CT Legislators Trying To Ban Retail Choice

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Why ban choice in CT’s electric market? On February 4, 2019, Connecticut Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz, alongside U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and other consumer advocates called on Connecticut legislators to end residential electric choice. They claim it is economically harming consumers and have drafted a bill to end it. What is wrong with residential […]

How Much Are My Christmas Lights Raising My UI New Haven Bill?

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Can I save money on my energy bill this holiday season? Who doesn’t enjoy festive lighting as the Christmas season rolls around? The joy on faces of young and old is undeniable, but seeing the bill come in after can still cause quite a shock. The U.S. uses more electricity on their Christmas lights than […]

Eversource Hiking Rates In CT And MA

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How high will my rates rise? It’s enough to make you scream! Just in time for the holiday season, Eversource will be raising its standard service generation rates on Connecticut and Massachusetts rate payers . Connecticut residents will see increases of 18.8% to 10.1 cents per kWh. Meanwhile, those in Massachusetts will face a 20% […]

Status Update On Millstone Nuclear

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Could Millstone Power Station Close? In July 2018, Paul Koonce, CEO of Dominion Energy (which owns Millstone) declared “Millstone is at risk now and must face critical business decisions regarding the future, irrespective of the consequences those decisions might have on Connecticut or the New England region.” The closure of the plant could potentially drive […]

November Weather UPDATE —La Niña’s Back!

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Most Bridgeport, CT electricity customers already know that because roughly 30% of U.S. power generators use natural gas for fuel, it’s important to pay attention to natural gas prices. Last week’s cold weatheralso sent a shiver through the natural gas markets raising concerns about the winter forecast, natural gas supply, and possible rising natural gas […]

Best 12 Month Eversource Electricity Plans

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Electricity rates are always on the rise these days. Customers in Hartford, CT can be especially vulnerable to higher energy rates as the NOAA Three Month Outlook states that above normal temps = higher usage. The same concept can be said for the extreme cold temps CT is known for. This trend is not slowing […]

Community Solar Jobs —Who’s Trained To Fill Them?

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Last week’s report by Connecticut lawmakers and renewable energy supporters concludes that the state could create 2,580 new full time jobs in 2018 by enacting a statewide community solar program. The report, Community Solar: Ready to Work for Connecticut says such a project would create $370 million in local economic benefits as well as $6 […]

Plugs Pulled on Killingly and Millstone —Now Watt?

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In hindsight, it probably just sounds worse than it really was. Last month, the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) rejected Florida-based NTE Energy proposed natural gas-fired power plant in the town of Killingly.The $537 million Killingly Energy Center planned to to generate 550 megawatts of power and cut costs for Connecticut electricity. The CSC ruled against […]

Connecticut Spring Forecast —UPDATED

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We’re already just a few weeks into spring and it looks like an early spring warm up is coming to your area.From April 8 to 21, the forecast is equal chances for above, average, and below normal temps in Connecticut. You can also expect a 50% chance for above normal rainfall. While this weather means […]

Can CT’s Farmers Farm Solar Power?

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Last month, Connecticut lawmakers heard testimony on Senate Bill 412 got a peak into the state’s future energy problems where conservation and land use issues intersects with the need for farmers need to make enough money to stay in business and the need for cheap solar electricity in Danbury, Mansfield, or Hamden. Proposed Senate Bill […]