November 29, 2013
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 29, 2013 5:29am
Most capitalists have an abiding belief that the private sector operates with greater efficiency than the government. And they’re largely correct. Government doesn’t have to worry as much about the bottom line and thus is less oriented toward fiscal prudence. Government, for example, often offers above-market compensation packages to its employees.
Tags: CRRA, quasi-public, thomas meskill, enron, Thomas Kirk, Terry Cowgill, dh
November 27, 2013
by Christine Stuart | November 27, 2013 5:30am
November 25, 2013
by Christine Stuart | November 25, 2013 5:30am
A trade association of more than 600 home heating oil and propane dealers is considering all of its options, including legal action against the state for approving a plan that allows three natural gas companies to convert 280,000 customers to natural gas.
November 20, 2013
by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2013 1:06pm
With a $12 million hole to fill over the next five years, the head of the state’s trash authority believes the state should allow it to receive a renewable energy credit for the trash it burns and turns into energy.
Tags: CRRA, Tom Kirk, trash to energy, Macky McCleary, energy, RECs, Lonnie Reed, dh
November 12, 2013
by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2013 12:00pm
Earlier this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly gave the state’s trash authority an ultimatum: figure out how to become sustainable through new revenue streams or face dissolution.
Tags: CRRA, MDC, audit, Daniel C. Esty, Paul Nonnenmacher, trash, energy, Mid-Connecticut Project, revenues
November 7, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | November 7, 2013 12:35pm
October 22, 2013
by Christine Stuart | October 22, 2013 12:43pm
There are no plans for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in Connecticut since there are no shale deposits, but advocates want the state to close a loophole that could allow companies to truck billions of gallons of wastewater into Connecticut from the fracking operations in nearby states.
Tags: fracking, wastewater, Matthew Lesser, Connecticut River, Petroleum, dh
October 3, 2013
by Doug Hardy | October 3, 2013 11:00am
The state became a bit less dependent on fossil fuels this week with the completion of a 902-panel solar power array on the roof of Iron Mountain Inc.‘s document storage facility off I-91 in Windsor.
September 27, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | September 27, 2013 7:54am
A moose wandered into New Britain on Wednesday, headed down West Main Street, and ended up trying to cross busy Route 72. Conservation officers from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were forced to shoot and kill the animal before it went onto the highway, which could have been fatal for both moose and the people in the car or cars that struck it. This sort of thing is going to become a much, much more common occurrence in Connecticut, and we need to be prepared.
Tags: DEEP, moose, black bears, hunting, Susan Bigelow, dh
September 9, 2013
by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2013 4:21pm