It's all but certain that the long-awaited 2016 Comprehensive Energy Strategy draft will not be released before the 2017 legislative session ends.

Many lawmakers have been awaiting the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's release of the draft in order to inform their thinking on energy legislation policy.

Regardless, lawmakers are expected to continue working on several significant proposals for consideration over the next three weeks.

These include expanding market opportunities for fuel cells, solar, wind, nuclear, large-scale hydropower, and anaerobic digestion facilities.

Manufacturers, other businesses, and residents across the state are asking lawmakers to focus on reducing energy costs in Connecticut, where we continue to pay the highest energy bills in the country.

In the absence of the strategy and with many energy legislative proposals awaiting actions, it’s imperative lawmakers keep their focus on lowering energy costs.


For more information, contact CBIA’s Eric Brown (860.244.1926) | @CBIAericb