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Posted inEnergy & Environment

Nine Connecticut microgrid projects approved

The state’s first microgrid projects have been announced. Nine projects in eight communities have been approved as part of a microgrid pilot project – the first in the nation – conceived after Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm in 2011 left large swaths of the state without power for more than a week. State officials were particularly concerned that services such as food providers, gas stations and pharmacies could not operate and part of the goal had been projects to help communities keep essential services running during future power outages. Another part of the goal was systems that use cleaner energy sources.

Posted inEducation, Politics

Meotti opens consulting business

Michael Meotti, the former vice president of the state’s largest public college system, who resigned last October amid a pay-raise scandal, has opened his own consulting business. “We can help you identify and carry out a strategy to better connect with the governmental, business, philanthropic and community leaders that matter to your organization,” reads the […]

Posted inNews

Connecticut House members split over NSA

Washington — Connecticut’s House members were split Wednesday on an effort to strip the National Security Agency of its authority  to spy on Americans. It was narrowly defeated on a vote of 205-217. Among its supporters were Reps. John Larson, D-1st District, Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District. “There’s already enough information out […]