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CT throws a lifeline to fuel cells, waste to energy

Matt Pilon | 2

A new law passed by the state legislature without much fanfare could have a major impact on Connecticut's energy industry, providing a potential lifeline to two important, but struggling sectors:...

$470.5K for CT marine research

Matt Pilon |

The federal government has awarded $470,500 to UConn-based nonprofit Connecticut Sea Grant, which conducts marine and coastal research in and around Long Island Sound, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney’s...

CT nuke plant weighing retirement options

Matt Pilon |

Though it has not said it intends to shut down, the owner of Connecticut's largest power plant told regulators this month that it continues its “strategic review” of the future of its...

Bottle bills face uncertain fate

Matt Pilon |

Lawmakers and members of Connecticut’s complex recycling industry can’t agree on what to do when it comes to the state’s bottle law.

Malloy ‘dismayed’ at EPA’s smog delay

Matt Pilon |

Gov. Dannel Malloy said a decision this month by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to delay more stringent standards for ground-level ozone, or smog, will hurt Connecticut...

2017 GreenCircle Awards

This special focus section highlights the winners of this year's GreenCircle Awards – an annual awards series organized by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) to...

CT drought advisory ends

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut’s drought situation continues to improve.

Malloy, Jepsen support Paris climate treaty ditched by Trump

Patricia Daddona | 1

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 18 other state attorneys general in signing an open letter supporting climate action for the Paris Climate Agreement abandoned last week by...

U.S. needs more low-cost financing options for infrastructure repairs

Larry Bingaman | 1

We have all experienced the frustration of bone-rattling potholes or traffic back-ups from emergency road repairs. Now keep those potholes and traffic jams in mind, but picture a separate, hidden...

Bipartisan group of lawmakers pushes for new fee to fund parks

KYLE CONSTABLE | CT MIRROR | 1

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for a new fee to ensure state parks stay open, staffed and maintained despite the state budget crisis.

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