An effort by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reshape energy policy in Connecticut has drawn strong opposition from the home heating oil industry.
An Associated Press story reported in the Litchfield
County Times said that a broad effort by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to
reshape energy policy in Connecticutwith
incentives to boost efficiency and keep down costs has drawn strong opposition
from the home heating oil industry, which accuses the state of
encouraging residential and business customers to dump local oil suppliers in
favor of increasingly popular natural gas.
The governor’s energy proposal
recommends policy changes in energy efficiency, electricity supply, industrial
energy needs, transportation and natural gas. He's promoting his plan as a way
to spur economic development, business growth and lower costs in a state where
homeowners and businesses have long complained that high energy costs are
choking off other economic activities.
But many are opposed to what
they see as a subsidy to convert oil heating customers to natural gas. They
also don’t see the correlation between energy prices and the economic
development assumptions from the state.