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Money To Burn: CL & P, UI Have Millions In Energy-Efficiency Funds To Offer

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Image by 80sAustin via Flickr By LYNN DOAN, The Hartford Courant Late last year, Connecticut Light & Power Co. was desperate for energy conservation money. Several programs it runs for the state, which pay for power-saving improvements from lightbulbs in homes to tinted windows in office parks, were oversubscribed. The company had promised $10 million it didn’t have to companies seeking energy subsidies, and was forced to borrow from this year’s budget. Suddenly, everything turned upside down. The federal government awarded Connecticut $39 million in stimulus money for energy-efficiency programs….read more

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Paterson’s Shift on Power Plant Emissions Angers Environmentalists – NYTimes.com

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Paterson’s Shift on Power Plant Emissions Angers Environmentalists – NYTimes.com By DANNY HAKIM Published: March 5, 2009 ALBANY — At the urging of the energy industry, Gov. David A. Paterson has agreed to reconsider a key rule New York adopted as part of a 10-state pact aimed at reducing the threat of global warming by cutting power plant emissions. Gov. David A. Paterson may alter regulations in which utilities buy or trade allowances to cover carbon dioxide emissions. (Photo: Nathaniel Brooks) Mr. Paterson appeared to overrule the State Department of…read more

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