Natural Gas http://wshu.org en Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons http://wshu.org/post/gas-conversion-program-norwich-offers-some-lessons <p>The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has given final approval to a program to convert 280,000 homes and businesses to natural gas heat over the next 10 years.</p><p>It’s part of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy to lower costs and pollution by taking advantage of natural gas.</p><p>Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels and cheaper at the moment due to increased production in North America. But the big question is how to get people to make the financial investment to switch.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:59:06 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 12286 at http://wshu.org Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons Cold snap leads to spike in natural gas prices and increased fossil fuels for electricity http://wshu.org/post/cold-snap-leads-spike-natural-gas-prices-and-increased-fossil-fuels-electricity <p>Frigid cold temperatures this week &nbsp;means a lot of folks are cranking&nbsp; up the thermostats in their homes. And it turns out one result of that has been a spike in the cost of natural gas, and an increase in the amount of oil and oil used for electricity generation. Jan Ellen Spiegel of the Connecticut Mirror explained what’s happening to WSHU’s Mark Herz.</p><p> Read Jan Ellen Spiegel's story in the Connecticut Mirror <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2014/01/06/frigid-spell-diverts-natural-gas-new-englands-power-grid">here</a>.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 02:47:37 +0000 Mark Herz & Jan Ellen Spiegel 10979 at http://wshu.org Environmentalists oppose plan to build natural gas terminal off Long Island http://wshu.org/post/environmentalists-oppose-plan-build-natural-gas-terminal-long-island <p>Environmentalists are rallying against a proposed natural gas transfer terminal that developers want to build off the South Shore of Long Island.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:27:43 +0000 Will James 1648 at http://wshu.org Malloy signs 2 energy bills into law http://wshu.org/post/malloy-signs-2-energy-bills-law <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed two energy measures into law that increase natural gas use in homes and businesses and revamp Connecticut's renewable energy policy to boost hydropower from Canada.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:12:36 +0000 Dan Katz 1578 at http://wshu.org