Connecticut Planning for Energy Efficiency

Connecticut: Next Top Dog for Energy Efficiency?

Energy Efficiency Markets, August 28, 2013

Connecticut is back. Or at least it intends to be soon. The state that was once a leader in energy efficiency – but later lost its luster to neighboring Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont – has big plans for 2014.

Dan Esty, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, recently outlined the strategy to reporters, after regulators gave the plan a tentative thumbs-up.

Connecticut has been known for years for its pricey electricity. But recently its rates have edged downward, falling by 12 percent since 2010 due to a combination of factors. Now, Connecticut intends to work on lowering consumer bills even more with an all-out drive for energy efficiency.

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