Two well-intentioned environmental polices – one encouraging more renewable power and the other the preservation of farms and forestland – are colliding. They are pitting farmer against farmer and environmental interest groups against one another, putting state departments at odds, and raising the always explosive issue of private property rights versus state policy.
Posted inEnergy & Environment, Politics
Energy stance: Malloy embraces activism, Foley the market
Gov. Dan Malloy takes his mantra of “cheaper, cleaner, more reliable” energy to the voters, while his Republican challenger, Tom Foley, emphasizes relying on market forces and evolving technology to bring down energy costs.
Posted inEnergy & Environment
Lights go out on shared solar
Legislation that would have helped residents benefit from solar electricity systems even if their homes couldn’t support a solar system is dead for this legislative session.