Energy

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Some lawmakers are pressing the state’s comptroller to divest the state’s pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. But Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he believes he can be more effective in changing the company’s behavior by acting from the inside.

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Environmental advocates say a planned natural gas pipeline in New England could cost ratepayers more than twice what’s currently projected. And they point to a study that says the pipeline could be unnecessary by as early as 2023.

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As natural gas gets diverted for home and other heating this winter, the head of New England's electricity grid is warning about possible future risks to the region's power.

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Three years ago Connecticut put into action its first Comprehensive Energy Strategy, often referred to as the CES. It’s a wide reaching plan for the development and use of energy in the state that also takes climate change into account.

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

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