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More than 322,000 Connecticut residents cannot afford to pay their energy bills.

Energy Decision Places Renewable Projects Over Gas Pipelines

Oct 27, 2016
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A decision by Connecticut energy officials could have a major impact on Massachusetts and New England. The decision pulls the plug on plans to construct more natural gas pipelines in the state, while boosting the use of renewable energy throughout the region.

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Pipeline companies are not having a lot of success in New York so far in 2016. Opponents say they are dirty and continue New York’s over-reliance on fossil fuels; two projects have already been cancelled. A pipeline company representative says the projects are not as harmful as opponents say, and they’re essential for the state’s current electric needs.

Conn., N.Y. Tie For Fifth Most Energy Efficient States

Sep 27, 2016
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According to a scorecard released on Tuesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, New York and Connecticut tied for the fifth most energy efficient states in the country. 

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Opponents of a pipeline expansion that would flow through vast portions of New York want the Cuomo Administration to deny a key permit that could result in a halt to the upgrade.