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February 24, 2015

Lawmakers Seek To Ban Variable Rate Electricity Contracts

by Hugh McQuaid | February 24, 2015 3:44pm

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 8:29am

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 2:59pm

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 10:30am

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 3:00pm

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 3:12pm

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 4:04pm

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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December 10, 2014

Energy Affordability Gap Continues To Grow

by Kristi Allen | December 10, 2014 2:28pm

Kristi Allen photo Operation Fuel reported Wednesday that more than 300,000 households in Connecticut will struggle to pay for heat this winter.

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December 4, 2014

Consumers Will Need To Beware of High Electricity Rates In 2015

by Cara Rosner | December 4, 2014 12:00pm

Shutterstock As Connecticut residents — who already pay some of the highest electric rates in the nation — brace for further increases in the new year, state officials and consumer advocates are urging them to be wary if they consider switching electricity suppliers.

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December 1, 2014

CL&P Rate Increase Still Too High For Some

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2014 5:04pm

According to a draft decision released Monday, state regulators would cut a nearly 60 percent rate increase sought by Connecticut’s largest utility company by more than half, but would still allow it to increase its revenue by more than $100 million, or about 20 percent.

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