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Lamont nominates Maryland lawyer PURA commish

Joe Cooper |

Gov. Ned Lamont has nominated an energy-storage trade association lawyer from Maryland to serve as one of three commissioners of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).

CT’s sole wind farm wants Eversource to cover costly outages

Matt Pilon |

A dispute over faulty and outdated utility equipment could imperil the state's only commercial wind farm.

SJW, CT Water refile merger application with state regulators

Matt Pilon |

As expected, SJW Group is again asking state regulators to bless its proposed $1.1 billion acquisition of Connecticut Water Service Inc., offering a second slate of commitments Wednesday aimed at...

Most of America's coal plants are more expensive to run than wind and solar


The simple laws of economics threaten to doom America's remaining coal power plants.

Highland Park Market’s intelligent buildings shave $100K in energy costs

Q&A talks to Patrick O'Neill, COO of JouleSmart, an Oregon-based provider of smart-building energy technology, which recently installed its system at three Highland Park Market grocery stores in...

Hartford startup’s boiler aims to turn heat into electricity

Liese Klein Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

When you're making heat, why not also make electricity? That's the idea behind Enviro Power, a Hartford-based startup seeking to give a green upgrade to the billion-dollar heating industry.

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


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.

Solar jobs concentrated in Hartford County

Matt Pilon |

Though Fairfield County is Connecticut's most populous region, Hartford County has more solar jobs, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation.

Future of the gas tax? Running on empty.


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...

Millstone deal reached, set to run for another 10 years


The Millstone Nuclear Power Station will stay open for another 10 years – a prospect that had been in some doubt recently even after it was selected in December as a winner of the final...

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