Posts Tagged ‘ Northeast Utilities ’

Environmentalists oppose change in renewable energy bill

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

Environmental activists on Wednesday tried to pull the plug on a bill they claim would be a multimillion dollar giveaway to Northeast Utilities and hurt the state’s effort to expand renewable energy sources. But Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, co-chairman of the powerful Energy and Technology Committee, said the bill would allow for better competition and

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NU unveils 981-acre CT land trust

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

Hartford conglomerate Northeast Utilities on Thursday announced the creation of a land trust to protect 981 acres in Sharon, Enfield, Newtown, and Waterford valued at $20 million as permanent open space. For more on this story, visit: NU unveils 981-acre CT land trust |

NU Expands Commitment to ‘Green Button’ Initiative

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Building on the popularity of the “Green Button” tool currently available to its NSTAR Electric customers in Massachusetts, Northeast Utilities is rolling out the energy-saving initiative at all six of its utility companies in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Green Button – an industry-led effort responding to a White House call to action to provide

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Connecticut Governor, Attorney General announce NU/NStar agreement; Open Space Preserved

Mar 13th, 2012 | By

Connecticut Fund for the Environment, an environmental non-profit that works to preserve air, land, and water quality in the state, is pleased with the agreement reached for the NU-NSTAR merger.

Don Strait, executive director of CFE said “the agreement appears to address our concerns regarding the acres of open space currently owned by NU by transferring some of the most precious parcels into a land trust. It also extends the Memorandum of Understanding for another 10 years, protecting the 8,500 acres of open space from sale for development.” Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

CFE Urges us to ‘take action to protect 9,500 acres of open space’

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

While CFE does not oppose the merger, the organization is concerned because there is no guarantee that the agreement to protect the lands, called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), will remain in effect.

A Way Forward In The NU-NSTAR Deal

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

It seems almost anticlimactic now that Connecticut regulators have finally started holding hearings this week on the Northeast Utilities-NSTAR merger. Dan Haar of The Hartford Courant reports.

CFE seeks to intervene in merger between Northeast Utilities and NStar

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

Connecticut Fund for the Environment has submitted a request for intervention to the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) seeking to ensure that the 9,500 acres of valuable open space owned by Northeast Utilities in approximately 90 municipalities will be protected in the face of the proposed merger with NSTAR

Utilities merger: NU-NStar merger deserves scrutiny

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

The extended power outage that paralyzed and bewildered much of Connecticut for more than a week should cause the public and state leaders to turn their attention to the merger of Northeast Utilities and NStar.

CL&P Intervener Esty Former Consultant for Corporate Parent

Sep 25th, 2011 | By

CT DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty — who sparked some official concern in recent weeks by halting state regulators’ deliberations in a multimillion-dollar application by Connecticut Light & Power Co. — was paid $205,000 as a consultant from 1997 to 2005 by CL&P’s parent company, NU. Click on this Headline for more on this story.

Federal officials OK massive Northeast-NStar deal

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

Federal officials have approved Northeast Utilities’ proposed $4.66 billion purchase of a Massachusetts electric and gas utility, saying the massive deal will not hinder competition, increase rates or weaken regulation.

Business, solar and events from BuildingCTGreen

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

Oakleaf moves into new green digs Windsor, Conn. – Last week, Oakleaf, a nationally recognized leader in waste management, celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by guided tours. The new location at 415 Day Hill Road, in Windsor will better serve clients, employees and create more jobs

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Proposed utility deal a big target in New England

Jan 24th, 2011 | By

Northeast Utilities’ proposed purchase of Nstar would give the company 3.5 million electric and gas customers in three states.

Utility upgrading transmission in Conn., Mass.

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By

Two subsidiaries of Northeast Utilities will soon break ground on a nearly $800 million transmission upgrade in Connecticut and Massachusetts to improve reliability during peak use and keep pace with rising electricity demand.

Billion-Dollar Transmission Project Anticipates Power Weaknesses | Hartford Business

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

In early December, Northeast Utilities will break ground on its five-year, billion-dollar transmission project aimed at moving power around southwest New England cheaper and easier. The Hartford Business Journal reports.

NU, NSTAR agree to $17.5 billion merger

Oct 19th, 2010 | By

Northeast Utilities and NSTAR have announced that both companies’ Boards of Trustees have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement that will create one of the nation’s largest utilities, with a total enterprise value of $17.5 billion. The company will continue to be called Northeast Utilities.

NU donating electric vehicle charging station to Capitol complex

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that an electric vehicle (EV) charging station will be installed at the State Capitol Complex at no charge to the state. The governor said the unit – donated by Northeast Utilities (NU) and Enfield-based Control Modules Industries – is being installed in the parking garage of the Legislative Office

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