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 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.
Poor Connecticut households this winter will face about $784 million in energy bills above what they can afford, according to a new study released Wednesday by Operation Fuel.
Alerts are posted on the New England power grid and natural gas prices are spiking again as another cold wave hits the region.