Oil Price Rise Sees Increase in Suez Canal Traffic

With around 108,000 registered boats in a state that is home to 3.6 million people – about one boat for every 33 residents – getting out on the water is broadly popular in Connecticut. No question, keeping this New England state’s boating appetite sated takes a lot of energy, and not just for filling gas tanks. Today’s natural gas and… Keep reading →

Connecticut Governor Appoints State Cybersecurity Czar


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently appointed Democrat Arthur H. House the state’s first cybersecurity czar.

Newest Innovations In Consumer Technology On Display At 2014 International CES

Houston tech start-up approved for business in Connecticut HOUSTON, Sept. 21, 2015 Today, Innowatts LLC, a technology company specializing in personalized energy products, announced that it has expanded its platform to the northeastern markets. The State of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved Innowatts to operate in the state, bringing Innowatts’ total amount of states… Keep reading →

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

A partnership led by Marathon Petroleum Corp. will buy MarkWest Energy Partners LP for $15.8 billion in one of the biggest oil-patch deals since crude prices have slumped. “The deal will marry Marathon’s oil pipeline network with MarkWest’s business separating natural gas into fuels such as propane and ethane. The combined company would have a… Keep reading →

EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

Massachusetts has finalized RGGI regulation amendments to implement a new emissions cap of 91 million tons per year, starting in 2014. On December 9, 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued final amendments to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Pursuant to the RGGI Updated Model Rule… Keep reading →

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The state of Connecticut is about to consider its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) – which currently requires at least 20 percent of electricity come from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2020. A hearing on legislation to update the RPS was held last week, with the Energy & Technology Committee scheduled to act on energy bills on March 28. At issue: What types of energy should be included in the RPS, and is there a role for large Canadian hydropower? Keep reading →

States should abandon the “venture capital” approach to supporting renewable energy and focus on a fuel and technology-agnostic portfolio approach, Connecticut’s energy and environment commissioner says.

Connecticut is abandoning technology-specific renewable energy credits and instead funding a “green bank” that tightens the focus on creating scale in the deployment of both renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel Esty said at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street in New York City today. Keep reading →

Two people walk through a forest in Easton, Connecticut identified as at risk for development.

Connecticut has made a controversial choice in selecting a unique reverse auction system to foster renewable generation. Keep reading →