by Peter Urban | Feb 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Economic Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Windsor
WASHINGTON — Leticia Colon de Mejias, the founder of a weatherization and home-energy efficiency business in Windsor, Conn., threw her support behind legislation to increase “green energy” job training opportunities during testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 1, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Energy | Public Safety | Weather | Essex | Energy Sector
HARTFORD, CT — A freshman lawmaker is wasting no time challenging Connecticut’s largest utility company.
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by Kevin Flood | Jan 15, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | International Trade | The Economy | Energy Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | New Britain
With One Caveat, Analysts Say Gas Prices Will Probably Continue to Drop in 2019
If you liked 2018’s gasoline prices, you’ll probably love 2019’s, according to analysts, who predict motorists will end up paying even less at the pump this year.
But they’re also quick to employ the word “caveat.”
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by Susan Bigelow | Oct 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Opinion | Weather | White House | Energy Sector
Maybe you missed the expiration date for our civilization during all the other news that broke this week, but here it is: according to the Trump administration the world will warm a catastrophic 7 degrees Fahrenheit (~4 degrees Celsius) by 2100. The Trump administration plans to take zero action.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: International Trade | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment
Congressman John Larson recently teamed up with Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin to propose legislation aimed at encouraging the use of natural gas to fuel cars, trucks, buses, and planes.
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by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2018 11:56am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Economic Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Legal | State Budget
(UPDATED 12:55 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — A group of energy efficiency contractors and both consumer and environmental advocates sued the state of Connecticut today, claiming that the legislature illegally swept $155 million in ratepayer funds to close last year’s budget deficit.
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by Peter Urban | Feb 23, 2018 6:31am
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The mass shooting at a high school in Florida has renewed calls for government action against gun violence and once again put a spotlight on families who lost children five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Two of them — Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden — were at the White House this week participating in a “listening session” that President Donald Trump held to learn from those who have lived through such tragedies.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Energy | Environment | Waterford | Energy Sector
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.
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by Jack Kramer | Dec 18, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Waterford
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.
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