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The Millstone Nuclear Power Station and Connecticut's two utilities beat a negotiating deadline to keep the plant running for at least another 10 years.
The solar compensation policy that nearly derailed major energy legislation last session is back for a new go-round this session.
"We continue to see widespread and persistent marketing abuses by suppliers," the state's Consumer Counsel says.
The final clean energy competition of the Malloy administration on Friday handed the Millstone Nuclear Power Station the lifeline it has sought for nearly two years claiming the plant was at risk of closing otherwise. In a blow to the environmental advocacy community, renewable power projects were awarded fewer than 20 percent of the total power production up for bid.
Efforts by the Malloy administration to move towards more renewable energy to help fight climate change are poised to shift to the Gov.-elect Ned Lamont, who has even more aggressive goals. But the battles the Malloy administration fought with the utilities for eight years, which are still unresolved, also are also poised to shift to the new governor.
No one even returns my calls… No one takes my insurance… Everyone I call has no openings. These are the phrases I hear from my patients, friends, and family who are trying to find psychiatric medications for a behavioral health or substance abuse concern. My office manager recently tried to find services for her daughter; she called 19 psychiatrists without one return call. Why?
Transparency is critical for our democracy, and no part of the government should be exempt from sunlight. If our state is going to create a smarter justice system, all of us need numbers on what prosecutors are doing. Prosecutors, known as “state’s attorneys” in Connecticut, are government employees who hold people’s lives in their hands. But in Connecticut, there is very little public information available about prosecutors’ actions.
I’m going to lie to you. I’ll disrespect you, too. At least that will be your perception because we seem stuck in a society where if your and my version of the facts don’t match, we walk away mad, frustrated, and feeling disrespected. We need to listen to the opposite side and find the commonalities in each of our versions of reality.
It has been recognized for millennia, since Aesop: you know a man by the company he keeps. Does he hang out with, or hire liars? Does he feel very badly for a convicted felon, a philanderer, and tax cheat? Does he confess to falling in love with arguably the most despicable despot on the planet after their first date? What can be gleaned from the company our president keeps?