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One of America's biggest oil companies wants to be 'carbon neutral' -- eventually

CNN BUSINESS |

Occidental Petroleum, one of America's most aggressive drillers of oil, is trying to figure out a way to wipe out its vast carbon footprint.

Future of the gas tax? Running on empty.

JAN ELLEN SPIEGEL | CT Mirror |

The gas tax is at the core of the argument about whether to bring tolls back to Connecticut highways. But this story is not about tolls – it’s about the tax, its nexus with climate...

Package stores offer dime recycling fee in lieu of liquor bottle deposits

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT Mirror |

Connecticut's package stores have proposed a 10-cent “recycling fee” as a compromise alternative to the 25-cent deposit Gov. Ned Lamont recommended last month.

CT eyes first realistic attempt at hemp legalization

Joe Cooper |

With recent federal clearance and backing from Gov. Ned Lamont, Connecticut farmers are growing optimistic the state is finally positioned to develop a hemp program that would allow the industry to...

Farmington's HRP Associates spotlights succession-planning challenges

Gregory Seay |

Daniel Titus and Tad Goetcheus have witnessed four leadership successions at HRP Associates Inc., the closely held Farmington environmental engineering services firm where they have each worked for...

Bill aims to force action on stalled Hartford trash plant project

Matt Pilon |

It's been over a year since state officials selected a $229 million proposal from a private company to overhaul and operate the biggest waste-to-energy plant in Connecticut, but with contract...

Approval for 'one college' years away, but CSCU presses forward with consolidation plan

KATHLEEN MEGAN | CT Mirror |

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian's steady progress toward consolidating the state's 12 community colleges, while approval from accreditors is still years away, has...

Kaman developing next-generation K-MAX aircraft

Joe Cooper |

Bloomfield aerosystems maker Kaman Corp. says it's developing the next generation K-MAX lift helicopter that could be used for both manned and unmanned flights.

With no contract in place, Millstone threatens closure

Matt Pilon |

The operator of Connecticut's largest power plant, Millstone Power Station, has failed to negotiate a long-term contract with the state's two utilities, and is now threatening to retire the nuclear...

Killingly Energy Center a boon to clean energy, economic development

Tony Sheridan |

We've all read the headlines and seen the reports — facing massive state budget deficits that stretch for years to come, Connecticut is struggling to retain meaningful jobs, young people and...

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