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Why utility-scale solar works for Connecticut

Francis Pullaro |

Connecticut has some of the highest electricity rates in the nation, and in January they will increase even further.

Financially wounded, pioneering CT Green Bank has a path forward

Matt Pilon |

Facing the biggest financial threat in its six-year existence, the Connecticut Green Bank will reduce staff, trim deal volumes and pursue new revenue streams to keep itself and its mission alive.

Malloy, environmentalists blast Trump plan to open North Atlantic to drilling

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening most of the nation's offshore areas to oil and gas drilling, including areas in the North Atlantic off the New England coast that have been off...

Hartford's CityPlace I closed for water leak repairs today

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford's CityPlace I building and garage are closed today while the MDC repairs a city water main leak on Pearl Street, but will reopen Thursday, property owners said.

Out-of-state partnership chosen to redevelop Hartford waste facility

Matt Pilon |

State energy officials have selected a $229 million proposal from two major construction firms to redevelop Hartford’s trash-to-energy plant, which processes about one-third of...

CT, seven states sue Trump EPA over wind-borne smog

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut has joined New York and six other states in a lawsuit against the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure upwind states control pollution that blows into the eight downwind...

DEEP tees up retooled renewable energy purchase plan

Matt Pilon |

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is gearing up to direct its next major purchase of renewable and clean energy, following a law passed this year.

Middletown business owner gets 6 months in prison for falsifying credentials

Patricia Daddona |

The owner of a Middletown industrial safety training company has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined $20,000 for falsely certifying that he had completed a lead abatement course,...

CT antes $2M more for EV buyers

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut added a spark to its electric-vehicle (EV) rebate program, formally announcing Friday an extra $2 million for cash payments to qualified buyers of battery-, fuel cell- and plug-in hybrid...

Millions in VW settlement funding draw closer

Connecticut is closing in on its $55 million in anticipated funding from a legal settlement with automaker Volkswagen.

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