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Efficiency coalition lawsuit: Funding raid is unconstitutional

Matt Pilon |

A group of five Connecticut energy efficiency contractors, ratepayers and not-for-profits is seeking to block the state's planned sweep of $155 million in ratepayer funds, on the grounds that the...

MDC customers to pay for state water assessment

Joe Cooper |

Regional water provider The Metropolitan District (MDC) said it will begin billing customers in June to fund a new state water assessment mandate.

Water-utility bids raise concerns about control of CT's water resources

Gregory Seay |

With the battle for Connecticut Water Service Inc. (CWS) entering a new phase, questions are being raised about whether out-of-state ownership and control of Connecticut's most valuable natural...

Regulators outline nuke-bid timeline

Matt Pilon | 1

A state-guided purchase of “zero-carbon” electricity, which is expected to draw a bid from Dominion's Millstone nuclear plant in Waterford, has begun to play out.

Meriden receives $200K to cleanup defunct hospital site

Joe Cooper |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will award a $200,000 grant to the city of Meriden for site cleanup at the former Meriden-Wallingford Hospital.

Wind, fuel cell developers pitch over two dozen projects

Matt Pilon |

Wind and fuel cell developers have unveiled 27 projects they want to build, should they get the blessing of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

EPA plan to ease car emission standards would affect CT more than most

JAN ELLEN SPIEGEL | CT MIRROR |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement Monday that it plans to ease more-stringent auto emissions standards put in place at the end of the Obama administration has particular...

City cites ex-downtown YMCA site for blight

Gregory Seay |

The high-rise former downtown home to the Hartford YMCA has landed in the crosshairs of the city's blight enforcers.

Riverside Park boathouse goes solar

Matt Pilon |

Riverfront Recapture said it's flipped the switch on a rooftop solar array that will offset 82 percent of the electricity needs in the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse, located in...

Meriden aquaponics firm, CREC to provide classroom training

Meriden aquaponics technology firm Trifecta Ecosystems Inc. is partnering with the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) to introduce the field of aquaponics to students in Connecticut schools.

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