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November 16, 2017

Lawmakers Question Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | November 16, 2017 5:30am

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 | November 13, 2017 1:59pm

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 | November 10, 2017 5:30am

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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West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | November 10, 2017 2:09am

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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November 6, 2017

Electricity Rates Are Going Up In January

by Jack Kramer | November 6, 2017 5:29am

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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November 1, 2017

Five Years After Superstorm Sandy, Connecticut Officials Say It’s Making Progress

by Jack Kramer | November 1, 2017 10:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT - Officials planned to mark the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, but this past weekend’s powerful storm made Tuesday’s event in New Haven even more timely.

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October 30, 2017

State Parks May Get Dedicated Funding Stream

by Jack Kramer | October 30, 2017 4:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Supporters of Connecticut state parks are celebrating the inclusion of the Passport to the Parks program in the bipartisan state budget approved overwhelmingly last week in the House and Senate.

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October 25, 2017

Energy Industry Threatens Lawsuit Over State Budget Raid

by Christine Stuart | October 25, 2017 7:02pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The two-year, $41.34 billion state budget that sweeps millions of dollars from the Energy Efficiency Fund wasn’t even passed before businesses working in the industry threatened a lawsuit.

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October 23, 2017

Business Owners, Environmentalists Pan Clean Energy Raid

by Christine Stuart | October 23, 2017 2:26pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Solar energy system installers, environmental advocates, and clean energy business owners were more than critical Monday of a last-minute decision by legislative leaders to balance the state budget by sweeping three clean energy funds.

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October 17, 2017

Environmental Scores of Connecticut Lawmakers Drop

by Christine Stuart | October 17, 2017 9:00am

Courtesy of the scorecard HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2 p.m.) The state’s fiscal issues put Connecticut’s environment on the backburner this year, according to the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

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