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Power lines carry electricity. (credit: David McNew/Newsmakers)

In Vermont, A Milestone In Green-Energy Efforts

Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

09/15/2014

Millstone (Courtesy Dominion Resources)

Millstone 2 Shuts Down For Water Pump Problem

One of the two reactors at Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear power plant has been shut down because a problem with a water pump.

07/28/2014

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Malloy: State Law Benefits Consumers

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – As of July 1, Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut consumers can enjoy greater transparency when it comes to residential electric rates. Following complaints from consumers regarding price spikes over the winter, […]

07/10/2014

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Electricity Out at Millstone

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Federal officials say Connecticut’s nuclear plant in Waterford has lost power, with an electrical short likely to blame. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the two reactors at Millstone Power Station shut […]

05/25/2014

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Electric Consumer Protection Bill Heads to House

Consumer protections that promise more transparent billing and marketing by electricity suppliers in Connecticut unanimously cleared the state Senate on Tuesday.

04/29/2014

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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

A Connecticut Light & Power Truck heads to Pa. and NY. (Photo by WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

CL&P Crews Return

Connecticut Light & Power says crews who traveled to Pennsylvania and New York last week to help restore power after last week’s storm have completed work there and are returning to Connecticut

02/11/2014

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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

Electric repairs (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

PURA Cuts Nearly $50 Million From CL&P Storm Recovery Cost Request

State regulators have cut nearly $50 million from a request by Connecticut’s largest utility for ratepayers to pay for recovery from five destructive storms.

02/03/2014

A car that hit a snowbank is towed during a winter storm. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Coming Snow Could Slow Power Restoration Efforts

The ice that knocked out power to more than half a million people in the U.S. and Canada is stubbornly hanging on as frigid temperatures blanket a region from the Great Lakes to New England.

12/25/2013

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