by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2014 12:29pm
Ending what has been an informal three-year moratorium on wind power in Connecticut, a legislative committee unanimously approved regulations Tuesday paving the way for wind turbines.
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by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 6:39pm
Lawmakers and state officials are optimistic they’ve finally struck the right balance in deciding where wind turbines in the state should be located.
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by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2014 7:17am
(Updated 1:28 p.m.) It’s been a week since the House, in a rare move, defeated a bill that would have banned genetically modified grass seed just one day after the Senate passed it.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 16, 2014 12:19pm
Advocates seeking to ban the storage in Connecticut of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.
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by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2014 3:45pm
It’s not clear exactly how many times someone may have tried to gain access to Connecticut’s electrical grid with malicious intent, but state officials say they’re working with utilities in developing cybersecurity regulatory guidance.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am
The Senate is poised to approve a ban on genetically modified grass seed in Connecticut, but House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are not sold on the idea.
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by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2014 12:56pm
A nonprofit environmental group filed a complaint against the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development last week arguing that it didn’t do an environmental study before choosing to locate the headquarters of a hedge fund on waterfront property in Stamford.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 1, 2014 4:25pm
Electric suppliers will need to meet new price disclosure standards under a package of consumer protections outlined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen Tuesday.
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by Hugh McQuaid | March 19, 2014 10:00am
Bowhunting deer on private property on Sundays would be permitted under a bill supported by Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee as a deer population control measure.
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by Christine Stuart | March 14, 2014 5:30am
Connecticut residents who purchase their electricity from competitive suppliers pay more than their counterparts who purchase their electricity from Connecticut Light & Power or United Illuminating. That’s according to the findings of two experts hired by the Office of Consumer Counsel.
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