Governor Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee are applauding the Connecticut General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee for voting today to approve Senate Bill 9, An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future.
The legislation was introduced by Governor Malloy earlier this session along with a companion environment bill.
“While the Trump administration and their GOP allies in Congress actively work to undo the progress we have made in combating climate change, Connecticut is one step closer to taking real and substantive action to secure our state’s clean energy future,” Governor Malloy said.
“As we speak, we see the effects of global climate change, including storms of unprecedented power and unpredictability harming our communities and putting residents, homes, business, and infrastructure at risk. The bill passed by committee today will help further Connecticut’s goals of increasing accessibility of residential rooftop solar, redoubling our commitment to renewable energy, and combating the effects of a changing climate. I look forward to continued conversation with the committee and stakeholders, and I encourage the full House and Senate to pass clean energy legislation.”
“Today’s vote is a victory for all of Connecticut in support of meeting our aggressive climate change goals and we thank the committee for their work on this legislation,” Commissioner Klee said.
“We will continue working with legislators, advocates, and industry leaders on this bill to ensure Connecticut’s energy future is cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable.”
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