Electricity

Electric Energy Conservation Funds In Connecticut Raided To Help Balance State Budget

June 10, 2013
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When the smoke from the 2013 legislative session cleared last week, environmental advocates were crying foul over the General Assembly’s decision to raid two energy conservation funds in order to balance the two-year state budget. In an effort to plug a last-minute budget gap, lawmakers tapped the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority and...

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United Illuminating Wants 35 Percent Increase In Electric Distribution Rates

June 4, 2013
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United Illuminating Wants 35 Percent Increase In Electric Distribution Rates

The United Illuminating Company (UI) has asked state regulators to approve a two-year plan that would increase its electric distribution rates by $95 million. In a brief filed with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today, however, Attorney General George Jepsen said that the electric utility’s application should be rejected and, based on the...

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Auctioning Off Connecticut Electric Customers Dies In General Assembly

June 1, 2013
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A proposal to sell the electricity bills of about 800,000 Connecticut residents to bring in $80 million for the state budget is dead. The proposal, which was opposed by about 55 rank-and-file Democratic lawmakers in the House, was pulled from the $43.8 billion, two-year state budget being negotiated behind closed doors. Lawmakers cheered its...

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Low Rate Financing For Connecticut Residents To Upgrade Their Central Air Systems

May 29, 2013
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‘Energize’ Your Central Air System with Upgrades; Cash in with Rebates through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund   Customers can receive up to $1,000 in rebates toward a quality installed central air system and finance their upgrades or purchases at a low rate  Did you know that heating and cooling costs the average homeowner...

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