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OCC: Electric supplier price spread climbs in June

Patricia Daddona |

Eversource and Avangrid residential customers who are contracted with third-party electricity suppliers paid a combined $3.5 million more in June than they would have under standard offer pricing...

New Nissan Leaf goes farther for less

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The Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt have a new electric rival to contend with.

Baltimore power supplier lands consortium contract

Matt Pilon |

A nonprofit electricity purchasing consortium that’s made recent inroads in Connecticut has picked the supplier for its latest contract -- worth $300 million over four years.

Sprague commissions water plant solar array

Matt Pilon |

Sprague officials have hired Middletown’s Greenskies Renewable Energy to build and maintain a 150-kilowatt solar array at a wastewater plant in the town’s Baltic section.

Trump taps emergency U.S. oil reserve after Harvey

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The Trump administration has tapped an emergency stockpile of crude oil in response to the major refinery outages in the U.S. Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Harvey.

CT, other states agree to tighter emissions cap

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut and the eight other states that are a part of a regional emissions trading program said they have reached an agreement on emissions reductions over the 2020-2030 decade.

Lower rates for Energize CT’s heating loans

Matt Pilon |

A ratepayer-backed lending program for energy-saving heating upgrades has lowered its interest rates from 2.99 percent to 0.99 percent well in advance of winter.

UTC researchers win $3.5M in grant funding

Patricia Daddona |

East Hartford's United Technologies Research Center is receiving more than $3.5 million in two separate federal grants involving early-stage power projects, the U.S. Department of Energy announced...

Three CT Home Depots to get rooftop solar

Matt Pilon |

Home Depot will erect solar panels on the rooftops of 50 stores in six states, including three in Connecticut, the home improvement retailer announced Thursday.

Despite sinking sales, STR trims 2Q losses

Enfield solar component manufacturer STR Holdings reduced its second-quarter losses by cutting expenses and other costs amid a steep drop in sales revenue.

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