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March 13, 2018

Lawmaker On Quest For Extra Hour of Sunlight

by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Congress | The Economy | Education | Energy | Public Health | Public Safety

Courtesy of the House Republican staff

HARTFORD, CT — Lack of sleep and the associated health issues are just two of the reasons Rep. Kurt Vail is still pushing for legislation that would have Connecticut stay on daylight savings time.

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March 5, 2018

Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.

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March 1, 2018

Environment Committee Advances Fracking Waste Ban

by Parker Fiske | Mar 1, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

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HARTFORD, CT — The Environment Committee voted 29-1 Wednesday to forward a bill banning fracking waste to the Senate.

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February 13, 2018

Lawmakers Express Remorse Over Energy Fund Sweeps

by Christine Stuart | Feb 13, 2018 1:18pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders regret sweeping $175 million from various energy funds, but when pressed they admitted that restoring those funds will be a difficult task given all the other budgetary demands.

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Trump Puts LIHEAP on Chopping Block

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | Energy | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday again proposed eliminating a federal program that each year helps nearly 110,000 low-income families in Connecticut pay their winter heating bills.

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February 5, 2018

Lawmakers Renew Carbon Tax Proposal

by Parker Fiske | Feb 5, 2018 12:25pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

Parker Fiske photo
HARTFORD, CT — A group of Connecticut lawmakers are again introducing a carbon tax, but they’re open to ideas about how to implement it.

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February 1, 2018

Customers Pan Eversource Rate Request

by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Branford

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BRANFORD, CT — A month after the average Eversource customer saw their monthly bill increase $7, the utility is looking for another rate increase that would start this May.

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January 30, 2018

Solar Industry Reps Say Trump’s 30% Tariff Is Going To Hurt Businesses in Connecticut

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Jan 30, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Weather | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Solar industry representatives in Connecticut are dismayed over a new tariff on solar-energy cells and panels.

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January 23, 2018

Dominion Close To Winning Opportunity to Bid

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Energy | Environment | Waterford | Energy Sector

Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
HARTFORD, CT — Although they’re still waiting for the financial information requested from Dominion Energy last August, two state agencies have completed a draft report concluding that the Millstone Nuclear Plant should be able to bid on energy contracts.

According to the draft report from the two agencies
— the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) — Dominion Energy would be able to bid into the electricity market, which is designed to favor the least costly energy technology. That means nuclear would be competing with renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which are also zero carbon emission technologies, but with much higher price tags.

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December 18, 2017

Millstone Owner Argues Costs Are Driven Up By Being In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Dec 18, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Waterford

U.S. Department of Energy photo HARTFORD, CT — A preliminary report that concludes that the Millstone nuclear power station can operate at a profit until 2035 doesn’t represent the additional cost of doing business in Connecticut, an official with the plant’s corporate owner said.

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