Two days later, the proposal died in committee when members declined to send it for a vote, the Hartford Courant reported. A committee co-chair encouraged the heating oil industry to support a voluntary contribution to create a conservation fund that the tax would have created.
Connecticut heating oil dealers balk at tax hike to fund energy-efficiency projects
Heating oil and propane dealers protested at a public hearing March 19 in Hartford, Conn., against a tax proposed to fund some of the state’s efficiency projects, reported theHartford Courant. The tax on heating oil and propane — 1.5 cents per gallon until July 2014, 2.5 cents per gallon until July 2015, and 3.5 cents per gallon on forward — would feed into a fund set aside for programs that audit and outfit homes to make them more energy efficient.
Source: The Hartford Courant