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Wind power (Charly Tribgalleau/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislature Approves End To Wind Power Moratorium

Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse over energy policy on Tuesday, approving wind power regulations that end a moratorium on new turbines producing clean energy.

04/22/2014

File photo of solar panels. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Firms Lauded For Energy Conservation

Companies from across Connecticut are being honored by the state for cutting their energy consumption last summer.

04/22/2014

(Courtesy Dominion Resources)

NRC Okays Higher Temp For Millstone Cooling Water

Federal regulators have granted permission to Connecticut’s nuclear power plant to use warmer sea water for cooling at one of its two stations in Waterford.

04/21/2014

Ernest Moniz (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Energy Officials to Review New England Policy

The top U.S. energy official is coming to New England to review the region’s energy problems.

04/21/2014

(Sandra Mu/@Fotopress/Getty Images)

Fishing Season Opens

Despite the long winter, Connecticut’s environmental agency says it expects to stock nearly 390,000 trout in time for the fishing season’s opening day.

04/19/2014

Brush fire, file (Courtesy DOT traffic cameras)

Brush Fire Danger Level “High” In Connecticut

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has declared today’s forest fire danger level as “high”.

04/19/2014

File photo of windmills (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Connecticut Moratorium Stalls Wind Power Proposal

As Connecticut moves on several fronts to diversify its supply of energy, proposals for wind power have stalled as state lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on rules for turbine locations, shadows created by spinning blades and other details.

03/29/2014

Bear, June 2013 (Courtesy Wethersfield Police)

Bear Sightings Resume With Spring

With the arrival of spring, authorities are beginning to receive more calls of bear sightings around Connecticut.

03/25/2014

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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