incentivize wood-furnace removals

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said it has launched a new grant program that will pay homeowners and businesses as much as $7,000 to remove and replace their outdoor wood...

Officials hit the switch on Hartford landfill solar array

The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority has turned on a new one-megawatt solar panel array at the Hartford landfill alongside I-91.

Save the Sound completes Plainville asphalt project

Connecticut environmental advocate Save the Sound completed work on a 4,000-square-foot porous pavement this month, preventing rainfall from entering the stormwater management system.

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