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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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September 26, 2017

Environmentalists Say Neither Party Has Made Tough Decisions By Raiding Clean Energy Funds

by Christine Stuart | September 26, 2017 12:02pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Clean energy advocates and environmentalists said Tuesday that the Republican budget that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has promised to veto has some very short-sighted raids of funds tied to clean air and renewable energy initiatives.

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September 15, 2017

Senate Breathes New Life Into Millstone Proposal

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2017 2:27pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Unwilling to allow a nuclear plant closure in Connecticut, the Senate passed legislation Friday that asks energy regulators to examine the Waterford facility and determine if it’s necessary to give them the power to bid on energy contracts.

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September 13, 2017

OP-ED | Dominion Won’t Open Its Books, But It’s Ready To Do A Number On The State Budget & Consumers

by Matt Fossen | September 13, 2017 7:57pm

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As state leaders reach the home stretch around the negotiating table, several ideas are in the mix to help Connecticut bridge its budget gap. One proposal stands out not only as bad policy but also as a direct hit to residents and businesses.

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August 18, 2017

Regulators Ask Dominion For Financial Information

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 4:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Energy regulators opened their discussion about the future of the Millstone Nuclear Facility in Waterford with some questions about the economic viability of the facility, which is owned by Dominion Energy.

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August 8, 2017

OP-ED | Let’s Recycle More Plastic Bags and Wraps

by Wayne Pesce | August 8, 2017 11:30pm

It’s time to recycle more plastics.

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August 4, 2017

Clean Energy Group Says Connecticut Needs To Invest More In Solar

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

Courtesy of the Acadia Center HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s draft comprehensive energy strategy released this week falls short in the area of solar deployment, according to a clean energy advocacy group.

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