CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is unveiling his new energy strategy for Connecticut.
The Democrat is expected to discuss how the proposal will create jobs, lower costs for consumers and preserve the environment. Malloy is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association's 2012 Business Energy Conference on Friday.
In 2011, the General Assembly passed legislation overhauling the state's energy policy following years of complaints from businesses and consumers about the high cost of electricity.
The changes included merging the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Utility Control in order to centralize state energy policy, focus on energy efficiency and reduce rates.
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northlander41 | October 8 2012 10:38am
Electrics rates have risen due in large part to Mr Obama's war on coal and local oil. That Democrat said rates would necessarily skyrocket to force people to scale down and go green. The Democrats want to eliminate our own energy sources and force us to drive aluminum death trap cars. It makes them feel good as they get their unethical loans from Webster banks and line their own pockets with Union campaign cash. Romney will make us energy independent and when the technology is right the free market will make other sources of energy available - not force us to switch by forcing the utilities to raise our rates like the Democrats have done! WE must vote out these Democrats! They are the party of forced change and dictatorship!
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