The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed the controversial Energy bill which could have dramatic impact on our electric bills.
By a vote ofÂ 81-40, the House followed the Senate in adopting the last-minute legislation that has not even had a public hearing.
Gov. M. Jody Rell, who has not said whether she would sign the legislation, said earlier this week, along with state utility regulators, that the bill could have unintended consequences of driving electric bills in Ct even higher.
However, several other groups say they favor it.
Charles Rothenberger, staff attorney for Connecticut Fund for the Environment, said, â€œWe strongly support the Nardello-Fonfara bill and we urge Governor Rell to sign it into law. This is an opportunity to improve the stateâ€™s environment and economy, and to reduce ratepayer energy bills. Our energy infrastructure is broken. By passing this bill, lawmakers sent the message that they are committed to fixing it.â€
He claims the legislation “will spur advancement and technology in the stateâ€™s green energy and energy efficiency industry, reduce air pollution and help the state meet greenhouse gas reduction goals set forth in the 2008 law that mandates a reduction of 10% below 1990 levels by 2020.”
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