Goal: Promote a comprehensive energy policy that provides our economy with reliable, diverse, and affordable power
Connecticut, which traditionally has had some of the highest energy costs in the nation, now has the opportunity to follow a new energy-strategy roadmap that can lead to cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy. The task ahead is to put into action key components of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy that will help manufacturers and other businesses in the state gain continuous access to a diverse portfolio of affordable energy sources.
• Implement aspects of the state’s new Comprehensive Energy Strategy that reduce energy costs for Connecticut manufacturers and other businesses.
• Allow greater flexibility to meet the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standards, such as by broadening the universe of “Class I” renewables.
• Further develop and maintain a diverse portfolio of energy sources to fuel our economy, including natural gas, large-scale hydropower, nuclear, fuel oil, clean coal, and renewables.
• Structure Connecticut’s new “Green Bank” and reform existing state efficiency programs to more effectively and efficiently help private-sector businesses reduce their energy costs.
• Eliminate taxes on energy transmission and generation, such as the Competitive Transition Assessment and the tax on electricity generation, that make our state less competitive than others in our region.
Energy and Telecommunications Infrastructures
Goal: Promote policies that will provide our economy with reliable, diverse, and affordable energy and telecommunications infrastructures
It’s critically important to allow energy and telecommunications to become long-term competitive assets. Key components of the state’s comprehensive energy strategy can help manufacturers and other businesses in the state gain continuous access to a diverse portfolio of affordable power.
• Provide the infrastructure that will allow Connecticut to further develop and maintain a diverse portfolio of energy sources to fuel our economy
• Increase the state’s flexibility to meet its Renewable Portfolio Standards, such as by broadening the universe of “Class I” renewables
• Reject measures that would result in state infringement on private telecommunications operations.