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March 22, 2017

Malloy Says Trump’s Budget Would Harm The Environment

by Jack Kramer | March 22, 2017 2:09pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - President Donald Trump’s budget cuts government programs across the board but no agency is hurt more than the Environmental Protection Agency, which was slashed 31 percent.

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Energy Committee Would Allow Nuclear to Compete

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Lobbyists packed a hearing room on the second floor of the Legislative Office Building to watch Tuesday as the Energy and Technology Committee voted 17-7 on a bill that will impact the state’s energy markets.

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March 21, 2017

Diverse Energy Interests Battle It Out Over Connecticut’s Energy Future

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every year the legislature debates a bill that changes how energy is bought and sold, and how it comes together is never pretty.

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March 14, 2017

Is It Time to Increase or Eliminate Connecticut’s Bottle Bill?

by Christine Stuart | March 14, 2017 2:54pm

Albert Karimov via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Several bills this year are aimed at improving or abolishing Connecticut’s decades old bottle bill.

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March 13, 2017

OP-ED | Millstone Bill Really *Is* All About Rates

by John Erlingheuser | March 13, 2017 11:36pm

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In his Op Ed piece on March 3rd, Kevin Hennessy (director of state policy for Dominion) claims Dominion is not asking for any subsidies from the state of Connecticut, its taxpayers, or ratepayers. This is simply not the case.

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New England Lawmakers Join Forces On Carbon Tax

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2017 2:41pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s the first time Connecticut lawmakers are being asked to consider a carbon tax, but they’re not alone.

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March 3, 2017

OP-ED | It’s All About the Rates

by Kevin R. Hennessy | March 3, 2017 4:00pm

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A bill that will lead to lower electricity prices for most Connecticut power customers is coming before the legislature. “We think this proposal will reduce rates,” Energy Co-chair Senator Paul Formica told the New London Day this week.

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March 1, 2017

Plastic Bag Tax Advances To House

by Christine Stuart | March 1, 2017 2:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A majority of the legislature’s Environment Committee think it is a good idea to charge 5 cents for single-use plastic bags and to use the money to help maintain state parks.

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February 13, 2017

Lawmakers Are Again Asked To Consider Nuclear Energy

by Christine Stuart | February 13, 2017 1:53pm

Courtesy of the NRC's Flickr page A generic bill that says the state wants to “provide a mechanism for zero-carbon generating facilities to sell power to electric utilities,” is causing a lot of commotion.

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January 10, 2017

A New Report Warns of The Dangers of Energy Sprawl

by Jack Kramer | January 10, 2017 1:27pm

leungchopan via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT – A new report both documents and warns about the surge in proposals to use farmland and forest for the construction of large solar electricity-generating facilities in Connecticut.

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