A proposal to replace a state-run waste to energy business in Connecticut with a new entity faced opposition at a meeting of the state General Assembly’s Environment Committee on Friday. Private waste haulers claim the proposal would put them out of business.
The Long Island Power Authority announced a $3.5 billion budget Tuesday. That’s $72 million less than last year before New Jersey-based PSEG took over near all operations. Deep cuts were made to deliver on promises of a rate freeze.
Connecticut environmental officials announced Friday that the state has chosen a wind energy farm and a solar energy project to help diversify the state’s energy portfolio. The solar installation will be in Connecticut, but the wind farm will not be.