A plan to overhaul CT’s waste-disposal and recycling system is being scaled back amid opposition from the industry and some municipalities.
Energy & Environment
As climate change continues to impact Connecticut, keep up with the latest news on environmental legislation, energy, coastal resilience, pollution, and land use.
Lamont’s waste-disposal overhaul plan about to get its first test vote
The story of CT companies converting food waste to other products is central to Lamont’s advocacy for a waste-disposal and recycling bill.
Once again, CT lawmakers take hard look at utility accountability
Connecticut lawmakers are looking to overhaul electric utility accountability and regulations for the second time in three years.
What does CT do with its trash? State is at a crossroads
CT has been shipping 860,000 tons of trash out-of-state annually ever since a Hartford trash-to-energy plant closed. Here’s what’s going on.
State money for heating assistance unspent; deadline extended
Gov. Lamont extended the deadline for LIHEAP assistance, but state funds for relief remain unspent. Critics say the state was too frugal.
CT legislators raising questions about heating assistance program
Legislators want to know how many families can’t get any more funding from the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.
What is the future of CT’s trash disposal? Lamont, industry at odds
Gov. Ned Lamont wants to increase recycling and radically overhaul how and where CT waste is disposed. Industry officials aren’t so sure.
Is CT recycling going into the trash? Some haulers caught in the act
CT trash haulers have been spotted mixing recyclables with trash, in trucks or at transfer stations, to save money. Little oversight exists.
CT legislators vow harder look at utilities, and a regulator applauds
Connecticut’s expensive electric rates are fueling an effort to revise regulations governing Eversource and other utilities.
Ten states are contributing to Connecticut’s smog problem
New data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows that ten states are contributing to high smog levels in Connecticut.
Connecticut’s new bottle law — the bumpy road to 10 cents
CT’s bottle and can deposit-and-return system saw changes in January, but there have been disputes and delays along the way.
CT has a trash problem. Here’s how Lamont wants to solve it
Lamont outlined an approach requiring new disposal facilities and dramatic reductions in the waste generated by residents and businesses.
Energy and environment legislative priorities include garbage, power and bears (Oh my!)
CT legislators will weigh solutions to high energy rates, waste disposal problems, and the rising black bear population in 2023.
Air quality can affect health. Climate change is worsening both.
In CT and beyond, emissions worsen air quality and contribute to global warming, which can cause or exacerbate air quality degradation.
The winter energy crunch, what it costs, and what it will take to fix it
Spiking winter energy prices are the result of a crisis that has been a decade in the making, after New England opted to bet on natural gas.