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RGGI eyes carbon-cap reduction

Matt Pilon |

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap-and-trade market launched in 2008, is considering how much lower its nine-state carbon allowance cap should be in the years ahead.

Q&A: Weighing New England's energy future

Q&A talks to Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO New England Inc., which operates the six-state New England power system and oversees the region's wholesale electricity marketplace.

Eversource facility aims to predict storm severity, CT threats

John Stearns |

The Eversource Energy Center at UConn — a weather, climate and energy research hub — has already helped electric utilities better prepare for storms and potential power outages since it...

OCC: Brace for electricity rate increases

Matt Pilon |

Higher “capacity” prices are likely to push retail electricity rates upward starting in July, the Office of Consumer Counsel said this week.

Green light for gas pipeline expansion

Matt Pilon |

Federal regulators on Wednesday issued a key approval for a $93 million expansion of pipeline infrastructure that will bring more natural gas to Connecticut.

Windsor Locks canal may be considered for hydropower

Harlan Levy | Journal Inquirer |

Can the Windsor Locks Canal provide electricity to the town from hydropower?

Tolland firm snares Canadian EV charger pact

Patricia Daddona |

Tolland business developer Lot 78 Inc. says it has signed an exclusive marketing deal to introduce its Juice Bar electric vehicle charger to the Canadian market.

Oil prices jump after U.S. missile strike on Syria

CNNMoney |

Oil prices spiked after the U.S. launched a missile strike on a Syrian government target.

Fuel-bank first for heating assistance nonprofit

Matt Pilon |

Hartford nonprofit Operation Fuel, which provides several million dollars in heating and energy assistance to low-income households, has for the first time added a Connecticut utility to its roster...

UConn joins $35M advanced materials research consortium

Patricia Daddona |

UConn is one of several research institutions participating in the Toyota Research Institute's (TRI) $35 million initiative to accelerate design and discovery of advanced materials for use in...

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