Posts Tagged ‘ PURA ’

Lawsuit filed against environmental departments suggests disregard for laws

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

The lawsuit contends that in pushing through the state’s multibillion dollar energy plan DEEP and PURA are blatantly ignoring state laws which require environmental evaluations of the gas expansion projects.

CFE: PURA trees decision passes the buck

Jun 29th, 2014 | By

While the decision moderates CL&P’s and UI’s plans it fails to go far enough to protect healthy trees that don’t threaten utility infrastructure and leaves this responsibility largely to citizens and towns.

Environmentalists at odds with PURA ruling

Jun 28th, 2014 | By

Wednesday’s final decision by state regulators on rules that cover tree trimming by Connecticut utilities around power lines is drawing criticism from a prominent environmental group.

Connecticut Buys Fake ‘Clean’ Energy from New Hampshire Biomass Incinerator

May 22nd, 2014 | By

[Other than ignoring all health and environmental impacts of biomass incineration, this article falsely claims that the Burgess BioPower incinerator in New Hampshire can operate at 90% efficiency, while in reality biomass power incinerators operate at 20-25% efficiency. -Ed.] – by Geoffrey Craig and Derek Sands, Platts Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved on Tuesday

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Connecticut PURA approves biomass power plant as Class I renewable

May 21st, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved on Tuesday a New Hampshire-based, 75-MW biomass power plant as eligible to generate Class I renewable energy certificates.

Draft ruling OK’s Conn. gas expansion plan

Nov 8th, 2013 | By

Connecticut regulators issued a draft ruling on Wednesday approving an ambitious, massive plan to expand natural gas service to about 280,000 new customers across the state over the next decade. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Dave Collins of The AP.

PURA Decision Calls for 8.6% Increase

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today ruled on the Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut’s (Aquarion) rate increase proposal, trimming almost $13M off the requested $26.9M increase. In its March 28, 2013 rate filing, Aquarion proposed spreading the increase over a three-year period. Aquarion supported its 17% increase request by noting substantial recent investment in infrastructure improvements and utility plant, as well as depreciation expense increases related to those capital investments. According to Aquarion, declining end user consumption and cost increases outside its control also precipitated the rate filing.

CT denies eight companies’ $1B secret request

Aug 14th, 2013 | By

Connecticut regulators have denied the requests from eight companies to keep secret their information in a 21-year, $1 billion state renewable energy credit program, but pushed back the release of that information until next week.

CT regulators reconsider $1B solar secret

Jul 11th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is reconsidering its plan to keep secret the winners of the state’s $1 billion renewable energy credit program, after the Hartford Business Journal requested those identities be made public under a Freedom of Information request. PURA on Wednesday reopened the case for the first round of the Zero-emissions and

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PURA Approves Reduction in Generation Rates for Electricity; Lower Costs Take Effect Jan. 1, 2013

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

CL&P’s residential generation rate will decrease about .7 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), from the current rate of 8.279 cents/kWh to 7.615 cents/kWh. The generation cost for a CL&P residential customer using 750 k/h would decrease by about $5 a month. UI’s residential generation rate will decrease by just over 1 cent/kWh from the current rate of 8.727 cents/kWh to 7.6974cents/kWh. The generation cost for a UI residential customer using 750 kWh would decrease by about $7.50 a month.

Malloy names new member of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has named a former state representative who served on the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee to serve on Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. via Malloy names new member of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

Arthur H. House to Serve as Chairman Of PURA — Connecticut’s Utility Regulatory Agency

May 16th, 2012 | By

Betkoski continues as PURA vice chairman Arthur H. House of Simsbury is the new chairman of the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). House, who has long-time ties to Connecticut, was nominated last month by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to serve as a PURA director.  His nomination was confirmed in the recent session of the

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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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