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PURA commissioners decline Malloy’s invitation to resign

Arthur H. House, the chairman of PURA, with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy behind him.

The chairman of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said Tuesday that he and his colleagues saw no reason to accept Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's public invitation to resign over the question of whether the authority was sufficiently independent and adequately staffed under the Malloy administration. Continue Reading →

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Malloy to PURA regulators: Quit if you don’t like status quo

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman as Malloy addresses reporters.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy angrily rebuffed a request by state utility regulators for greater independence, inviting them Monday to resign if they cannot live within the unique structure his administration created in a merged Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Continue Reading →

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Utility regulators make a pitch for independence from DEEP

Arthur H. House, the chairman of PURA, with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy behind him.

Nearly four years after Connecticut’s independent utility regulatory body became part of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the regulators are asking for their independence back. Continue Reading →

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CT creeps toward electric grid 2.0

Fleet Solar Panels side view

Connecticut is starting a process to modernize the state's electric grid to make it cleaner, leaner and more adaptable to new methods of power generation and distribution. Exploring how to do that will be a major focus for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, beginning early next year. Continue Reading →

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Electric vehicle use creeps along; proponents urge a bigger push

A Tesla charging station in Greenwich.

With only 1,300 plug-in electric vehicles in the state, there’s growing sentiment that Connecticut hasn't done enough to encourage their purchase, and that added incentives are needed to get more of them on the road. Continue Reading →

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