Southampton Certified As 'Climate Smart Community'

Nov 13, 2017
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New York State has certified Southampton as the 16th Climate Smart Community in the State. Governor Andrew Cuomo honored the town for its focus on efficient, clean and renewable energy sources.

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Connecticut’s consumer advocate announced on Tuesday that her office will join an investigation into whether the state’s largest utilities are manipulating the natural gas market. The investigation is led by the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority.

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New England electricity consumers paid billions of dollars more than necessary over a three-year period. That’s the conclusion of an academic analysis sponsored by a national environmental group that suggests that natural gas suppliers withheld fuel capacity needed for electric generation at key moments on the coldest days — to the benefit of the companies' affiliates.

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The utility company National Grid wants to develop local science and engineering talent for the Long Island workforce. As part of Careers in Energy Week, Long Island high school students learned about electrical and mechanical engineering careers, watched live demonstrations and attended a career fair.

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The town of East Lyme will seek a grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to help construct a microgrid.