Electric Energy Conservation Funds In Connecticut Raided To Help Balance State Budget

When the smoke from the 2013 legislative session cleared last week, environmental advocates were crying foul over the General Assembly’s decision to raid two energy conservation funds in order to balance the two-year state budget.

In an effort to plug a last-minute budget gap, lawmakers tapped the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Some of the money they swept from the programs was replaced during the final day of the legislative session.

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