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Utilities Brace For Storm Outages

Power company officials say hundreds of crews are ready to restore electricity after Hurricane Irene hits Connecticut.


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Regional Summer Power Forecast: Enough To Meet Demand

A not-for-profit group that promotes power reliability in the Northeast says the supply of electricity this summer will be adequate even if the region experiences prolonged heat waves or power is interrupted.



Supreme Court Hears Suit By Connecticut, Other States

The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing Connecticut and states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.



Opposition Lessens to Energy Legislation

Retail energy companies are breaking from past opposition and are now warmer to state legislation proposing sweeping changes regulating the state energy industry.


Northeast Utilities in $4.17 Billion Merger

BOSTON (AP) _ Northeast Utilities will buy New England energy company Nstar in a stock-for-stock deal valued at $4.17 billion, forming one of the biggest utility companies in the country. The combined company, will own […]


Some Power Losses, Other Damage from Storm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Trees and utility wires fell, some roads flooded and thousands lost power across Connecticut as the remnants of a tropical storm hit New England. No major injuries have been reported. The […]