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GE's $24 billion buyback boondoggle


General Electric is seriously strapped for cash. The conglomerate has laid off workers, slashed its dividend and put long-held businesses up for sale.

CT fuel cell industry sees hope, challenges ahead

Q&A talks with Joel Rinebold, chairman of the Connecticut Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Coalition and director of energy at CCAT, about the state and future prospects of Connecticut's fuel cell industry.

CBIA says electricity supplier's 'unethical' practices left business customers with higher energy bills

Patricia Daddona Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Connecticut's third-party electricity suppliers have been in the headlines plenty in recent years, as state regulators probed their business practices, levied fines against some of them and...

CT Water to merge with Calif. water utility

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut Water Service and a California water utility agreed Thursday to merge in a $750 million deal they say will create the nation's third-largest water utility.

Lawmakers hear dueling pipeline positions

Matt Pilon |

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has not yet been able to use its relatively new authority to procure natural gas capacity for Connecticut, but amid a push from environmental...

CT Water makes interim CEO permanent

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut Water Service has named its longtime chief financial officer, who had been serving as an interim leader, CEO.

Former energy exec Friedland lands in aerospace sector

Matt Pilon |

Robert Friedland, who departed Wallingford-based Proton OnSite in September following the energy technology manufacturer's merger with a Norwegian company, has landed an aerospace management gig in...

W. Hartford app maker gains ground in utility market

Matt Pilon |

When a vehicle strikes a utility pole, police, firefighters and an ambulance could be dispatched to the scene.

Avangrid wraps energy services sale

Matt Pilon |

Orange electric-gas utility Avangrid, parent of Connecticut Natural Gas, says its renewable-energy subsidiary has completed its sale of an energy-services unit to a Stamford commodities trading firm.

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...

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