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February 13, 2017

Lawmakers Are Again Asked To Consider Nuclear Energy

by Christine Stuart | February 13, 2017 12:53pm

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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February 4, 2017

As Drought Continues, Environment Committee Hears Concerns About Water Bottling Plant in Bloomfield

by Dana Whalen | February 4, 2017 9:31am

CT-N screengrab HARTFORD, CT — With the bottled water industry attempting to expand as parts of the state face drought conditions, legislators heard testimony Friday from people concerned about the water supply and from others in the water industry.

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January 27, 2017

OP-ED | Is Connecticut’s Bottle Law Beyond ‘Redemption?’

by Terry Cowgill | January 27, 2017 5:30am

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When a government program is broken, most good people in government want to fix it. But what if fixing the program means that the same perennially cash-strapped government will lose money?

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January 24, 2017

Malloy Seeks Borrowing To Help Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Jack Kramer | January 24, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The governor will be asking for $5 million in state funding to assist homeowners in 24 towns in northeastern Connecticut whose homes may be crumbling because of a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate.

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January 10, 2017

A New Report Warns of The Dangers of Energy Sprawl

by Jack Kramer | January 10, 2017 12:27pm

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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December 14, 2016

Low Fuel Costs Hurting Environmental Efforts

by Jack Kramer | December 14, 2016 12:25pm

Jack Kramer file photo HARTFORD, CT – Efforts to accelerate the state’s population use of greener energy sources are being hampered by the low cost of traditional fuels, a group of experts told an environmentally conscious audience at the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Environmental Summit this week.

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December 13, 2016

Water Conservation Efforts Would Be More Effective If Mandated By Municipalities

by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 12:41pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT – Taking proactive measures to battle continuing drought conditions in the state is better left to municipalities than utility companies, is what environmentalists and an audience of state officials and legislators heard from experts Tuesday.

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December 6, 2016

Energy Was More Affordable This Year, But Future Is Uncertain

by Jack Kramer | December 6, 2016 12:54pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut’s energy affordability gap decreased over the past year but only because energy costs were lower. It’s a trend that isn’t likely to last, experts who monitor utility costs for the needy warned Tuesday.

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Mattress Recycling Program Is Working

by Cara Rosner | December 6, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of Sad City Hartford A program intended to make it easier for Connecticut residents to recycle old mattresses diverted 150,000 mattresses from landfills in its first year, according to the nonprofit running it.

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November 30, 2016

Tuesday’s Rain Doesn’t Change Drought Watch or Advisory

by Jack Kramer | November 30, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo Tuesday’s heavy rainfall was a welcome sight for Connecticut but it will take many more similar storms to save us from drought conditions, a state official said.

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