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Sweeping energy reforms clear House

Matt Pilon |

The House of Representatives voted just before 3 a.m. Wednesday to approve wide-reaching changes to the state’s energy policy that drew mixed reviews from environmental advocates.

Tunxis' $120K grant to study CT energy-code compliance

Gregory Seay |

Farmington's Tunxis Community College will use a $120,000 grant to study whether Connecticut municipalities and homebuilders are complying with state energy codes, school officials say.

Senate increases clean-energy pot

Matt Pilon |

Senate lawmakers on Monday voted to give the state's energy policy arm the authority to order utilities to purchase as much as 50 percent more clean energy in an ongoing competitive bidding process.

Eversource generation rate to fall July 1

Journal Inquirer Staff |

Eversource customers who pay the standard service rate will see a drop starting July 1 that will partially offset a May 1 rate increase.

FuelCell Energy pushes for bigger clean-power buy

Matt Pilon |

Concerned about their prospects of winning new business, fuel cell proponents are urging the legislature to allow for a larger selection of clean energy projects in a competitive bidding process...

CT weighs water plan

Gregory Seay |

The Connecticut Water Planning Council, which is made up of four state agencies with oversight or regulatory responsibility for water management, has prepared and approved a state water plan that...

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...

CT's fiscal woes test its commitment to manufacturing-skills training

Gregory Seay |

Standing at the rostrum in the soaring, light-filled classroom building at Farmington's Tunxis Community College, Mark Ojakian put on his best face.

Eversource’s 1Q profits rise despite harsh winter

Joe Cooper |

New England utility Eversource Energy said its first-quarter profits rose modestly by 3.9 percent despite an unprecedented winter that brought three nor'easters in 11 days.

Avangrid completes natural gas sale

Joe Cooper |

Orange electric-gas utility Avangrid, parent of Connecticut Natural Gas, announced it completed the sale of its natural-gas storage unit.

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