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Energy
10:44 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Towns Compete to See Who Loses the Most

Rennett Stowe, Flickr Creative Commons

Fourteen cities and towns in Connecticut are part of a new progam, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to see which town can reduce its energy use the most. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:14 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Politics, Burgers & Beer: Going Nuclear

Enrique Dans/flickr creative commons

Rich Hanley, Faith, and YOU talk Japan, the danger of the radioactive plume, and the pros and cons of nuclear power in this new context. Plus, the US Senate's OTHER Independent, Bernie Sanders of the great state of Vermont, joins the conversation.

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Where We Live
10:43 am
Wed March 23, 2011

Northeast Utilities and NSTAR Move to Merge

Paul Cross, Creative Commons

The proposed merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR would create the third largest utility in the country and the largest in New England

NU of course is based in Connecticut and NStar in Massachusetts.  The companies would retain headquarters in both states, but the top executives would be in Boston.

So, what does this mean for you?

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Where We Live
11:01 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Dan Esty Goes DEEP

Chion Wolf, WNPR

Dan Esty is the new head of the Department of Environmental Protection – and if Governor Dannel Malloy gets his way, that job will grow to include “Energy” in the title. 

Esty’s a Yale professor who’s advised President Obama on energy policy, and several corporations on how to “go green.” 

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Consumer Protection
9:13 am
Thu February 24, 2011

When A Cord Is Not A Cord

Nancy Eve Cohen

Record-setting snowfall and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast have led to increased demand for firewood this heating season. There’s also been an uptick in complaints by consumers who say they’re getting less firewood than they pay for. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, WNPR’s Diane Orson reports. 

Northeast environmental reporting is made possible, in part, by a grant from United Technologies.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:52 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Low Power To The People, By The People

Flickr Creative Commons, theslowlane

Radio wears a lot of different outfits. On one end of the spectrum there's Clear Channel Communications, which owns 900 stations. On the other, there's a guy who broadcasts from the back of a truck in the Collinsville section of Canton on Saturdays.  

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Small Business
9:39 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Helping Small Businesses With Energy Costs

Governor Dannel Malloy announced today a pilot program to help small businesses pay for energy costs. 

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Canada
11:02 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Hydro Quebec: 'Green' Enough for the Northeast?

John Dillon

Northeast states are increasingly looking to Canada to meet a growing demand for low cost hydro electricity from renewable sources. But the energy imports are stirring controversy. In northern New Hampshire, local activists are fighting a power line that would send the electricity south. And questions are being raised about whether big hydro is really green.

As part of a collaboration of Northeast stations John Dillon of Vermont Public Radio reports:

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