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June 23, 2017

Shared Solar Struggles In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2017 5:30am

LEUNGCHOPAN VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) It could produce 2,580 full-time jobs during construction and $374 million in local economic benefits for the state, according to a new report, but the idea of shared solar hasn’t gotten off the ground in Connecticut.

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June 19, 2017

Survey Finds Connecticut Struggles To Fill Energy Sector Jobs

by Cara Rosner | June 19, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the CBIA / DEEP survey HARTFORD, CT — The good news: there’s growing demand for energy-related jobs in Connecticut. The bad news: like their counterparts in manufacturing, most business leaders in the energy sector are struggling to fill entry-level positions due to a lack of qualified candidates, a new survey found.

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June 7, 2017

Senate Sends Millstone Bill To House In Final Hours

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2017 12:29pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The House still needed some time Wednesday to decide whether they will move forward with legislation that allows the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to survey the energy market.

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June 5, 2017

Tesla, Millstone Still Left On Calendar

by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2017 6:57pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — As the 2017 legislative session comes to an end it’s becoming less likely that a number of complex issues will be put to a vote.

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June 2, 2017

Connecticut’s Energy Future Is At Stake. Our Actions Now Will Determine The Path Forward.

by Consumers for Sensible Energy | June 2, 2017 1:15am

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May 17, 2017

Tesla Makes Big Push For Direct Sales

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2017 12:00pm

Courtesy of Tesla HARTFORD, CT - For the second consecutive year a poll paid for by Tesla shows there is broad support for the American car manufacturer to sell their electric vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut.

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Connecticut Keeps Pressure On EPA To Crack Down on Emissions From Coal-Fired Plant

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Talen Energy's webstie HARTFORD, CT — On the eve of Connecticut’s first unhealthy air day for the 2017 ozone season, state officials are trying again to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect residents from coal-fired power plant emissions drifting in from Pennsylvania.

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May 15, 2017

Malloy’s Revisions Continue To Ask Municipalities For Help Balancing The State Budget

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 2:23pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget proposal cuts an additional $600 million in the first year of the two-year budget for 2018-19, bringing spending down 1.2 percent below the current year’s budget.

And within the proposal Malloy also continues to ask cities and towns for help.

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May 10, 2017

Fracking Ban, Hate Crime Penalties Pass House

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It took about two hours Tuesday for the House to debate a ban on fracking waste and less than 15 minutes for members to approve a bill to increase the penalties for hate crimes.

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May 5, 2017

Pitched Battle Over Franchise Laws For Electric Car Companies

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2017 2:30pm

Andrei Tudoran / Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Score one for the Connecticut car dealers in the latest attempt to keep Tesla, an American electric car maker, from selling its vehicles directly to consumers.

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