HARTFORD, CT — In the last year of his term, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a 7-cent increase in the gas tax and the establishment of electronic highway tolls by 2023.
January 31, 2018
January 30, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Solar industry representatives in Connecticut are dismayed over a new tariff on solar-energy cells and panels.
January 23, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Although they’re still waiting for the financial information requested from Dominion Energy last August, two state agencies have completed a draft report concluding that the Millstone Nuclear Plant should be able to bid on energy contracts.
According to the draft report from the two agencies
— the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) — Dominion Energy would be able to bid into the electricity market, which is designed to favor the least costly energy technology. That means nuclear would be competing with renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which are also zero carbon emission technologies, but with much higher price tags.
December 18, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — A preliminary report that concludes that the Millstone nuclear power station can operate at a profit until 2035 doesn’t represent the additional cost of doing business in Connecticut, an official with the plant’s corporate owner said.
November 29, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — The second part of a public hearing on the utility companies’ response to the late October storm will be held in individual towns impacted, rather than in Hartford as originally scheduled.
The Energy and Technology Committee said that this week’s public hearing regarding the utility companies’ response to the storm that took place Oct. 29 and 30, has been reorganized into a series of in-district working meetings involving key utility representatives, municipal officials, first responders, and legislators.
November 28, 2017
MILFORD, CT — A day before the state Bond Commission is expected to vote on whether to approve $9.1 million for renovations at Silver Sands State Park, a bevy of Milford officials and lawmakers held a press conference to say they don’t want the money or the project.
November 27, 2017
President Donald Trump will drop in on the Senate Republican’s weekly policy luncheon on Tuesday to make the case for action on legislation to overhaul the federal tax code which Trump claims is needed to expand the nation’s economy.
November 20, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — Standing outside the site of a former manufacturing company on Homestead Avenue, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that the state planned to dole out another $13.6 million to clean up blighted and contaminated properties known as brownfields.
November 16, 2017
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.”
November 13, 2017
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.