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Group Challenges New England Energy Coordination

A Boston environmental group is challenging how energy policy is coordinated by New England’s six governors, saying the state leaders are conducting private negotiations with the energy industry.

03/20/2014

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Gas Pipeline Limits Boosting Electricity Price

A lack of pipelines into New England is making natural gas costlier, pushing up wholesale electricity prices in the region by 55 percent last year, the region’s electric grid operator said Tuesday.

03/18/2014

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Murphy: Regulate State Power Suppliers

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is asking federal regulators to curb independent electrical suppliers in Connecticut who offer new contracts with lower rates, but fail to fully disclose the potential for significant rate hikes in case of extreme weather fluctuations.

03/15/2014

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State Utilities Claim Fraud In No-Shut-Off Program

Municipal electric companies in Connecticut say a growing number of people are abusing a state law that protects those with serious or life-threatening illnesses from having their electricity shut off during the winter months because they can’t afford to pay the bill.

03/15/2014

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Grid Operator Sees Electricity Supply Shortage Looming

New England’s electric grid operator is warning that shutdowns of old power plants in the region are reducing supply and driving up prices.

02/05/2014