Posts Tagged ‘ NU ’

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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PURA Set To Approve NU-NSTAR Merger; Esty comments

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

State utility regulators backed the Northeast Utilities-NSTAR merger in a preliminary decision Monday as expected, making it more likely the companies will meet a mid-April goal of closing the merger. The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority endorsed the merger in a draft decision, following the announcement earlier this month that the two utilities had agreed

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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

PURA Establishes Docket, Sets Schedule for Review of Proposed NU/NSTAR Merger

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

Final decision expected April 2. In response to an application from Northeast Utilities for approval of a merger with NSTAR, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has established a docket and set a schedule for its review of this proposed transaction. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.

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.

Canterbury puts out welcome mat to tourists

Dec 6th, 2010 | By

Canterbury, Conn. — The Economic Development Commission is looking into how it can capitalize on natural resources to make Canterbury a destination for outdoors enthusiasts and eco-tourists. Chairman Avery Tillinghast said for the past several months he, other committee members and First Selectman Brian Sear have been talking with Thomas Marano, business development manager for

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