Connecticut has signed on to a ground-breaking plan that will help dramatically lower greenhouse gas and other emissions from transportation.
Governors want sunlight on the secretive ISO New England
It was the first salvo to reform electric market rules and ISO New England, operator of the grid.
Energy bill takes on storm response and grid reform challenges
Energy legislation wasn’t on the radar for any special legislative sessions called to deal with critical issues lost to the COVID-cancelled session from this winter. Even the annual July electric rate adjustment –- which this year contained big increases that sparked public outrage — would not have warranted legislation. That was until Tropical Storm Isaias […]
Eversource says Storm Isaias criticism ‘not accurate’
Eversource Energy offered a forceful rebuttal of the widespread complaints over its handling of Tropical Storm Isaias.
CT keeps losing power when storms strike. But that doesn’t have to happen.
Assigning blame for power outages misses the point. Instead, we should be figuring out how to keep the lights on.
A new voice at PURA at a pivotal time in energy oversight
Connecticut’s energy regulator balked at Eversource’s calls for collaboration: “That implies it’s our job to get the lights on. And it’s not. It’s their job.
PURA: Eversource was unprepared for its 800,000 outages
The chair of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said Wednesday that Eversource badly underestimated the threat of Tropical Storm Isaias.
Never let a good crisis go to waste
Experts say the pandemic gives Connecticut an opportunity to make big advances in clean energy — and reap the profits.
Lamont says it’s time for the COVID weary take a breath. And maybe a hike.
Lamont looked back on the COVID crisis and ahead to a Memorial Day weekend when salt-water beaches reopen for swimming.
Summer at state parks in the time of COVID: Less parking, no volleyball, but probably lifeguards
Connecticut state parks and forests face a summer of social distancing and possibly a less than ideal bathroom situation.
Is Connecticut’s outdated recycling system in line for an overhaul?
Connecticut’s systems, regulations and policies supporting recycling are decades old, and the materials coming from recyclers now have limited value as commodities. It is at a loss, both economically and environmentally, as well as far behind its neighbors in making its recycling systems more responsive to the times.
CT taking ‘a serious look’ at exiting regional power market
The state’s commissioner of energy and environmental protection said Wednesday that Connecticut is being forced to invest in natural gas plants it doesn’t want or need.
MIRA plant a symbol of state’s struggle to move into 21st century
Waste systems in Connecticut are reaching a tipping point, raising the question of whether it’s time to reinvent how we get rid of our trash.
New offshore wind award is largest renewable project ever for CT
With federal tax credits set to expire at the end of the year, the state has chosen Vineyard Wind to develop an 804-megawatt offshore wind project.
Lamont applauded, and challenged, on climate change response
Gov. Ned Lamont wants a strategy for adapting to climate change, but activists say there are things that could be done now — if the money is there.