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April 22, 2014

Lawmakers Approve Wind Regulations Lifting Defacto Moratorium

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2014 12:29pm

Christine Stuart photo Ending what has been an informal three-year moratorium on wind power in Connecticut, a legislative committee unanimously approved regulations Tuesday paving the way for wind turbines.

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April 21, 2014

Committee Poised To Approve New Wind Turbine Regulations

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 6:39pm

Lawmakers and state officials are optimistic they’ve finally struck the right balance in deciding where wind turbines in the state should be located.

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April 16, 2014

Advocates Mobilize Against Fracking Waste

by Hugh McQuaid | April 16, 2014 12:19pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Advocates seeking to ban the storage in Connecticut of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.

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April 14, 2014

Report Highlights Cybersecurity Threats

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2014 3:45pm

Christine Stuart photo It’s not clear exactly how many times someone may have tried to gain access to Connecticut’s electrical grid with malicious intent, but state officials say they’re working with utilities in developing cybersecurity regulatory guidance.

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April 1, 2014

Electric Suppliers Would Have To Disclose Rates

by Hugh McQuaid | April 1, 2014 4:25pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Electric suppliers will need to meet new price disclosure standards under a package of consumer protections outlined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen Tuesday.

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March 31, 2014

AARP Calls For Tougher Restrictions on Third-Party Electric Suppliers

by Hugh McQuaid | March 31, 2014 12:57pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Connecticut AARP released a public opinion poll Monday to remind elected officials that the state’s 50 and older population wants to see restrictions on third-party electric suppliers passed during this election-year legislative session.

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March 14, 2014

Experts: Consumers Are Paying More For Power In Competitive Supplier Market

by Christine Stuart | March 14, 2014 5:30am

Connecticut residents who purchase their electricity from competitive suppliers pay more than their counterparts who purchase their electricity from Connecticut Light & Power or United Illuminating. That’s according to the findings of two experts hired by the Office of Consumer Counsel.

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February 19, 2014

Consumers Give PURA Commissioner An Earful About Ballooning Rates

by Brian McCready | February 19, 2014 10:37pm

Brian McCready photo MILFORD — Gail Uberti likely summed up the feelings of the more than 75 people who packed City Hall to voice their displeasure Wednesday night over soaring utility bills.

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February 17, 2014

ANALYSIS | Connecticut’s Electric Marketplace Fraught with Unscrupulous Marketing Practices

by Lon Seidman | February 17, 2014 1:00pm

Retail electricity suppliers aggressively market low fixed rates to Connecticut residents, but many consumers are finding those initial savings give way to expensive variable rates that have more than doubled their bills.

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Fracking Waste As Road De-Icer?

by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2014 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo There’s no shale deposits in Connecticut, which means there’s no hydraulic fracking for natural gas, but environmentalists believe the state legislature needs to take steps to prevent fracking waste from ending up here.

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