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May 25, 2016

Nonprofit Says Connecticut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Climbing

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2016 11:30am

shutterstock A nonprofit clean energy advocacy organization estimates that Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emissions have reversed course and increased by 4.4 percent since 2012.

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May 5, 2016

Open Space Falls Short Of Super Majority

by Jack Kramer | May 5, 2016 12:54am

CTNewsJunkie file photo A constitutional amendment to bolster the protection of state-owned open space passed the Senate and House before the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday. However, proponents will have to raise the bill again next year in order to get it on the ballot for voters.

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May 3, 2016

OP-ED | Keeping Connecticut’s Commitments

by Carol Browner | May 3, 2016 10:00am

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At a time where the world is moving forward with cleaner, safer energy and lowering the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, Connecticut is poised to take an important step forward.

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April 30, 2016

Lawmaker Struggles To Sell Bill To Help American Car Company Open Retail Stores

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 3:59pm

Christine Stuart file photo Unable to find a compromise, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, gave up on legislation that would have allowed electric car manufacturers like Tesla to sell directly to customers in Connecticut.

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House Gets Chance To Debate Fate of Nuclear Power Plant

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 2:45pm

Courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Flickr A bill designed as a “safety net” for the nuclear energy industry sailed through the state Senate late Friday — just five minutes after it was posted online and a month after the industry signaled that it was struggling.

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April 27, 2016

Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill

by Steve Majerus-Collins | April 27, 2016 4:27pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week.

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April 20, 2016

Senate OKs Bill Requiring Grocers & Retailers to Use Bags Made of Recycled Materials, Reduce Usage

by Jack Kramer | April 20, 2016 9:16pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo The Senate voted 29-2 Wednesday to advance a bill that requires a 50-percent reduction by 2021 in the distribution of paper and plastic single-use carryout bags from the grocery and retail industries.

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April 18, 2016

Committee Approves Tesla Bill

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2016 11:12pm

lon seidman file photo A bill to allow Tesla Motors to circumvent local car dealerships and sell their electric vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut has advanced.

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Bill To Fund State Parks Clears Second Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2016 10:48pm

Sarah L. Hamby file photo The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday to establish a special account for the maintenance and operation of state parks.

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March 25, 2016

Lawmakers Ponder Future of Millstone

by Christine Stuart | March 25, 2016 12:49pm

Christine Stuart photo What would happen if Millstone, the nuclear power plant run by Dominion, were to shut down?

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