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  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...
  • CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills

    CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills
    Connecticut Light & Power is pushing a major change in how it calculates power bills to shore up sales in the face of pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewables like rooftop solar. Joining a push by electricity companies nationwide, the...
  • U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the...
  • Trash Plants In Bridgeport, Lisbon Change Hands In Private-Equity Deal

    Two of Connecticut's trash-to-energy plants are being sold to a private-equity firm that specializes in energy investments. Waste Management Inc. announced Tuesday it would sell its Wheelabrator business for $1.94 billion to Energy Capital Partners....
  • World Cup tourists face sky-high prices in Brazil

    World Cup tourists face sky-high prices in Brazil
    RIO DEIRO (Reuters) - Tourists visiting Brazil for the World Cup are advised to pack a bathing suit, sunscreen, and a whole lot of cash. Home to some of the world's most expensive restaurants and hotels, and with some prices rising more as the opening...
  • Letters: Oil reform will help Mexico

    Re "Mexico's energy reform is the latest setback for leftists," Dec. 22 Though many Mexicans still feel resistant to allowing foreign companies to drill for oil in Mexico, the state-run Pemex today is hardly what President Lazaro Cardenas envisioned...
  • Firms investing to fuel demand for natural gas vehicles

    Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off. The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...
  • Fracking protest kicks off Assembly

    Fracking protest kicks off Assembly
    Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called. Waving signs and chanting...
  • After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny

    After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny
    Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
  • U.S. carbon emissions rose 2% in 2013 after years of decline

    Carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s energy sector rose about 2% in 2013 after declining for several years, federal energy officials reported Monday. The reversal came because power plants last year burned more coal to generate electricity,...
  • With Nest Labs, Google wants to connect your home to the Internet

    With Nest Labs, Google wants to connect your home to the Internet
    SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, Google has been the search engine that connects people to all points on the Internet. Now it also wants to be the company that connects people's homes to the Internet. The search giant said Monday that it agreed to buy Nest...