Articles filed under Energy Policy from Connecticut

Malloy's energy plan sparks controversy

The heating oil industry is not the only group unhappy with the plan. Advocates for greater adoption of renewable energy sources, such as Fight the Hike, also spoke out at the forums, claiming that the plan made too little mention of energy alternatives such as wind and solar power.
30 Nov 2012

Energy's future not wind

Wind power does not represent progress, it's a step backwards. To editorially support a wind farm off Block Island, costing millions of taxpayer and ratepayer dollars in government subsidies and increased rates for electrical users for an unreliable, inefficient and ugly encumbrance on a natural treasure is ill informed and does no service to your readers or the people of Connecticut.
7 Oct 2012

Siting Council proposes new wind regulations

The Connecticut Siting Council, which has sole jurisdiction over renewable energy projects that propose to generate more than 1 megawatt of power, has drafted a set of regulations for wind turbines. The regulations are an outgrowth of reviewing two applications from BNE Energy, Inc., which proposed installing two wind turbines in Prospect and six in Colebrook.
9 May 2012

State lags in renewable energy goals

If Connecticut does not develop more renewable resources, ratepayers could be passed on noncompliance fees of more than $250 million annually by 2022 ...Of all the New England states, Connecticut has the highest target for renewable generation: 20 percent by 2020, but it has few in-state resources to get that power, save for some projects that depend on state-sponsored contracts.
1 Apr 2012

Lack Of alternative energy in NU merger settlement rankles critics

Unlike in the Massachusetts pact, where NSTAR, based in Boston, agreed to buy more than one-quarter of the power generated by Cape Wind, Connecticut negotiators did not reach a deal for the companies to purchase locally generated alternative power. Connecticut officials said in response: Cape Wind's energy is renewable energy, but it's pricey, and they didn't see a value in locking ratepayers into higher generation rates.
25 Mar 2012

State's new energy department taking shape

The standard calls for 20 percent of the state's electricity to come from renewable resources such as solar and wind by 2020. The cost of meeting this standard could climb as high as $2.9 billion over the next nine years - as much as $100 annually for ratepayers - but that price tag could be sharply reduced if low-cost hydropower is included.
10 Oct 2011

Wind farm foes rally at siting council office

Save Prospect tackled each of the council's findings. Among the comments were that it disputes the facts or characterization, no final plans or "competent evidence" support the findings or the facts are irrelevant. The group in general wants the council to include its pre-filed testimony and evidence in the findings.
30 Apr 2011

Wind power's uncertain future

People in Connecticut support wind power as long as noisy, unsightly turbines are put in other people's backyards. Even if BNE's fondest wishes came true, Connecticut's wind would produce only 100 megawatts, or barely 1 percent of the demand on an average summer day. Consequently, minuscule overstates wind power's niche.
5 Apr 2011
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