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Byline: Cara Baruzzi
Mar. 4--Starting April 1, electric customers in Connecticut can go "green."
The state Department of Public Utility Control Thursday named Georgia-based Sterling Planet and New York City-based Community Energy as the two companies that will begin supplying so-called "green power" through the state's two major utility companies.
Green power, which the state refers to as "clean energy," is generated by renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydroelectric and garbage burning.
United Illuminating Co. and Connecticut Light and Power Co. customers may opt to have either 50 percent or 100 percent of their electricity …