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News Release | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

Report: Solar energy benefits vastly outweigh costs

Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more value to power customers and society than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering claims from utilities that solar power owners don’t pay their fair share of electric grid costs.

News Release | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

New Report: Electric Cars Are Cutting Pollution

Hartford, CT —More than 190,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have increased by 500 percent nationwide.

News Release | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

224,029 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Connecticut’s Waterways

Hartford, CT - Industrial facilities dumped 224,029 pounds of toxic chemicals into Connecticut’s waterways in 2012 according to a new report by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Charging Ahead toward Electric Cars

On May 29, Connecticut and 7 other states unveiled a plan to put over 3 million electric cars on the road within 12 years.

News Release | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

Fracking Creates Enough Waste to Flood Hartford in 77-Foot Deep Toxic Lagoon

HARTFORD — As the dirty drilling technique known as “fracking” approaches Connecticut’s borders, a new Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center report finds that, in 2012 alone, fracking operations generated enough wastewater to flood Hartford in a toxic lagoon more than 77 feet deep.

The report, entitled “Fracking by the Numbers,” gives new urgency to mounting calls for a ban on fracking waste in Connecticut. It is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date, including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage, and global warming emissions.

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