Two rulings in recent weeks spell the end of the line for the proposed Killingly natural gas plant, as far as ISO-New England is concerned.
Russia’s stash of oil and natural gas has folks in the U.S. and Europe on edge as the invasion of Ukraine spills into its fifth day.
The furor over a natural gas power plant in Killingly has expanded into a statewide cause célèbre over climate change. And the governor is right in the middle of it.
WASHINGTON — Congress dealt a key – and growing – Connecticut industry a blow by failing to extend a fuel cell tax break at the end of the year – an omission that could cost the state jobs.
The three-year update to Connecticut’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy, underway now, faces dramatically changed energy, environmental and political landscapes that raise questions about whether the first strategy, with its focus on natural gas, may have partially wasted the last three years.
Another winter, another warning from the folks who run the power grid that natural gas shortages could cause power problems. The warning once again focuses all eyes on natural gas pipelines – viewed as either a big answer to the region’s power difficulties or a big problem, depending on whom you talk to.
A cold winter and low oil prices help a little as Connecticut oil dealers fight to remain relevant in the face of state policy that encourages people to switch from oil to gas heat.
Despite record low temperatures and snow, this winter has not triggered the same electric power problems and high prices the region suffered through the last two winters.
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.
Washington – There’s a bit of good news from Washington D.C. – the U.S. Energy Information Agency said Tuesday that no matter what fuel homeowners use to keep warm, heating bills will be lower than last year.
Sen. Chris Murphy has just returned from a weekend trip to Eastern Europe, where he attended the inauguration of new Ukrainian President Petro O. Poroshenko in Kiev as part of an eight-member U.S. delegation that included Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Sen. John McCain.
WASHINGTON – While lawmakers from coal-producing states – especially vulnerable Democrats – are wringing their hands over President Obama’s decision to force a decrease in greenhouse gases produced by the nation’s power plants, Connecticut lawmakers are shrugging off the proposal or voicing support.
The Senate approved legislation Monday that imposes a three-year moratorium in Connecticut on the disposal of waste generated by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” a method of extracting natural gas that has opened some Northeastern states to a new energy boom.
Even with the likelihood that legislation to allow regulation and treatment of fracking waste in Connecticut will pass, the chance of such waste coming to Connecticut is roughly zero.
Despite having no gas or oil deposits, Connecticut has the potential to set the national standard in dealing with fracking waste. But doing so may put the state on a collision course with federal law, ultimately also making Connecticut the national legal test case.