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January 30, 2018

Solar Industry Reps Say Trump’s 30% Tariff Is Going To Hurt Businesses in Connecticut

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Jan 30, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Weather | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Solar industry representatives in Connecticut are dismayed over a new tariff on solar-energy cells and panels.

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January 23, 2018

Dominion Close To Winning Opportunity to Bid

by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Energy | Environment | Waterford | Energy Sector

Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
HARTFORD, CT — Although they’re still waiting for the financial information requested from Dominion Energy last August, two state agencies have completed a draft report concluding that the Millstone Nuclear Plant should be able to bid on energy contracts.

According to the draft report from the two agencies
— the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) — Dominion Energy would be able to bid into the electricity market, which is designed to favor the least costly energy technology. That means nuclear would be competing with renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which are also zero carbon emission technologies, but with much higher price tags.

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December 18, 2017

Millstone Owner Argues Costs Are Driven Up By Being In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Dec 18, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Waterford

U.S. Department of Energy photo HARTFORD, CT — A preliminary report that concludes that the Millstone nuclear power station can operate at a profit until 2035 doesn’t represent the additional cost of doing business in Connecticut, an official with the plant’s corporate owner said.

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December 13, 2017

Energy Affordability Gap Widens

by Christine Stuart | Dec 13, 2017 1:21pm
Posted to: Energy | Equality | Nonprofits | Poverty

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Energy prices have crept back up over the past year and widened the energy affordability gap in Connecticut.

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November 29, 2017

Utilities To Hold Local Meetings, Avoid Hartford Public Hearing

by Jack Kramer | Nov 29, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Weather

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The second part of a public hearing on the utility companies’ response to the late October storm will be held in individual towns impacted, rather than in Hartford as originally scheduled.

The Energy and Technology Committee said that this week’s public hearing regarding the utility companies’ response to the storm that took place Oct. 29 and 30, has been reorganized into a series of in-district working meetings involving key utility representatives, municipal officials, first responders, and legislators.

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November 27, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Senate Republicans Look For Tax Cut Victory

by Peter Urban | Nov 27, 2017 4:01pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget

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President Donald Trump will drop in on the Senate Republican’s weekly policy luncheon on Tuesday to make the case for action on legislation to overhaul the federal tax code which Trump claims is needed to expand the nation’s economy.

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November 16, 2017

Lawmakers Question Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | Nov 16, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Officials from the state’s largest utility, Eversource Energy, defended the company’s response to the late October storm that left hundreds of thousands without power, stating that it “turned into a more intensive storm than was forecast.”

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November 13, 2017

Utility Response Hearing Scheduled

by Staff Report | Nov 13, 2017 2:59pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

The Energy and Technology Committee will hold an informational hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, on state utilities response to the late October storm.

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November 10, 2017

Legislative Committee To Review Eversource’s Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | Nov 10, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Weather

HARTFORD, CT — The General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold hearings on the responsiveness — or what many say is lack of responsiveness — of Eversource to the late October storm that left hundreds of thousands without power in Connecticut.

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November 6, 2017

Electricity Rates Are Going Up In January

by Jack Kramer | Nov 6, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Energy | Environment

Shutterstock Utility bills for homeowners will be going up by an average of $7.45 cents per month as of Jan. 1, 2018.

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