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.