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December 22, 2015

Eversource Takes Step Forward in Northern Pass Project

by New Haven Register | December 22, 2015 5:30am

Eversource Energy has achieved a small victory in its efforts to get the Northern Pass transmission line project approved when New Hampshire officials ruled that the company’s application for the project was complete.

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December 18, 2015

EPA Chief Returns to Hartford, Touts Paris Agreement On Climate Change

by Christine Stuart | December 18, 2015 4:30pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie It was a homecoming of sorts for Gina McCarthy, the current administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who served as the head of Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection from 2004 through 2009.

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December 16, 2015

Energy Prices Drop, But Remain Unaffordable For Many

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2015 1:30pm

Christine Stuart photo There are more than 313,000 Connecticut households that can’t afford to pay their energy bills.

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November 30, 2015

OP-ED | The Costly Consequences of Missing our Current Energy Opportunities

by Eric Brown and Carl Gustin | November 30, 2015 2:15pm

Energy costs continue to burden New England ratepayers and hinder the region’s economic recovery.

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November 5, 2015

Sharkey Admits Mistakes Were Made In Balancing Budget

by Elizabeth Regan | November 5, 2015 3:00pm

Christine Stuart photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey is leaning on the business community for comprehensive and specific recommendations about how to balance the budget in order to avoid the kind of “bad decisions” that get made when lawmakers are left to their own devices.

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October 20, 2015

Connecticut Official Warns Consumers to Watch Electric Bills

by New Haven Register | October 20, 2015 4:30am

Connecticut Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz is warning consumers who are either considering purchasing electricity from third-party providers or do so all ready to remain vigilant in reviewing their bills.

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October 15, 2015

OP-ED | Report on ‘Clean Energy Future’ Brings Good News for Connecticut Workers

by Jeremy Brecher and Todd Vachon | October 15, 2015 9:39am

According to a new report, The Clean Energy Future: Protecting the Climate, Creating Jobs, and Saving Money, the United States can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent by 2050 — while adding half-a-million jobs and saving Americans billions of dollars on their electrical, heating, and transportation costs. A follow-on study later this year will spell out what this means for Connecticut, but the national report makes clear that our state can meet its climate protection goals while actually increasing jobs and saving money.

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September 25, 2015

Environmental Scorecard Shows More and More Lawmakers Toeing the Green Line

by Elizabeth Regan | September 25, 2015 4:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Almost half of the state Senate and more than a third of the state House of Representatives have perfect voting records on environmental issues, according to Connecticut’s leading environmental advocacy group.

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September 15, 2015

Shoreline Republicans: Propane Tax Punishes the Prepared

by Elizabeth Regan | September 15, 2015 4:29am

Elizabeth Regan / CTNewsJunkie (Updated 4:10 p.m.) A decades-old tax law that had been ignored for years is now putting the heat on homeowners who use propane in their homes and generators.

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August 25, 2015

Connecticut’s Manufacturing Sector Shed Jobs This Year, But GE Was A ‘Bright Spot’

by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2015 11:40am

shutterstock Connecticut’s manufacturing sector continued to shed jobs over the past year, but the losses came at a slower pace than in previous years, according to a recent report.

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