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New England energy demand recently dropped to its lowest point ever

By Patrick Skahill Photo: Anton Petrus , Getty Images

New England’s energy demand dropped to its lowest point ever earlier this month thanks to good weather and the continued adoption of rooftop solar on homes and businesses.
Officials at regional grid operator ISO New England said energy demand fell to its lowest point ever – 7,580 megawatts – on Sunday, May 1.


New noaa climate projections forecast increase in southern new england flooding

By Frank Carini

The climate crisis has taken root. The United Nations’ latest climate report explains how deep this worldwide problem is embedded.
Closer to home, another report published last month is equally alarming, for the present and future of southern New England. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report warns that the United States will see as much sea-level rise, about a foot, in the next three decades as it did during the entire previous century.


As states ramp up storage targets, policy maneuvering becomes key

By Jason Plautz Photo: ESS

In June 2021, Connecticut launched a new phase of its clean energy transition when Gov. Ned Lamont, D, signed a bill committing the state to a goal of deploying 1,000 MW of energy storage by 2030. That made Connecticut the eighth state to set a storage target, a key marker for the potential growth of energy storage to supplement wind and solar generation.


Connecticut launches charging program to support 500,000 EVs by 2030

By Robert Walton Photo: Getty Images

EV enthusiasts are excited about Connecticut’s charging program, but warn that utilities will need to explain the new incentives thoroughly in order to create more electric converts.


Connecticut estuaries designated ‘living laboratories’ by NOAA

By Jennifer Glatz Photo: DEEP

Parts of Connecticut’s coastline and waters are now designated as a “living laboratory” by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Study: Climate change puts New England’s distinctive four seasons and its outdoor economy in peril

By John Moritz Photo: Michael M. Santiago , TNS

Temperatures in New England are rising faster than in the rest of the world, according to a new study that warns that the climate change is likely to diminish the region’s distinctive change in seasons, resulting in a cascade of economic consequences.


The new State Pier in New London will create jobs, boost offshore wind

By Keith R. Brothers Photo: Michael Dwyer , AP

With the Connecticut Port Authority’s final State Pier permit recently approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, our state is on the brink of being home to one of the country’s premier port facilities for the offshore wind industry. It will serve as a major new jobs hub, bolster the state’s economy and help launch a new industry that is imperative for fighting climate change and achieving a sustainable, carbon-free future for Connecticut and beyond.


Four solar projects expected to save Connecticut town $200,000 per year

By SB Staff

Connecticut commercial solar developer Greenskies Clean Focus has completed the installation of four solar energy systems totaling approximately 1 MW in the town of Killingly, CT. Greenskies worked closely with Titan Energy, a local energy consultancy, to identify the town and school buildings that had the best solar potential. In conjunction with the Killingly Board of Education, the town of Killingly entered into a no-money-down solar PPA with Greenskies Clean Focus instead of purchasing solar equipment directly.


Greenskies completes 1-MW solar portfolio for Connecticut town

By Kelsey Misbrener

Greenskies Clean Focus has completed the installation of four solar energy systems totaling approximately 1-MW in the Town of Killingly, Connecticut. Greenskies worked closely with Titan Energy, a local energy consultancy, to determine the town and school buildings with the best solar potential.


Report Unpacks Influence on CT’s Climate, Energy Policies

By Emily Scott

Brown University researchers found in Connecticut’s efforts to combat climate change, electric and gas utilities spent the most on climate and energy lobbying at the Capitol.