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May 21, 2015

House Lawmakers Give Tesla the Green Light; Bill Heads to Senate

by Elizabeth Regan | May 21, 2015 5:13pm

A bill designed with Tesla Motors in mind made it through the House on Thursday, paving the way for the Senate to decide if the company should be allowed to bypass auto dealers and sell its electric cars directly to Connecticut consumers.

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May 20, 2015

Senate Approves Variable Rate Ban to Protect Residential Electric Consumers

by Elizabeth Regan | May 20, 2015 7:15pm

Elizabeth Regan It is now up to the House to decide if Connecticut will become the first state in the country to ban variable-rate electricity contracts.

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April 23, 2015

Governors Renew Their Cooperation To Region’s Energy Challenge, Under Protest

by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 8:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Environmentalists stood Thursday outside the Connecticut Convention Center to protest a long-term energy strategy being discussed at a closed-door meeting between five of the six New England governors.

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February 24, 2015

Lawmakers Seek To Ban Variable Rate Electricity Contracts

by Hugh McQuaid | February 24, 2015 4:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Lawmakers signaled Tuesday they would revisit the controversial third-party electricity supplier market and seek to ban variable rates in residential electricity contracts.

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January 30, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Keystone Pipeline Takes Center Stage in the Senate

by Jordan Fenster | January 30, 2015 9:29am

Despite a presidential veto threat, the Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday in favor of S.1, which approves construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, with no help from Connecticut’s two Democratic senators.

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January 26, 2015

Linemen Express No Confidence In Utility Before Storm

by Hugh McQuaid | January 26, 2015 3:59pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A union representing utility workers called attention to their vote of no confidence in Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas Monday as residents around the state braced for an expected blizzard.

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January 15, 2015

Report Blames Renewable Energy For Higher Costs, Proponents Say It’s ‘Misleading’

by Cara Rosner | January 15, 2015 11:30am

Shutter Stock photo A state mandate requiring electricity providers to get a certain percentage of their power from renewable energy sources is forcing consumers to pay rising electric rates and will cause other problems down the road, according to a report out this week.

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January 12, 2015

Malloy Tells Regulators They Can Quit If They Don’t Like It

by Hugh McQuaid | January 12, 2015 4:00pm

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday rejected a call from state utility regulators for more independence, telling reporters that the regulators could resign if they required more autonomy from his administration.

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December 22, 2014

A Handful of Lawmakers Seek To Cap Fixed Portion of Electricity Bills

by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2014 4:12pm

Christine Stuart photo Outraged by a recent increase in the fixed cost paid by residential utility customers, a handful of state lawmakers are looking at legislation to cap that fixed amount.

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December 16, 2014

Local Officials Upset Over State’s Proposed Water Pollution Permit

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 5:04pm

Christine Stuart photo Municipal leaders are gearing up for a fight over how often they clean their storm drains and catch basins and track illicit discharges that end up polluting Connecticut’s rivers and streams.

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